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NYPD Doubles NYC Pride Protection

In response the ongoing spree of anti-gay hate crimes, the NYPD has doubled the usual number of officers for tomorrow's gay pride parade.
The surge of officers will include twice the usual amount of plainclothes cops assigned to the area, where several gay people have been attacked since the beginning of the year, police said. “There’s been concern, rightfully so, about some of the violence that’s happened in the gay community,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. In May, Eliot Morales, 33, allegedly fatally shot Mark Carson, 32, after shouting homophobic slurs at him on W. Eighth St. near Sixth Ave.

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