Here’s a good web-exclusive video report by “Star-T” staffer Chris Kelly about the FW police raid on the Rainbow Lounge. Texas Stonewall Democrats are the latest to condemn the highly questionable actions of the police department and the TABC, following the national Human Rights Campaign organization. “Dallas Voice” has posted its own collection of eyewitness accounts by Rainbow Lounge patrons.
On the question of whether the police knew they were hitting the Rainbow on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, I suspect that no, they really didn’t. Based on the vague and bumbling “official statement” about what transpired that night (including an allegation of “dry humping” that my colleague Jeff Prince blogged about), I don’t think most of them are that clever.