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US: Louisiana Sheriff denies using out-of-date sodomy law to specifically target gay men

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  1. I still think the Sheriff’s dept should be investigated to see if they have committed offences under conspiracy or kidnap laws, assuming that conspiracy laws exist in Baton Rouge.

  2. “has not, nor will it ever, set out with the intent to target or embarrass any part of our law-abiding community.”

    This is his escape quote. He doesn’t consider gay men as law abiding.

  3. Would a male officer arrest a woman under the same circumstances, or a female officer arrest a man? If not, then this is discrimination against gay men only. And, of course, as it is the male officer making the suggestions for sex, it is nothing but entrapment to bolster arrest figures for the officer concerned for the purposes of promotion..

  4. I’ll say it again – if anybody tried to slap a sodomy charge on me in England or American I’d sodomize them with their own head.

    They say they’re trying to crack down on innapropiate acts in public places and cottaging. Well, if you want to stop lonely men meeting up in parks for desperate sex, maybe you should make them feel more welcome in regular bars and encourage them to adopt healthier dating habits and figure out WHY men might resort to cottaging.

    Maybe you should try to give them alternative places to go that are welcoming, warm and safe if you’re so worried about guys shacking up in parks and toilets.

    Men who go to parks for sex are just lonely and horny and resort to desperate measures, they’re not criminals or deviants. Do you think they WANT to shag in a park or toilet?!.

    We deserve to have a love life and great sex too, so get off our back. You’d do the same if you were them, so push off.

    Mr. Pink

  5. johnny33308 30 Jul 2013, 4:25pm

    If any of you think that this situation is unusual in the US South, you haven’t been paying attention. Might as well go to the Caribbean if one’s intent is to be persecuted….

  6. “has not, nor will it ever, set out with the intent to target or embarrass any part of our law-abiding community”

    Garbage!. Even if sodomy was illegal, when you arrest somebody a victimless crime, you ARE targeting them and you ARE embarrasing them!

  7. “No charges were brought as no crimes were committed”…? Has habeas corpus been repealed in the US? Illegal arrest, illegal detention (i.e. kidnapping) must still be a crime. As the police filed reports that the DA did not proceed with “as no crime was committed” there are legal statements from the police that I assume would standup in court that “confess” to the detentions! Who arrests the arresters?

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