I was busy today at the City Council hearing on the promotions of three police officers with domestic violence histories (or allegations). I live blogged for the Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society. You can start here and scroll back through nine posts.
While local LGBT activist Billy Hileman showed up to testify, I was somewhat stunned that no other LGBT leaders were there to at least put the issue of same-sex intimate partner violence on the table. In the usual scenario, victims of same-sex domestic violence are hesitant to contact the police for fears stemming from perceived homophobia … they won't be believed, they won't be treated fairly, etc. Imagine the deeper chilling effect upon LGBT couples living in Zone 2 where Commander Trosky now presides? Or having someone show up at your door who is in the news for assaulting his own daughter?
So, I wonder why no one from Persad testified at this hearing?