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