Here We Go: NYPD Gets Rainbow-themed Vehicle for City’s Homosexual Pride Parade

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A New York Police Department vehicle has gotten a rainbow-themed makeover before the city’s 2016 LGBT Pride March this Sunday.

The NYPD badge on the SUV’s hood is in rainbow colors, as are the words “pride,” “equality” and “peace” on the vehicle’s side. The car also reads “NYC pride 2016” on a heart-shaped rainbow and “Our [heart] goes out to Orlando.”

Some have praised the NYPD vehicle as a sign of the department’s solidarity with the LGBT community and Orlando.

Thank you @nypdnews for the support of #lgbt and #orlandohttps://t.co/PprpAVk2fV
— Doris Dear (@Doris_Dear) June 23, 2016

The fact that the NYPD are driving in rainbow colored police cars in honor of gay pride and the Orlando victims is just ??.
— Marimar (@Mvrimvr) June 23, 2016

Some love from NYPD. Thank you All!. #OrlandoUnited pic.twitter.com/Agu8gyTkEi
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 22, 2016

But others have criticized it, given the police’s troubled history with LGBT New Yorkers:

1969: Stonewall Riots take place and NYPD arrest members of the LGBT community
2016: https://t.co/xufS5r5Cby
— Michael Sullivan (@Mikey_Sul) June 23, 2016

Not today, Satan https://t.co/n0snWTa3mk
— Raillan Brooks (@raillan_ebrooks) June 23, 2016

This one is going to be a hard NOPE for me. #nypd #nycpride #policestate #usa #lgbt #lgbtq #policebrutality #2016 pic.twitter.com/r9GgWNsncd
— Julie O. (@JulieOutrage) June 23, 2016

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SOURCE: ABC News, Avianne Tan

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