Posts Tagged ‘pepin tuma’

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Disorderly Conduct, Pepin Tuma, and “Verbal Judo”

On Friday, Pepin Tuma filed suit against the District of Columbia—and MPD officer James Culp—for violating his constitutional rights. Tuma's suit concerns a year-old U Street incident, in which Tuma announced in a sing-song voice, "I hate the police"—and Culp responded by arresting Tuma for disorderly conduct and calling him a "faggot."
Yesterday, D.C. Police Chief [...]

Pepin Tuma Sues D.C. Over False Arrest, Anti-Gay Slur

On July 26, 2009, Pepin Tuma and two friends were strolling down U Street, discussing "the excessive use of police powers" in the recent arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. Within "seconds," Tuma says an MPD officer had him pushed up against a utility box, handcuffed, and arrested for "disorderly conduct." Last Friday, Tuma [...]

Gay Man Arrested For Mocking Police Bigotry

Pepin Tuma, a 33-year-old gay man, was discussing the recent arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates with a few friends as they walked to Cobalt on July 26. At some point in the pre-bar jaunt, the Washington Blade reports, Tuma loudly condemned the alleged bigotry in the case in a sing-song voice: "I hate [...]

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