Another Dallas-area gay bar raid prompts questions
© 2009 The Associated Press
July 12, 2009, 3:00AM
DALLAS — Activists are crying foul over the raid of a Dallas-area gay bar less than a month after the raid of another club ended with one man in the hospital.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officials entered the Dallas Eagle club around midnight Friday. The raid came a few weeks after the raid of a Fort Worth club where witnesses claimed authorities were overly aggressive.
A guard at the Eagle says TABC officials were questioning whether the address on the liquor license was changed after the club reopened just yards from its previous location.
Gay activist Rick Vanderslice says he is "outraged" and wants to know what is prompting the raids.
TABC officials didn't return phone calls seeking comment.
It is now more than just one isolated event by homophobic idiots. It must stop, and it must stop now. The first raid resulted in injury for one man, and so far I haven't heard anything about injuries at this specific raid. That is the sole comforting thing. To all my fellow LGBT Texas-residing individuals, especially those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, stay safe.
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