Last week, Justine Damond, a white, blonde, Australian yoga instructor, called the police in Minneapolis to report a rape. She was so concerned that she called the police twice to get them to come faster — she could hear the victim screaming. When the police arrived, she ran to their car in her pajamas, and officer Mohamed Noor shot her once.
Lightfoot eventually did apologize for making the comments, but notably stopped well-short of retracting the sentiment behind her remarks. Pressed on if she planned to issue an apology, she would only say she was sorry the microphone caught her remarks. She compared herself to progressive firebrand Rep.
The next day, May 23, two armed people were holed up in an apartment building on the predominantly white Northwest Side. To be sure, this crisis existed before police fired sixteen shots into the body of black seventeen-year-old Laquan McDonald in And before Burge, there was the dawn-raid-turned-police- assassination of Illinois Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton in
The original purpose was to support gay and lesbian police officers- who were mostly closeted at that time. The LGPA is dedicated to promoting solidarity and upholding Human Rights, providing support and social interaction for its members and to promote understanding between the police and the LGBT Communities through education, communication and charitable acts. In LEGAL-International was formed so GLBT police groups around the world could support each other- the older established groups supporting the new groups and to exchange good police practice between us all. Since its inception, GOAL has advocated for the rights of its members and has assisted them on matters of discrimination, harassment, and disparate treatment in the workplace.
By Robert Sullivan. Photographed by Adam Jason Cohen. The Stonewall riots happened nearly a half-century ago, but it goes without saying that the harassment represented by what is perhaps the most famous police raid on a gay bar was not specific to the Stonewall Inn, or Greenwich Village, or New York City.
It is the first city-sponsored hall of fame dedicated to LGBT people, organizations and community in the United States. Daley hosted the ceremony and afterwards, photos of the inductees were displayed in city hall. It currently has no physical facility but maintains a website, which allows anyone to visit the Hall of Fame at any time.
Skip back in time to review the history of the LGPA prior to the two organizations coming together in …. The original LGPA fore-leaders decided to step down in and asked us to continue the passage of future endeavors for the association. Thus, opening our association to firefighters, public safety officers and associate members.
All rights reserved. Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from our online archives.
Dorothy Knudson is more likely to be castigated by her co-workers at the Chicago Police Department for being "a bleeding-heart liberal" than for being a lesbian. Mike Sherry is more worried about being mistaken for a security guard, rather than a police officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago, than about having people know he is gay. And Bill Dineen's hackles may rise if you kid him about being part of the "tree police" or "squirrel squad," nicknames for members of the Cook County Forest Preserve Police, but not if you ask about his sexual orientation.
Lori Elaine Lightfoot born August 4, is an American politician and lawyer serving as 56th and current Mayor of Chicago. Before becoming mayor, Lightfoot worked in private legal practice as a partner at Mayer Brown and held various government positions in the City of Chicago. Lightfoot ran for Mayor of Chicago inadvancing to a runoff election against Toni Preckwinkle in the February election. She defeated Preckwinkle in the runoff on April 2,