Harassment during Pride

A news release from the Minneapolis Police Department regarding harassment during the Gay Pride parade last weekend:

Currently, there is a video on YouTube of an incident that occurred sometime during the Minneapolis Gay Pride Festival. There has been some speculation that Minneapolis Police Officers were in that video. The Minneapolis Police Department wants to assure the public that those security officers who casually walk by during this incident were not from our department. We have a strict uniform policy and those were not our uniforms or our police officers. This is unacceptable behavior that would not be tolerated by the Minneapolis Police. Action would have been taken immediately to stop the harassment that is depicted in the video.

Aside from settling the issue that it wasn’t the MPD who didn’t step in to help, the video is most troubling because of the kids who’ve been taught to “hate gay people.”