Sunday, 28 July 2013

Brighton Pride: Police Crackdown On Fun

“Pride is a fantastic community event and is great for the City, attracting around 160,000 people [sic] who come to enjoy a weekend of festivities.
“Sussex Police works closely with the Pride organisers in order to make sure the event remains as safe as possible for everyone.
“However, as with many large scale events, there is always a minority who will look to exploit the situation by making money dealing in illegal substances. In order to tackle this we will always increase drug enforcement activity leading up to an event like Pride.
“Drug warrants are intelligence led and I would encourage anyone who suspects there may be drug activity going on in their area to please get in touch. You can call 101 or do it anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
“Both plain clothed and uniform officers will be working on the day of Pride alongside pride event security.”


Detective Chief Inspector Paul Betts, quoted in GScene.

GScene reports that three men have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply, and have been bailed until August 15th.
They also quote a spokesbot for Brighton Pride who calls drug taking "substance abuse".
Astounding.
This Pride prize idiot also says; "This year should be a huge celebration of the fact that, in law we are now equal. A true diverse community!”
Unless you like taking naughty drugs, of course.
Homosexuality was once illegal - would this servant of power have told anyone who'd heard someone had gay sex to grass them up to the police too?

PS Last year Sussex Police and Pride stewards colluded to harass a group of people who dared to walk with a banner about squatting and queer homelessness.
Well done all!
Happy Pride!

Update: Almost unbelieveable piece of Sussex Police PR masquerading as journalism in the Argus about how the Robocop Fun Police want to stamp out fun. Do you want a list of Brighton police officers and Pride organisers who take drugs? Oh, the hypocrisy.

Obviously, if the police in Brighton want to find gay men selling drugs maybe it's best to start looking closer to home - like in your police station.

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