Judge Slams Gay Sex Stings by Long Beach, CA Police: “The officers actually caused the crimes to occur.”

Will Kohler

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2 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    It’s difficult to believe that these tactics are still being used. I remember the police in Long Beach always being more homophobic than other parts of the county and had convinced myself that surely that had changed. Guess not.

  2. Paul M Smith says:

    Do you think that finally some law enforcement officials have come to realize that no crime would be committed had it not been the undercover police officer’s solicitous entrapment that aroused the young man’s interest to engage with him in sex?? Without the cop there to signal complicity and consummate the deal, the unsuspecting victim would have no reason to pull it out and expose it. Cruising is dangerous for that reason. Men cruising do not grab other men who show no interest in getting it on. Complicity in cops must also be taken in consideration in these cases.

What do you think?