|The NY Times reported over 25 years ago:|
Before he became the champion of the taxi medallion
owner-standing up for what's right in the middle of
8 driver/owner suicides-Ruben Diaz Sr. stood up
for gay rights as well when he was on the
Civil Complaint Review Board that reviewed police misconduct.
We don't endorse the Reverend's comments but we feel that any
drastic action against the councilman would be a miscarriage of
justice against our entire industry that has suffered so much.
There must be a middle ground to resolve this so that we achieve
fairness for all. And we urge the Speaker to find it.
RUBIN DIAZ FOUGHT FOR GAY RIGHTS
During the board meeting, Mr. Diaz defended his record,
saying that he had always been a friend of gay people.
As evidence, he noted that he had called for the reopening
of the case of a man who said he was beaten by police officers
at an Act Up demonstration three years ago.
Investigation Not Completed.
READ THESE THREE ARTICLES:
|MAN SAYS POLICE BEAT HIM AT ACT UP RALLY|
|MAN BEATEN BY OFFICERS SETTLES SUIT|
|BOARD DISAVOWS DIAZ ON THE GAY GAMES|