The victim of the attack is now in fair condition in hospital. And the police chief has changed his tune:
Halstead promised that he will work to employ a liaison between police and the gay community. "We’ve got to work together," Halstead said. "Be patient, and you will see that this is just not lip service. I will meet with you wherever you want to meet. I will go to your restaurants, your house, we can eat barbecue, whatever you want to do. But we’ve got to talk. We will heal beyond this."
When cops accuse gay men in a bar of groping them and then beat one of them into a near-fatal condition, it seems to me that healing is way off. Investigation and accountability first.