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Los Angeles: Man sues city over sex cruise operation arrest

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  1. OFFTHEPIGS! 22 Oct 2013, 12:43pm

    Pigs are the same the world over.

    1. Jon (Malaysia) 22 Oct 2013, 1:22pm

      I totally agree… with or without lipstick

    2. Labelling a whole group of people because you don’t like some of them is stereotyping and prejudice. How ironic.

      1. No, Reb. It’s not ‘ironic’. You’ve been listening to Alanis Morissette again, haven’t you?

        You do have a point here, but I think your other comment is so bad that no-one wants to agree with you about anything.

  2. all it takes is a few to ruin the reputation of the many, if anything the Gay community should be all too familiar with this. Regardless, that poor man and that poor child, I cant begin to imagine what was going on in the childs mind, he must have been so scared

  3. LucyInDaSky 22 Oct 2013, 2:05pm

    That’s ridiculous! Poor guy, I hope things work out for him.

  4. Since this guy was never actually in the toilets where the alleged offence took place, I am baffled as to how they could justify arresting him. As with most police forces, institutionalised homophobia probably played a big part in their over zealousness.

    1. They’re trying to ‘catch’ as many people as possible so when they’re criticized they have ‘results’ to wave about to justify what they’re doing.
      Hopefully, this lawsuit will embarrass them thoroughly enough that it will be difficult to get the public on their side for any similar operations.

  5. Jock S. Trap 22 Oct 2013, 3:19pm

    So police entrapment of a person who wasn’t actually in the toilets? Shameful and clearly homophobic. They just wanted to target and get results no matter what the outcome.

    I hope this bloke sues them successfully.

  6. Unfortunately innocent members of the public occasionally get caught up when the police are trying to stop this weird and sleazy behaviour. Must have been pretty traumatic.

    1. Weird –

      1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural.
      2. Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange.
      3. Archaic Of or relating to fate or the Fates.

      and sleazy –

      1.a. Shabby, dirty, and vulgar; tawdry:
      b. Dishonest or corrupt; disreputable.
      2. Made of low-quality materials; cheap or shoddy.
      3. Thin and loosely woven; flimsy:

      You’re an idiot –

      1. A foolish or stupid person.
      2. A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers.

  7. dangermouse 22 Oct 2013, 4:04pm

    But no more ” weird and sleazy” than heterosexual “dogging” and I don’t here of that being raided very much.

  8. By calling it ‘weird and sleazy’ your perpetuating an image of casual and public sex as something dangerous or to be policed. It shouldn’t. It’s still sex wether it happens inside or outside the home. Just because you may not engage in it don’t demonise those who do.

    1. Of course, people incl. kids who may see it, hear it, or come across it when they are having a pee, may see it a bit differently.

      1. Of course it may not be desirable for those not taking part to witness it but calling it ‘weird and sleazy’ reeks of superiority. It’s setting up a divide between ‘normal’ sexual practices and those considered ‘non normative’. Is someone caught having sex in public immediately deemed perverse?

        1. isa kocher 23 Oct 2013, 7:46am

          having your sex with complete disregard of others in a public facility is weird and very well could be sleazy. and it could be abusive.

  9. Jim Nashville 22 Oct 2013, 4:49pm

    get every penny you can .. if the cops couldnt tell the child was disabled . they how stupid are they . a little time and a few questions . would have saved time trouble and money … but it being the way it is … I hope he wins and the cops involved are in serious trouble but I doubt that …

  10. john lyttle 22 Oct 2013, 9:33pm

    I hear the child is called George and actually suffers from guilty feet that got no rhythm.

  11. The guy is suing the city of Manhattan Beach not the city of Los Angeles. A very cursory check would ensure that you got your geography and your facts right.

  12. What? There is no true crime to pursue any longer in California? I can’t believe cops still hold such operations.

  13. Isa Kocher 23 Oct 2013, 7:33am

    i hope to god he wins and gets paid a fortune. police in the usa are totally out of control.

  14. PeterinSydney 23 Oct 2013, 8:32am

    Actually beat cruising should be declared a sport, and it could be included in the future Olympics. It is as old as the Ancient Greek Olympics.

  15. Manhattan Beach is a prissy, upscale beach city, with a police department that has been involved in more than a few controversies over the recent past. The police made photos available of all those arrested, and were taken to task by the LGBT community (including the L.A. Gay Community Center) for allowing publication of names and photos prior to trial conviction, resulting in loss of employment and personal upheaval for many of the arrested. Instead of closing the beach bathroom and locking the door, they chose to proceed with high-profile arrests; Charles Couch was an Eagle Scout and at age 22, has seen his life turned upside down. More details here:
    http://tbrnews.com/news/manhattan_beach/eagle-scout-sues-the-city-police-department-for-false-arrest/article_b3b2cc74-3c37-11e3-b7f1-001a4bcf887a.html

  16. here we go, a few people cruise bashing again. Remember not every gay person is YOUNG. To the older gay generation , yes we do exist , this was and to them still the only way they know how to meet. Or they don’t go on the scene because of those gay people and there are many , who treat older gay people with contempt. As some one who has worked extensively on cruising grounds as a volunteer, I can not express enough the help and comfort they give a forgotten part of the gay and bi community. Even the police in this country now treat them with some compassion. I myself said at a young age I would never use a cruising ground , and circumstances had a different idea. So try and put yourself in the minds of those that are lonely and forgotten, for once.

  17. Nobody seems to have a problem with a police officer peeping at a minor in a bathroom stall.

    “why are you leaving so fast?”

    “because the minor child I’m caring for was just sexually assaulted by a strange man in the restroom.”

    I’m thinking the parents have an even bigger lawsuit than the adult attendant who was arrested.

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