“String on a door” Indeed. Could Santa Ana PD use a little sensitivity training?

Sweet jeebus just when I think that the lowest thing could happen in the battle for equal rights and protection under the law something new happens. The reaction and advisement of the responding officer to seeing the noose attached to the door of the Equality California (EQCA) office was callous at best. “Sometimes you just have to live with being a victim” and then convinced the staff no hate crime was committed.

Mel Distel of the EQCA office put her own recap of the incident on Facebook Here. Clearly in the wake of the suicides of troubled gay youths in recent weeks this isn’t exactly “no hate crime committed”. In fact can someone explain to me how this is any different than if it were attached to a black man’s home? Or a nice local Temple? The actions of the police officers would have been quite different, of that I am certain.  Riding with my own local PD I know they would have treated for what it was, a hate crime.

Clearly this was meant as a way to intimidate the staff at EQCA.  So I ask you OC, did the officer act appropriately?  What should have been done differently under these circumstances?

2 Comments so far

  1. Lin (unregistered) on October 30th, 2010 @ 1:01 am

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I agree that should have been classified a hate crime & a report should have been taken. This police department should be ashamed.

  2. Uhuol (unregistered) on November 6th, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    What the fuck is EQCA? Not everyone knows what this abbrev. stands for.

    Fucking annoying.

    I know what the EEOC is .. is this a california version of it?

    Fuckin make it clear to your readers.

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