City Of Atlanta Forced To Pay Out Over 1 Million Dollars To Patrons Of Gay Club

- By Bossip Staff

The City of Atlanta is in deep sh*t (no pun intended) behind (again) a 2009 raid of a local gay bar called the Atlanta Eagle. According to police, the raid was conducted because there were reports of men having sex and doing drugs in plain view of the patrons.

On Monday, the Atlanta City Council passed a resolution to settle a lawsuit in its dispute with the Atlanta Eagle, a gay bar in Midtown that was the location of a botched police raid in September 2009.

The council voted 14-0 to make the payment of $1,002,500 in the case of Calhoun v. Pennington, but it reserved deep discussion on the matter to executive session. Geoff Calhoun was a patron of the bar, and Richard Pennington was the city’s police chief at the time of the raid.

On behalf of 19 patrons of the nightclub, attorney Dan Grossman filed the lawsuit in November 2009 alleging that the APD violated the federal and state constitutional rights of the people at the bar by illegally detaining them. It also said officers did not present a search warrant and used anti-gay slurs during the raid on Sept. 10, 2009.

We wonder if the police kicked the door down, or if they just came through the back? *Kanye shrug*

Seriously though, its good that the club-goers got some retribution for what they had to experience. Seems like cops all over the country are on some ol’ bullsh*t nowadays.

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  • Naheim J

    glad my brothas gonna get paid

    • RATED R

      I live in ATL.. thats not a black gay club its a white one.. Google it if u must but…thats why they won that lawsuit

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  • i kc u u kc me

    Is that a gay hand signal I noticed that my male friends do it all their pics and when I ask they laugh but dont answer?

    • black is b-e-a-utiful

      it’s supposed to be “two in the pink, one in the stink”. But now that gay dudes are using it-aint no tellin what it means lol.

  • i kc u u kc me

    My gay male friends make that hand sign in all their pics? When I ask they laugh and dont answer. IS That a gay signal?

  • black is b-e-a-utiful

    thank you for bringing me up to speed with that.

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    MONEY OUT THE A$$

  • i kc u u kc me

    African American females are victims those that I know thought they had found Mr. Right who just moved back to the midwest from DC ATL and Cali they didn’t know they had been living with men. One lady said her ex-said he done messed up 20 b&%#hes. My openly male friends say trust none – and that we should leave their men alone. My response maybe you should tell your man to leave women alone lol.

  • Say a lil prayer

    From that picture and from this site would think that club The Eagle was a black gay bar. It is not it is a white leather pig biker bar. Blacks are welcome also though. That is the reason this got settle so quickly the Atlanta Police Dept also had to hire a gay police liaison as a go between for the police dept and the gay community.

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  • confidently_ugly

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  • i kc u u kc me

    I hope they got a will lol the government is know to take 5 – 20 years to pay lawsuit lol. Then the judges let attorney play the game of adding fees. They can pay attorney within 60 days. Then he eats up award coordinating the plantiffs pay out! Dont worry about your boyfriend and his wife or any woman he is YOURS!

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  • SMH

    The Eagle is a white gay club, its not a black gay club.. Not sure why why this site chose to use pictures of black men for this article about a white establishment that was raided

    • somwhereinbtwn

      Thanks to you and the others for clarifying that. Somehow I just couldn’t see a group of Black men coming up off something the police did wrong. It rarely happens!

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  • DollBaby1o1

    Those n1ggaz are gay!?

    *head drops on keyboard*

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    javon that’s just redic.. You and him are messed up..

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    That pic looks like something my gay friends boyfriends send them from jail. I AM NOT GAY AND AIN’T MAD OR SCARED OF IT.

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