New York City police officers arrested a man on hate-crime
charges Monday who, they say, assumed the cops were gay
and proceeded to threaten and harass them.
20, approached the cops sitting on a bench in Union Square
Park and screamed that he hated "homos" and "faggots" and
gave the sergeant the middle finger, the New York
Post reported the authorities as saying. George later
returned to the cops to continue his hateful invective
and then threatened to assault them and spat on
the sergeant's foot, police said.
officers purposefully exaggerated their relationship by
snuggling, they were in the park primarily to curb local
violence from gangs and students from nearby
Washington Irving High School as well as the Union
Square subway station. (The Advocate)