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Stonewall Raid Leader Dies at 91

Stonewall Raid Leader Dies at 91


Seymour Pine, the New York City deputy police inspector who led the raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969, died last week at the age of 91.

According to an obituary in The New York Times, Pine died Thursday at an assisted-living center in Whippany, New Jersey.

Pine, a Manhattan native, apologized for his role in the raid when asked at a discussion in 2004. In a discussion with WNYC last year on the occasion of the Stonewall 40th anniversary, he denied that antigay sentiments motivated the raid, and said that he and his team were following orders that night in June.

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