March 8, 1970: After Stonewall - The Forgotten NYC Snake Pit Bar Raid. 167 Patrons Arrested, 1 Critically Wounded
Many people don't realize it but the raids on gay bars by the New York City Police Department didn't end with the Stonewall riots in the summer of 1969. In fact the raids continued, virtually uninterrupted with some continuing on into the late 1970's and early 1980's.