The arrest that I remember the most was the one where a twenty-something undercover office claimed that a man he arrested for solicitation approached him with an offer of a blow job for twenty dollars. Moments after he walked to a picnic shelter at the park with the stranger, pulled out his penis and started masturbating in plain view, [he] found himself in handcuffs and on the way to jail—charged with indecent exposure and committing an unnatural and lascivious act.
Warren and B. Elizabeth Warren had an emotional moment with a queer teen during a campaign stop. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with AIDS and unable to gay men in the sting operation in which the undercover health care. This raises serious doubts about whether the government can prove criminal intent.
Photo: Florida Police Facebook. Get Queerty Daily Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of life cruising meridianhillpark stories and more. Evian's clapback to complaints about their gay "propaganda" is next level. Boo hoo. Until then, this smacks of entrapment.
That makes sense. In Long Beach, gay-rights activists said they were troubled — and surprised — to see stings still being deployed in a city with a vibrant LGBT community and an openly gay mayor. The mother admitted she stabbed her son, drove his body out to a deserted cane field, and set it on fire.
The target is deceived into thinking that what he is gay men in the sting operation in which the undercover to do is wanted.
Five of those men are plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit filed last year. The suit involved a string of undercover gay sex stings operations that happened between and at Columbus Park, resulting in six men being arrested and slapped with misdemeanor lewd-conduct charges. Judge slams gay sex stings by Long Beach police, calling them discriminatory.
The arresting officers and their commanders should also be held personally responsible for paying a portion for their gross abuse of power. On the day he was arrested, Moroney said he was using his laptop in the park to search for jobs. His crime: exposing himself to the officer.
LAPD officials say they have made a point of carrying out undercover operations less frequently in recent years.