Fort Worth Police Chief: That ****** Had It Coming by Dan Savage This apparently has not been making the news. On Sunday Fort Worth cops conducted an unusually aggressive raid against the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth, TX. In the process they beat a young man nearly to death, leaving him still comatose in ICU with a blood clot on the brain from which he might not recover. The Fort Worth Chief of Police is invoking Gay Panic as the defense for the officers' battery of patrons. He claims the patrons made sexual advances on his officers which, even in the unlikely event someone was that stupid, apparently he believes warrants a response that may yet prove lethal. To editorialize, it's hard not to come to the conclusion that this started out as an attempt by homophobic cops to "send a message" on the Stonewall anniversary. Contact information for Fort Worth city officials can be found in one of the updates. If this gets enough exposure, maybe the Fort Worth police will receive one instead.