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EXPOSED! Over 600 Gay Men Falsely Arrested In Sex Sting Operation In Palm Beach, Florida

 
In what has to be one of the biggest use of police abuse of power and the targeting and  of entrapment of gay men since the 1960’s.  Editor Jason Parsley of the South Florida Gay News has exposed a massive undercover police operation in Palm Beach, FL, that has led to the arrest more than 600 men allegedly looking for sex when ONLY 4 were actually caught in the act and the rest were arrested only after an undercover police officer propositioned them.
 
Detectives Peter Lazar and his partner Vaniclov “Van” Garner, from 2005 to 2010 arrested more than 600  using what one lawyer called “disgusting” tactics of entrapment while another lawyer questioned the legality of the detectives’ behavior.“They approach, lure and entice guys who are sitting alone in their car, start a sexually charged conversation and then look for a way to arrest them,” said Fort Lauderdale attorney Russell Cormican, who estimates he’s probably represented upwards of a 100 men over the past 15 years for getting busted for public sex.One man Gerry Sanders (not his real name) was jogging in the the park and washed his face in the restroom. Sanders, who noticed two men acting strangely in the restroom, mistook the undercover detectives for potential muggers. After leaving the bathroom he got in his car and left with the detective following him through the park. The incident ended with Sanders being charged with loitering in a public restroom.
 
Gerry Sanders is straight and has a girlfriend.
 
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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?