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NYPD Unveils "Gay Pride" Patrol SUV

June 23, 2016  | 

The NYPD rolled out this Gay pride patrol SUV last weekend for the annual parade. (Photo: NYPD)
The NYPD rolled out this Gay pride patrol SUV last weekend for the annual parade. (Photo: NYPD)

The NYPD is supporting gay pride with a new rainbow colored patrol vehicle.

The SUV was apparently painted for the city’s gay pride parade Sunday in Manhattan and carries a message of support for Orlando.

The vehicle also has a heart sticker that reads “NYC Pride 2016” and the words “Pride Equality Peace” – both in rainbow colors. It carries the letters FSD, which stands for Fleet Services Division, on its side.

The NYPD has been working on its relationship with members of the city’s gay community since the June 12 attack that killed 49. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was booed at a rally at the Stonewall Inn after the attack, the New York Post reports.


Comments (5)

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kevcopAz @ 6/23/2016 6:48 PM

Great for NYPD to reach out to the Gay community, but a bit condescending. Whats next a "BLM" police car or maybe a "undocumented" police car maybe a "we love Islam" police car? Maybe a pink Susan Colemen police car for fighting breast cancer? I ask if they are doing this for other "communities" in NYC? seriously this is stupid. I want a "St Patricks Kelly green and shamrock covered police car for the next St Patricks Day parade.

FrankD @ 6/23/2016 7:26 PM

This is a bad idea. A patrol car is not the side of a commercial bus for advertising. When will common sense prevail? Wake up and stop the PC. Painting patrol cars different colors makes for a great target at night.

Tom Ret @ 6/23/2016 7:53 PM

Good thing this car didn't have any reference to God or the American flag on there.

John retired IA PD @ 6/24/2016 12:25 AM

Bad or rather dumb idea New York. If you think that painting a squad car will solve your problems you are mistaken.

tom @ 6/24/2016 5:48 AM

Don't know if Bill Bratton wanted this or not. My guess is that he didn't, and I believe that he shouldn't. This is pure politics and the patrol vehicles we use for law enforcement, should not make any political statement. I agree with kevcopAZ, where do you stop with this special designation ? Once you have let Pandora out of the box, you won't get her back in. How about a Girl Scout cookie vehicle (who wouldn't support the Girl Scouts?), or at Xmas a Salvation Army support vehicle, or on Valentine's Day a Pink Heart vehicle. This could go on forever. Which is why it should never have been started in the first place.

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