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Friday, November 30, 2007

SF Police Sue San Francisco Over Racist, Sexist, Homphobic SFPD Video

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 11:46 AM

This town is so jacked. Say you're a local cop and you make a stupid short film depicting:

"a black officer eating from a dog bowl, a white officer in a patrol car running over a black homeless woman and an Asian-American officer having trouble riding his bicycle" (Examiner)

Funny? Not funny, because the Mayor and the Police Chief get word of it, and run your ass up the flagpole as a racist, sexist, homophobe. What do you do?

Naturally, you and your cop co-stars turn around and SUE THE CITY'S ASS for discrimination, and then, this week, sue their ass again for fucking with your account that hosted the video, since that could be a 1st Amendment violation too.

From the Ex today:

Andrew Cohen ... alleges that [Fong and Newsom] conspired to deny him access to the personal Web site where he posted the video. ... The lawsuit ... also names the company that hosted Cohen's site, Go Daddy Group Inc., as a defendant for allegedly agreeing to lock him out. ... Cohen is one of 18 officers who have a separate, $20 million civil suit pending against the city, accusing Fong of discrimination ... The new lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

So, Cohen, since you work for the City you're suing, can we just settle with you and pay you from your own pension? That would be sweet, given the upcoming 5 percent budget deficit and all. —David Downs

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