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ACLU Sues Miami Beach for Targeting Gay Men

ACLU Sues Miami Beach for Targeting Gay Men


The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed suit against the city of Miami Beach and two police officers of behalf of a gay man the ACLU says was wrongly arrested in 2009 in retaliation for calling 911 to report two officers beating a man who lay handcuffed on the ground.

The suit focuses on the arrest of Harold Strickland but, according to an ACLU press release, "highlights two systemic issues that reach far beyond this case: the practices of unlawfully targeting gay men for arrest without probable cause and harassing and arresting people who observe, document, and/or report police misconduct."

Read more about the case here.

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