Saturday, September 5, 2015

Updated::Gay Man Pulled From Home, Beaten By NYPD Officers Yelling “Faggot” In Horrifying Video | NewNowNext

UPDATE::  Louis Falcone, Staten Island man, alleges NYPD abuse in $25M lawsuit
A Staten Island man said yesterday he plans on suing the NYPD, the city and four officers who he said brutally beat him and hurled anti-gay slurs at him after responding to a noise complaint call in June.
"I'm disturbed. I'm disturbed as a person, as a gay man, as a human being to see this happen to somebody, even if it wasn't me," he said. "I've always supported the NYPD, I have friends who are officers. After this I feel like I've lost faith in them, I really have. I don't feel safe on these streets, especially with these guys thinking they can do whatever they want."

Subin said he will file a suit in the U.S. Eastern District Court for $25 million, for police brutality, excessive force and a violation of Falcone's civil rights. Subin said he will also seek punitive damages from the individual officers when he learns their names. "They had no justification for using any force, let alone dragging a man out of his home, smashing him onto the concrete and then dog piling on top of him," Subin said. "I think they were probably just bullies with badges and guns who showed up early in the morning responding to a noise complaint, didn't like the person they found at the door, and overreacted in sort of an overly aggressions manner."

As I was trolling through my news feed, more reporting concerning the following incident became available prior to my publishing said story.  Whether this information changes anything remains to be seen.  Having mixed feelings about this one,,,
A gay Staten Island man is suing the NYPD after four officers dragged him from his home last month before violently beating him in the front yard while repeatedly yelling homophobic slurs.

Louis Falcone, 31, told the New York Daily News that officers arrived at the home he shares with his 66-year-old mother on June 19 to investigate a noise complaint. He had been arguing loudly with his brother an hour earlier, who had come home in an “obnoxiously drunk” stupor and left before police arrived to investigate the noise.

“As I’m talking to them through the screen door, they’re saying to come outside,” said Falcone. “I said, ‘For what?'”

Falcone added that his dog began barking from inside the house, to which an officer said, “Get your dog out of here or I”ll fucking kill it!”

Falcone also had surgery on his foot recently and was wearing a boot, but that didn’t stop the four aggressive officers from purposefully stepping on it after pulling him from his home illegally for a violent, unprovoked beating on the front lawn.
Gay Man Pulled From Home, Beaten By NYPD Officers Yelling “Faggot” In Horrifying Video | NewNowNext

UPDATE from Gawker, Cops Filmed Beating Gay Staten Island Man, Who Alleges Homophobia
A gay man in Staten Island named Louis Falcone says police called him a “faggot” while beating him outside his home on June 19. The incident was taped from across the street, though no homophobic epithets are audible. The Daily News posted footage and an interview with Falcone:
According to a source, Falcone’s mother called the police early during the morning of June 19 after he had been fighting with his brother and “tearing up the house.” By the time the police arrived, Falcone’s brother had departed. Falcone was reportedly uncooperative and spit in one of the police officer’s faces.

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