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Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

Georgia Police Arrest 9 Men in GRINDR “Drugs for Sex” Sting Operation

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia arrested nine men during a three-day sting using Grindr in what they claim is a “drugs for sex” operation.

Sgt. W. Dereck Johnson – who identified himself on Grindr as “Charlie[looking for]420” – initiated a conversation about sex and offered to host at a Quality Inn & Suites on Beartooth Parkway in Dawsonville.

When the man said he had marijuana, Johnson replied, “U share?” The man said he would. Johnson also offered to supply papers to smoke the marijuana. 

“I want to get high and fuck,” Johnson wrote.

 Johnson told a local magistrate court judge a different story according to a March 4 warrant for the suspect’s arrest.

“[The suspect] did solicit SSGT D. Johnson to perform an act of prostitution in exchange for marijuana,” Johnson wrote in the warrant.

The man was charged with misdemeanor pandering, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and criminal attempt. 

In all  nine men were arrested during the sting using GRINDR over three day and charges ranged from misdemeanors – including pandering, obstruction and marijuana possession – to felonies, including criminal attempt to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine and use of a communication device to facilitate a felony. The men arrested ranged in age from 23 to 50 years old.

Sources report that all the men’s mugshots and places of business were published in a local media outlet.

Greg Nevins, senior counsel at Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office in Atlanta, said the pandering charge is baseless. This type of arrest harkens back to other instances of law enforcement targeting gay men.

Dawsonville is located about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Source: Project Q

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against San Jose Police Over Gay Sex Sting Operation


A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the San Jose Police Department which accuses the department of singling out gay men during sting operations held in 2014 and 2015 at Columbus park. Police officers posed as decoys and solicited men they perceived to be gay to have sex with them.

The restroom has long been known as a gay cruising spot where men meet each other for sex.

Attorney Bruce Nickerson filed the suit accusing the SJPD of treating the men differently because of their sexual orientation and denying their constitutional rights.

Says Nickerson, the arrests should be thrown out “Because the decoy automatically makes every arrest invalid by generating in the mind of the defendant the reasonable belief that the decoy is interested and not likely to be offended.”

Nickerson also states that  that the department was unfairly targeting gay men for arrests and citations — for absurd charges such as “loitering near a bathroom with the intent to commit a lewd act.”

“It is the Gay equivalent of stopping Jim Crow laws. You want to know how many decoy arrests there were for male/female lewd conduct? Zero.” said Nickerson. 

San Jose police and prosecutors argue the cases deny claims of prejudice. SJPD spokesman Sgt. Enrique Garcia objects to even calling the operations “stings” because no overtime was used and the officers work their shifts in plainclothes anyway

“A lot of gay rights attorneys turn up their noses at what I do,” Nickerson said. “But there’s a reason I do these kinds of cases. Because worse than being fired because you’re gay is to be arrested for being gay. The most fundamental right is to be free of imprisonment.”

Last year, a Santa Clara County judge dismissed charges against six men arrested by San Jose police and criticized the department out for singling out gay men.

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

Long Beach Sex Sting

On Friday Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina strongly criticized the Long Beach Police Department’s practice of conducting sting operations against gay men cruising for sex saying the department’s tactics were tantamount to discrimination while invalidating the 2014 arrest of a gay man for lewd conduct and indecent exposure.

The man was ensnared by an undercover vice team that had set up a sting operation in a men’s bathroom at Recreation Park in Long Beach, CA on October 2014. After receiving what he believed to be flirtatious signals from an undercover detective the man was arrested for exposing himself, said Bruce Nickerson, his attorney.

Dhanidina said Long Beach’s vice tactics are discriminatory because the squad uses only male officers as undercover decoys in lewd conduct stings. Several officers who testified at an evidentiary hearing this month all said they had arrested only male suspects for lewd conduct while working as vice officers, the judge said.

The judge also agreed with Nickerson’s argument that the detective smiled and nodded at Moroney several times during their exchange, and Moroney had reason to believe the detective was making a sexual advance

The department “intentionally targeted men who engaged in homosexual sex,” Dhanidina said “The presence and tactics of the decoy officers actually caused the crimes to occur.”

Stephanie Loftin, who is also represented the arrested man, described Long Beach as one of the “last bastions” for using undercover decoy tactics to arrest gay men.

Scores of gay men have been forced to register as sex offenders in California after they were convicted of lewd conduct under similar circumstances, a practice that ruins lives and unfairly lumps such men in with convicted rapists and child molesters.

“Those officers and detectives aren’t saving lives,” said Jim Key, a spokesman for the Los Angeles LGBT Center. “They’re destroying them by branding innocent men as sex offenders.”

Former GOP Senator Larry “Tap, Tap, Tap” Craig Loses Appeal Over Campaign Funds Used For Sex Sting Defense

Larry Craig Memorial Bathroom

Disgraced former Republican Sen. Larry Craig (ID) who was caught and  arrested in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting, lost his appeal in a federal court on Friday on weather or not he improperly used campaign funds to pay for his legal defense.

Craig was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2007 after an undercover police officer said the lawmaker tapped his foot to signal under the bathroom stall that he wanted sex.

The federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision that said Craig must reimburse the government $197,535 and pay a civil penalty of $45,000 for violating federal election laws.

Craig originally pleaded guilty  and paid a fine. But after news of the incident leaked, (no pun intended) Craig insisted that he “overreacted and made a poor decision” and that his actions were misconstrued and he was not gay . Craig them began a long unsuccessful legal fight to reverse his plea using money from campaign accounts.

In the appeal Craig argued that using the funds were permitted under Senate rules allowing reimbursements for official travel costs because he was traveling between Idaho and Washington for work.

But a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the legal allegations against Craig “did not concern the senator’s campaign activities or official duties.”

“The legal fees he expended trying to withdraw his plea constituted personal use,” Chief Judge Merrick Garland said.

In 1982 allegations of cocaine use and sex with male teenage congressional pages by unnamed congressmen were pursued by investigators and journalists in 1982.[ Craig issued a statement denying involvement. Craig stated “Persons who are unmarried as I am, by choice or by circumstance, have always been the subject of innuendos, gossip and false accusations. I think this is despicable.”



Gay Men Arrested In Baton Rouge Under Sodomy / Crimes Against Nature Laws

gay men arrested

Since 2011 the Baton Rouge, LA Sheriffs Department has arreseted dozens of gay men under Louisiana’s sodomy and crime against nature statute — R.S. 14:89, the  1805 law that includes language banning “the unnatural carnal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex.” and was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, a ruling that prompted Louisianna’s then-state Attorney General Richard Ieyoub to issue a statement saying the state’s anti-sodomy law would be unenforceable except for provisions banning sodomy for compensation. (i.e. prostitution)

In the latest arrest, July 18th. an undercover East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy was staking out Manchac Park about 10 a.m. The deputy struck up a conversation with a 65-year-old man and, after denying being a cop, deputy propositioned his target with “some drinks and some fun” back at his place. After following the deputy to a nearby apartment, the man was handcuffed and booked on a single count of attempted crime against nature.

There had been no sex-for-money deal between the two. The men did not agree to have sex in the park, a public place. But the man was still arrested and the charge brought against him was based on a part of Louisiana’s anti-sodomy and crimes against nature law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court a decade ago.

So how could this happen?

According to Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman “This is a law that is currently on the Louisiana books, and the sheriff is charged with enforcing the laws passed by our Louisiana Legislature,” Hicks said. “Whether the law is valid is something for the courts to determine, but the sheriff will enforce the laws that are enacted.”

And why is the struck down law still on the books?  

Because the Louisiana State legislature has never gotten around to amending and  removing “consensual sex” either out of ineptness or on purpose.

“It’s really unfortunate that police are continuing to single out, target, falsely arrest and essentially ruin the lives of gay men in Baton Rouge who are engaged in no illegal conduct,” said Andrea J. Ritchie, a civil rights attorney.

Peter Renn, an attorney with Lambda Legal, the prominent gay rights organization, said the pattern of “unlawful arrests over multiple years” suggests authorities are using the stings as a means to harass gay men. The fact that this has been going on for a two-year period is unbelievable.”

And while the city of Baton Rouge wastes time and resources harassing gay men.  Current statistics show that Baton Rouge’s crime rate is almost double that of New Orleans.

Perhaps we should start calling Baton Rouge, Little Russia.

Source:  The Advocate



There Were Over 54,000 Reports Of Violent Crimes In Los Angeles This Year, Fred Willard Wanking Off Isn’t One Of Them

The internet is abuzz with the fact that actor and comedienne Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct last night in a Hollywood XXX Theatre when police allegedly caught Willard with his pants down, and his penis exposed and in his hand.


What the hell would you be expected to do while watching an adult film in an adult theatre?  Thats what they are there for.  So it’s no big shock that guys go in there and jerk off and in some cases even have sex.

At 8:30 pm on Wednesday night supposedly the LAPD  decided to do a random walk through of the Tiki Adult Theatre in Holly wood, CA.  And the LAPD are insisting that it wasn’t a raid because when Adult Theaters in Los Angeles get their license, they have to allow Police  in whenever they want … to inspect.

Other than the fact that the Los Angeles has already had over 54,000+ reports of violent/property crimes and over 8,000 cases of Child/Spousal abuse so far this year. You would think that they would have something better to do wouldn;t you? How many REAL CRIMES with REAL VICTIMS were committed in Hollywood last night while these voyeur cops were trolling adult theatres looking for guys with their hands on thier junk for an easy arrests?

But even with all that aside.  If an adult wants to visit a private establishment such as an Adult Movie theatre (which by the way has no other reason for being in existence other than to jerk off  and/or have sex) and jack off with or have sex with another adult consensual then that is their business and should not be a crime.

Putting your personal opinions aside.  There is no valid reason why someone should be treated as a criminal and stigmatized for such a victimless crime.

In my opinion just for the fact that at age 73 Fred Willard could get it up to wank it makes him deserving of a medal.  Not arrest.


Michigan Police Entrapping And Arresting Gay Men For Being Gay

Numerous complaints are coming forth that in Michigan’s Grand Rapids, Kent County,  Police are setting up “sex stings” to arrest gay men in public parks, but the men are not being arrested for having sex in public but are being arrested because they are gay.

Equality Michigan say sheriff’s deputies arrested 33 gay men in county parks in 2010 under the state’s soliciting and accosting statute, but claim about half of those arrests involved two men merely speaking to undercover deputies, or making casual contact like holding hands.

The men arrested face the cost of having their cars impounded and run the devastating risk of being placed on Michigan’s sex offender list for life.

Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma on Tuesday defended his deputies, whom he said are merely trying to keep county parks safe for everyone.  The Michigan statue reads “A person 16 years of age or older who accosts, solicits, or invites another person in a public place or in or from a building or vehicle, by word, gesture, or any other means, to commit prostitution or to do any other lewd or immoral act is guilty of a crime.”

But according to Miriam Aukerman, West Michigan staff attorney for the ACLU, who is investigating the allegations says “In these cases, it’s the officers who are making the approaches,” Aukerman said. “It’s the officers who are doing the accosting and soliciting.”

Aukerman also added: “If you look at the exact language of the statute, you could apply it to what happens in bars and restaurants in Kent County on any Friday or Saturday night.  It’s legal to go to a park, a bar or a restaurant and say, ‘Hey, would you like to go to my place?’ We want our parks to be safe places for everyone and that includes gay people who are merely flirting.”

Surprisingly one of the most outspoken voices against the police entrapment of gay men comes from the Rev. Bill Freeman of Holland who has stood up and said that targeting gay men is also illegal and should be stopped.

“There is no money changing hands, so this isn’t prostitution,” Freeman said. “We’re talking about two consenting adults who are trying to hook up together and if one of them is an undercover officer and the only thing one of them has done is say, ‘Let’s get together someplace,’ I don’t see the problem. They’re making it a problem because they’re targeting gays.”

Michigan High School Teacher Fights Back To Keep His Career Being Ruined For ‘Touching’ A Cop In a Park

A 45-year-old Michigan high school teacher, won’t be pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct after being arrested for allegedly fondling an undercover police officer during a public park sex sting in an attempt to save his teaching career.

Charles Glover could have served no time if he plead guilty to the fourth-degree charges, which involves touching, just touching  an undercover policeman during a Kent County Sheriff’s Department crackdown on man-on-man sex at Seidman Park in October so instead of copping a pleas and potentially killing his teaching his teaching career, let alone any other professional gig because he would branded as a “sex offender” Glover is going to trial next year to contest the charges, forcing taxpayers to foot the bill to prosecute one of the most meaningless “sex crime” cases there is (And also entrapment)

Okay now lets be real here.  All Glover did was grab the junk of another guy who presented himself as a willing participant in a secluded wooded area of the park.  Is the Kent County Sheriff’s Department and prosecutors planning on arresting, booking, charging, and trying every single straight couple that fondles one another in line at Target, McDonald’s, the bank parking lot, and yes, wooded public areas. Sometimes with kids around. In daylight. I’ve seen all of this happen, and I’m sure you have too, but never once did an undercover officer flash his badge and take out his cuffs. The situations are nearly identical, except in Glover’s case there was likely nobody around to have to watch it unfold.

Its Gay Sex-phobia pure and simple.

And before all you puritanical gay men who are saying . “Ewwwwww.  Men having sex in public is sooo disgusting!!!” “I don’t want to defend him ’cause he’s old and shouldn’t be having sex.” “OMG! He touched another man”   Straight couples have been making out and having sex in public since the beginning of time.  “makeout – point” (otherwise known as abortion-afterwards point). How many “straight sex-stings” has anyone heard about?

 Hello? Bueller?  Anyone?

No?  That’s funny because it happens all over the place every day and yet it’s almost never considered a crime.

The sex-phobic and, dare I say it, homophobic of some gay men these days is pathetic. Have you been to Hooter’s lately? No? What about the str8 strip clubs that exist in every city? They are “absolutely not for sex” either.  If you live in an alternative universe.

Support Charles Glover

Contact the William A. Forsyth, Kent County Prosecutor and tell him to drop the charges!

William A. Forsyth, Kent County Prosecutor
82 Ionia Avenue NW, Suite 450
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2266
Phone: (616) 632-6710
Fax: (616) 632-6714

BUSTED! Indianna Republican Apointee Andrew J. Miller Arrested In Gay Sex Bathroom Sting, Tells Arresting Office "To Touch It" (Video)


Andrew J. Miller, a Republican apointee under Indianna Govenor Mitch Daniel’s was BUSTED for on a public indecency in a bathroom (Jackin in the john( and asking an undercover cop to go ahead and “touch it)

Following complaints of lewd behavior, two plain clothes police officers were conducting an investigation at the men’s public restroom at Claypool Court, a place with a notorious reputation for illegal sexual activity.  The police report describes Miller (Who is The Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles)  exposing himself and twice asking the officer if he wanted to “touch it.”

 The report also states that Miller asked the officer if he was married. The officer said yes, and Miller, according to the report, also said he was married and that it would “be OK.”  The arrest comes just one day after Governor Mitch Daniels fired one of his department heads

Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny sums it up nicely:

Andrew Miller, a big-time crony of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels– someone he has continually appointed to high positions in his administration– first director of agriculture (a position Daniels created for him), then director of the state’s Office of Disaster Recovery and, most recently, his current job as the head of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles– was arrested in a public toilet, masturbating and soliciting sex from a random passerby (who happened to be a police undercover detective).

Like most Republican closet cases, Miller has been living a double life. He’s married and has three children. He’s also a big Republican Party donor, most recently to Senate candidate Daniel Coats, but frequently to the NRCC. Republicans like DeMint only know these kinds of sick and demented closet cases– seriously mentally ill people– and they judge all LGBT people, including well-adjusted, non-closeted gay men and women based on their contact with these self-loathing, deceitful furtive freaks. You could almost feel sorry for poor DeMint– until you realize that it’s the bigotry of people like him that drives weak human refuse like Miller into their closets for a lifetime of misery. Miller, of course, was described as “an active member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield.”