Saturday, 20 October 2007

Cleveland Police Officer Fined

Interesting regional story on Pink News. The site reports: 'A officer from Cleveland Police has been found guilty of making homophobic and racist remarks.At Teesside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday PC Peter O'Kane, of Queens Drive, Billingham was fined £600 and £950 costs after he was convicted of two public order offences, reports the Newcastle Evening Gazette. 25-year-old Mr O'Kane was overheard making the remarks on December 28th while out with a group of friends at the Oak Pub, in Middlesbrough, which has a predominantly gay clientele.Staff and customers said he made insulting remarks and jokes and asked "why am I in a gay pub?"He then mocked barman Shabil Munir for being gay and black.' Read the full story at:

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Sean Hennelly said...

Similar story in the Glass Spider last year- on Tuesday (gay night) I was in the Spider and two guys came in and then proceeded to walk around pushing guys and shouting 'i hate queers' etc before the bouncers went over. They then tried to support their position by explaining to the bouncers that they 'f*cking hate gays' before the bouncers kicked the living daylights out of them. That or the fines from the court... I'd take the latter!

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