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Operation White Christmas: Feds Arrest 40 White Supremecists



“Merry Christmas, Here’s a gift from the U.S. attorney.‘ announced Oregon’s U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall  as she related the news of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office who arrested over 40 white supremacists in  what it called “Operation White Christmas.”

From Raw Story:

The investigation began six months ago, when deputies from the sheriff’s office began infiltrating local white supremacist groups, including European Kindred, Rude Krude Brood and Irish Pride. Most of those arrested joined these gangs while in prison, and their crimes largely consisted of intimidating their own members to prevent them from cooperating with authorities.

The members of the gang were also involved in the production and distribution of methamphetamine, the trafficking of firearms.

Fox News’ Meygan Kelly and FRC’s Tony Perkins were not among those arrested.

30 LGBTs Ambushed And Arrested At Private Party In Dubai Hotel

Bikyamas.com is reporting that as many as 30 30 people who are believed may be gay were arrested in private ‘after’ party  at 5 AM, last Friday (March 9) in the Shangri La Hotel, Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group has received reports that  the party was ambushed and all present were taken for questioning. Some of the men are reported to be from prominent Emirati families.

It is unclear at this point if the men are still in detention or have been freed, nor if any charges have been brought against them. Neither UAE LGBT nor Gay Middle East have not been able to verify the all details.

“The CID [police] don’t just bust private parties, either someone ratted the party out or some hotels guests or staff complained about the noise in the middle of the night, I am just shocked that this happened! We waited a few days “to see if it would get a note in the press. It didn’t as the authorities knew it would create uproar. We only knew that they were kept in detention for a few days, but have no idea if they are still locked up. Some of the boys are from prominent Emirati families, so something may have been arranged with the police and the press to silence this story, its very difficult to find out accurate details.”  said a member of UAE LGBT .

The United Arab Emirates has strict federal laws regarding homosexuality and each emirate has their own specific laws. While the Emirate of Dubai has technically severe laws they are usually not strictly enforced.

“As an activist This is disheartening, the government’s actions towards our community are horrid and deplorable especially at a time where the public has expressed willingness to engage in a debate about the issues our community faces, just for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender!”

UAE LGBT is appealing for information, if anyone has any further details please contact them via thier Facebook page.

Club Dallas Gay Bathhouse Raided, 11 Arrested For Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure

What year is this 1965?

On Friday night police raided The Club-Dallas, a gay bathhouse in the Deep Ellum district of East Dallas, and arrested 11 people.

Why the raid?  “When somebody complains we have to go in, just like when someone calls 911 we have to go to the call,” Laura Martin  the DPD’s liaison officer to the gay community, said. “Now that so much activity was found there, they can probably expect more vice operations there. … I’ve certainly never been there, but I’ve heard that public lewdness does go on in the club. All you have to do is keep your ears open.”

Ten patrons of The Club reportedly were charged with either public lewdness or indecent exposure, while one employee was charged with interfering with police. DPD would only release records related to three of the 11 arrests, according to the Dallas Voice which broke the story needs to file a freedom of information request to obtain additional details.

The Club Dallas issued a one-sentence statement about the raid. “The Club Dallas management is committed to pursuing justice for and defending the rights of each of its members,” The Club helped bond out arrested members from jail and has offered them legal representation.

One member who was present during the raid but was not arrested, accused police of harassment and intimidation. According to police reports, two undercover officers paid their way into The Club and gathered evidence, before additional officers came in and helped execute the arrests. The member said the officers were carrying plastic flexcuffs and detained him for 45 minutes even though he was just working out in the fitness area. He said he believes the city is trying to shut down The Club to make way for redevelopment around the new DART station that sits next door.

At one point the member said he heard one of the officers remark that, “I’m going to have nightmares forever after this.”

This whole raid sounds like a set-up.  One complain sparks a major vice raid?  Dallas has a high crime rate people are getting shot and killed, beaten, raped, kidnapped, and robbed in the Oaklawn area, not to mention other areas of Dallas; and the DPD has time to have vice officers raid and arrest people in Club Dallas?

I cannot tell you how much this distresses me.  Now no matter what your opinion of bathhouses are this is a direct throwback to gay harassment of the 1960’s.  In recent months we have had gay bar raids, bathhouse raids, rabid anti-gay talk from politicians,  a spike in LGBT hate crimes and murder, an epidemic of LGBT teen suicides, LGBT books being banned from libaries, and people being fired for just being gay. 

This is a very serious situation .  And we need to do something about it.  Its like time is marching backwards.

GetEQUAL "ENDA Protest" At The Capitol Rotunda Leads To Arrests (Video) – Call Nancy Pelosi’s Office And Push The Passage Of ENDA (202) 225-0100

Earlier  morning 20 Members of GetEQUAL entered the Capitol  Building in Washington, DC as part of a visitors tour.. When they reached the rotunda, they all sat down and pulled out signs reading, “Pass ENDA Now!” and “This Is Your Reminder.” Meanwhile, they began their signature chant, “I am … somebody … I deserve … full equality.”

PLEASE CALL Nancy Pelosi’s Office @ (202) 225-0100 and PUSH for ther immediate passage of ENDA.  It is YOUR RIGHTS after all.

Gay Rights Activist Roughed Up and Arrested During "FLASH" Pride Event In St. Petersburg, Russia (Video)

At least five gay rights activists were roughly arrested and taken to a police car in St. Petersburg, Russia Saturday for holding a banned rally outside the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg. Protestors had hoped to outwit authorities by only revealing the site at the last minute.

About 30 protestors had gathered outside the famous Hermitage museum on Palace Square, shouting slogans such as “Equality without compromise,” “Homophobia is an illness,” “Homophobia – the country’s shame” and “Marriage rights without compromises.  Activists had kept the location of Saturday’s rally a secret until the last minute in an attempt to prevent the arrests. Organizers said it was only their “military planning” that prevented further arrests at that rally.

A small group of anti-gay activists also showed up, attempting to attack the protesters. At least four of them were also detained.

Moscow’s Mayor Yury Luzhkov has described gay pride parades as “satanic” and gay rights activists have condemned the Russian authorities’ refusal to allow gay rights demonstrations.

As we celebrate gay pride today in many places in America please let us remember our oppressed brothers and sisters in Russia and other parts of the world.