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    Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    Apparently Louisiana Police in Baton Rouge have been using the states anti-sodomy law to target gay men in stings where officers chat them up and proceed to offer to take them home for some fun. Upon arriving at their homes they are arrested under Louisiana's "Crimes Against Nature" law. The problem is that this law, and others like it, were struck down by the US Supreme Court in 2003 under the Lawrence vs. Texas decision. The District Attorney has also refused to prosecute any of the cases citing the fact that no crime had been committed.

    So what's the excuse? Well the laws are on the books, so they have to be enforced. In the form of an anti-gay sting operation that consumes dozens of man hours, police patrol time, and of course money. Right.

    This has got to be one of the most egregious wastes of public resources from the police I've heard of in a long while. Pursuing elaborate police operations to nab people for arrest on charges that are palpably not crimes for the sake of sating obvious bigotry on the police force.

    La. city police arrested men under sodomy law
    Louisiana Police Sting Targets, Arrests Gay Men For Sex Using Unconstitutional Anti-Sodomy Law

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    more from the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper

    The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said Sunday it should have taken a different approach with a task force that made at least a dozen arrests since 2011 using a struck-down law to arrest men at parish parks who discussed or agreed to have consensual sex with undercover agents.

    But Metro Councilman John Delgado sent an email to the Sheriff’s Office saying Sheriff Sid Gautreaux owes an apology to the men arrested and the entire parish.
    Like many conservative-dominated states Louisiana has refused to erase discriminatory laws that were negated by the SCOTUS decision in Lawrence v. Texas . As Councilman Delgado notes,
    “Ignorance of the law is no excuse,” he said. “Doesn’t your office tell people that all the time?”
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    "And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free..."

    Or you know... not.

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    We use to live in an apartment next to 5 transvestite male prostitutes. They would often share their adventures with us, telling how occasionally they would be in the middle of a sex act only to have a badge stuck in their face letting them know they were being busted for prostitution and such.

    Mess up life life if you ask me.

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    We use to live in an apartment next to 5 transvestite male prostitutes. They would often share their adventures with us, telling how occasionally they would be in the middle of a sex act only to have a badge stuck in their face letting them know they were being busted for prostitution and such.

    Mess up life life if you ask me.
    I'm not quite sure how this applies?

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm not quite sure how this applies?
    They were Gay, (sort of) getting banged by the cops and being arrested. This was back before the 2003 decision (LAWRENCE V. TEXAS) so the were arrested for sodomy also.

    If you want me to say the cops are just screwing with these people for no reason, forget about it.

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    They were Gay, (sort of) getting banged by the cops and being arrested. This was back before the 2003 decision (LAWRENCE V. TEXAS) so the were arrested for sodomy also.

    If you want me to say the cops are just screwing with these people for no reason, forget about it.
    I mean it wasn't for no reason, they did it because they were bigoted.

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    No wonder we can't get **** straight in this country. This article taught me they have too many cops. Do themselves a favor, fire these guys or the person who can't use resources correctly. What a joke.
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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    Where is Eric Holder when you need him? Surely this is a violation of civil rights. I hope some lawyer get these victims some compensation.

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    Re: Louisiana Police Launch Stings Targetting Gay Men

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I mean it wasn't for no reason, they did it because they were bigoted.
    You could say that *or it might be they've been ordered to clean up their town of the unwashed.

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