WATCH: Woman Arrested, Beat By Cop for Standing Up to Anti-Gay Activists at Pittsburgh Pride [UPDATED]

UPDATE: [6/16/204, 4:17 p.m.]: According to edgeonthenet.com, the police officer depicted in the video below “has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city’s gay pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation.”  More here.

Things turned hairy at Pittsburgh Pride this weekend when a young woman confronted a group of anti-gay activists who were protesting in the crowd. Her actions not only got her arrested, but, for some unknown reason, spurred a cop to beat her. A video has surfaced of the altercation that has LGBT rights groups fuming. Calls have been made for a formal investigation. Pittsburgh advocacy group The Delta Foundation, an organization that sponsors the Pride celebration, also released this statement:

Following an extremely successful Pittsburgh Pride 2014 which included record crowds all weekend, the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh was concerned to learn about a video of an incident between a City of Pittsburgh Police officer and an attendee. We are working closely with Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar, Acting Chief Regina McDonald, the Office of Municipal Investigations, and the Citizen Police Review Board to review the incident and take appropriate action.

Check out the video, which, word of caution, is a bit disturbing, below.




Source: LGBTQ Nation

 

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  • Mark Santelli

    Disgusting police brutality

    • magormissabib

      Cant take it. dont dish it out.

      • Bloody Bill

        If you are attacking a cop it isn’t that simple is it you idiot?

  • Jim Allison

    Where is the Gay community? They should be surrounding the Police Station and surrounded by local and national news cameras!! The Police have a stressful job but this guy should lose his job and bank account!

    • magormissabib

      Welcome to civilization perverts.Since you spent your life in a closet let me advise you of a rule of the civilized world. You dont get to commit crimes against people simply because they dont agree with your perverted world view.
      Commit assault and battery against an american citizen for their religious beliefs and you will get beat down.

      • lit per

        That’s why mentally ill religious freaks should be locked up in the hospitals!

        • magormissabib

          See what Im saying. You people will never learn until maybe when you
          get beat down like this beyotch. You dont get to attack and commit
          crimes against people for their religion. To do that youre gonna have to
          get rid of the first amendment and 200+years of case law. and when you
          do that. we are all screwd when you take away others rights you take
          away your own STUPID

          • lit per

            blah blah blah

            take your meds

  • lit per

    He’s from India, the land of religious homophobes and rapists.

    • magormissabib

      So hes a homophobe cause he did his job? Word of advise. this is still america and you dont get to commit crimes against people for thier religious exercise. You are very likely to get beat down like she did.

      • jordanD

        Who are you? Why are you so accepting of a world filled with cruelty and hatred?

        • magormissabib

          A world of cruelty and hate would be one where we let violent witches
          like this get away with breaching the peace and their lawless attempts
          to terrorize and silence any they disagree with.

          • Bloody Bill

            I’m anti-gay too but that doesn’t mean i have to take the word of a cop or anyone else at 100%! She may have done everything the cop said she did but she might be getting railroaded. How do you know what the cop says is 100% true?

          • magormissabib

            number one. she is on video repeatedly threatening to do bodily harm tot he speaker. the cop warned her once. Number two the cops and others testimony and number three. She has a violent criminal record.

          • Bloody Bill

            Because the cop said so? Are you a slave to the establishment? Are you the one getting bent over?

      • lit per

        Take your meds.

  • friendly panda

    this is so gross, shes not even doing anything and hes just hitting her over and over