Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Homosexual protestors outside St. Louis cathedral claim police harassment

Members of two activist organizations taking part in weekly protests outside the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis are alleging police harassment after an officer told a noncompliant protestor to “prepare for arrest.” The protestors are angry at Archbishop Robert Carlson for donating $10,000 to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maine.

“Several of the protestors told police that they wanted to get arrested for the media attention,” according to a police department statement. “They have been doing these protests every week for several weeks now with no arrests, so this is their way of getting media attention. If someone is alleging officer misconduct, we encourage them to contact the Internal Affairs Division.”

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