HottJoe saidIt's just sad that gay men who owe their rights to people who once stood up to the police have no respect for other minorities that are currently persecuted by the same police. The hypocrisy is sickening.
I fully agree, but unfortunately, that sort of thing is not uncommon.
The Pilgrims migrated to colonial North American to escape religious persecution. It's not that they were opposed to persecution; it's just that they did not want to be the ones who were persecuted. So, at the earliest opportunity, they persecuted the Native Americans who had helped them survive the first winter.
In only slightly earlier times, black Americans faced serious persecution. Of course it's not entirely over, but it's not nearly so bad as it once was. One would assume that because they know what it is like to face persecution, black Americans would work for equality for everyone, yet many blacks oppose equality for gay men and women.
So we should not be surprised that some gay men and women fail to stand up for the rights of others. Of course, people who will not stand up for the rights of others have no right to complain when no one will stand up for them.
In the case at hand, our knowledge of what actually happened is incomplete. From news reports, it certainly appears to be a case of serious police misconduct. It definitely should be carefully investigated instead of being subjected to the usual coverup.