There was a rally** today in
show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
This comes after two women,
Jeannette Grey and Tiffany Jimenez were beaten by male police officers at a
lounge on the corner of
According to the women, the
officers shouted homophobic slurs toward the women.
Both women were then taken
into police custody where more of their rights were violated.
Hundreds, including Grey,
Jimenez and other victims, showed up to the event today in support of the LGBT
victims of police violence.
According to the NYPD, they
responded to a fight outside the bar and attempted to disperse the crowd.
Four people were arrested
and one, Jimenez was taken to
because she was highly intoxicated. She was then treated and released from the
Two of the women received C
summonses and released. The other two were charged with resisting arrest and
taken into custody.
On May 19, a complaint was
filed to IAB by Jimenez’s uncle alleging that she was the victim of unnecessary
force and an anti-lesbian remark.
**Make the Road New York (MRNY) Globe activists organized the rally.