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Chad Gibson Speaks Out, Calls for Prosecutions: "It Shouldn't Have Happened"

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Chad Gibson, beaten during the infamous Rainbow Lounge raid, is speaking out on his injuries and says he has no memory of what happened.

SafariScreenSnapz0012 "I was at the bar buying drinks for my friends and I. The next thing I remember is waking up in the ICU. I'm just appalled that they took it to the level that they did."

Gibson's blood clot behind his right eye poses a threat to his health if it does not dissolve gradually.

"A lot of the doctors I've talked to say you can't get this kind of blow to the head from just falling, if I had just fallen like they said I did."

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead still maintains it was not his department but the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) who arrested Gibson. Gibson—who is currently seeking legal advice—doesn't buy that, demanding that responsibility be taken.

"I want the truth."

In an interview with WFAA-TV, Gibson went further, saying the police officers involved should be prosecuted for what he terms "a cover-up."

He's grateful for all the support he's getting, saying, "There are so many people out there that are doing that fight for me."

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  1. Fast recovery, kid. Hang in there!

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jul 6, 2009 11:02:28 AM


  2. We wish you the best, Chad!

    Posted by: RP | Jul 6, 2009 12:44:00 PM


  3. I wonder if the hospital is recommending that he minimize movement or anything like that. I emailed Hicks, Burns and Espino late last night. Hicks personally wrote me back later (at 11:14PM!!!) and Burns' aide just wrote me back. They both said that it means a lot to them to hear from supporters, and that the positive emails are helpful. So just fyi for those of you wondering whether or not it's worth it to thank the councilmembers calling for an investigation.

    Posted by: K | Jul 6, 2009 1:25:01 PM


  4. If Dems would pass the hate crimes bill, then the FBI could investigate for violation of his civil rights. But of course, there is no hate. That was all love they showed him.

    Posted by: David | Jul 6, 2009 1:58:31 PM


  5. "If Dems would pass the hate crimes bill, then the FBI could investigate for violation of his civil rights. But of course, there is no hate. That was all love they showed him."

    My God! Why do I have to share my name with anyone this stupid?

    There is no need for new legislation so the Feds can investigate for a civil rights violation. The fact that the man was assaulted by Texas officers is sufficient.

    Posted by: David C | Jul 7, 2009 12:08:07 AM


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