November 28, 2022
From Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism

[unable to retrieve full-text content]NYPD’s Post-Colorado Springs Pinkwashing Is Pure Propaganda:

By Ashoka Jegroo

On November 19, moments before midnight, an armed bigot entered Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during Trans Day Of Remembrance events and opened fire, killing five people and injuring at least 18 people. 

In response to the tragedy, NYC Mayor Eric Adams & NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell made statements on social media claiming that the “NYPD stands with the LGBTQIA+ community” and condemns “violence of any kind in NYC and everywhere.” New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York state police and NYPD would step up surveillance within LGBTQ communities and would monitor social media sites for potential threats. 

But from the pre-Stonewall days to literally earlier this month, the NYPD has a history of violence against queer and trans people – particularly in queer and trans social and political spaces.

About two weeks ago, right outside of City Hall, NYPD sent multiple units, including Counterterrorism, the Disorder Control Unit, and the Strategic Response Group, to protect a transphobic rally from the trans people who came to counter-protest with bells, horns, their voices, and yes, even their fists if need be. NYPD brutally arrested 9 people that day, all of whom were counter-protesters.