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Palm Springs Leather Bar Raided By Police During Leather Pride Weekend

Last night right at the end of Leather Pride Weekend in Palm Springs, CA,  the Cathedral City Police raided and closed the popular leather bar The Barracks citing “capacity” issues. 

via Leatherati:

Breaking news…we just received a text indicating the Barracks Bar in Cathedral City, CA was shut down this afternoon by the local police department for “capacity” issues. The closure came during one of the busiest Sunday beer busts of the year with the town crowded with attendees to Palm Springs Leather Pride. The Barracks has had ongoing difficulties with the Cathedral City police department over capacity issues and displaying porn in the bar.
Porn in leather bars.  Geez what are they thinking that its the 70′ s and 80’s when people had freedom?


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