"My roommate and I were there for the police raid at the Eagle on September 10, 2009. We had arrived about 20 minutes before the raid took place," Allan Vives said. "Everyone was ordered to get on their stomachs and face down… As far as I could tell everyone was searched at least once, most of us twice. Most, but not all, of the officers were incredibly derogatory and insulting whether they found evidence of drugs or not," Vives said. "When asking why, we were met with derisive remarks and no explanation. I am furious at how we were treated and can't believe that this has happened in this day and age."
I'm happy to live in a city where small-minded, petty, vindictive authorities don't harass bars and clu—oh, right.
Atlanta Police's liaison to the gay community said the volume of complaints she's received from patrons at a Midtown gay bar… The raid was a result of a tip sent to Mayor Shirley Franklin's office a couple of weeks ago, said Danni Lynn Harris, Atlanta Police's LGBT liaison.
Eight employees of the Eagle "remain under arrest"—not for selling or possessing drugs, but for "providing adult entertainment without a city permit." Which sounds like homophobic police speak for "those homos didn't have thar shirts on."