Tag Archives: entrapment

REPORT: Gay US Soldiers In Afghanistan Are Using Craigslist For Hook-Ups

The wingnut-o-sphere is outraged about an Army Times report that gay US soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are using Craigslist to hook up with each other.  Military investigators are busting those caught. Agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Afghanistan are tracking service members who are hooking up in the war zone via Internet sites such as Craigslist and busting …

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Long Island Cops Use Village Voice Site To Stage Massive Prostitution Sting

Using the Village Voice’s Backpage.com site, cops in Nassau County lured in 104 men with prostitution offers from undercover male and female officers. The arrested men range in age from 17 to 79. More than 100 johns — lawyers and doctors among them — were named and shamed in an aggressive Nassau County sting after soliciting sex from cops posing …

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Larry Craig Drops Appeal, Minneapolis Int’l Beefs Up T-Room Security

Totally not-gay former Sen. Larry Craig has dropped his appeal of his already-pleaded-guilty restroom trolling charge. A lawyer for former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig says they won’t ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to void his conviction in an airport bathroom sex sting. Minneapolis attorney Tom Kelly said today they concluded that the state Supreme Court would not accept a petition …

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Cincinnati Christian University Official Entrapped And Busted For Gay Sex

A gay sex sting in Ohio resulted in the arrest of the CFO of Cincinnati Christian University. Cincinnati Christian University’s chief financial officer entered a written plea of not guilty Monday after he was arrested Saturday in Mount Airy Forest and charged with sexual imposition. Robert Williams, 52, of Independence, was arrested at 9:23 a.m., accused of getting into a …

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NYPD Entrapping Gay Men At Adult Shops

Duncan Osbourne at Gay City News reports on the NYPD’s entrapment of gay men patronizing NYC’s adult bookstores. One example of how their trap works: Robert Pinter was looking for a DVD and perhaps a good time when he visited Blue Door Video on First Avenue in the East Village. He was approached by an attractive young Asian-American man. “He …

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Lawsuit In Tenn. Public Sex Sting Case

Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit against the police department of Johnson City, Tennessee and its chief of police for releasing the photos of 40 men arrested in a sex sting in a public park. The suit was filed on behalf of Kenneth Giles, a nurse who was fired from his job after his picture appeared in the local …

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HomoQuotable – Rex Wockner

“I agree that Larry Craig was, at minimum, enticed. It takes two to tango. If the cop hadn’t been sitting there peering back and playing footsie, Craig probably wouldn’t have made the come-hither finger gesture. Instead, he likely would have left frustrated, caught his next flight and returned to the Senate to continue his 100 percent anti-gay voting record. In …

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Larry Craig: Still Guilty

In a 27-page decision, the judge reviewing Sen. Toe-Tapper’s case has refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea. Judge Charles Porter: “The defendant, a career politician with a college education, is of at least above-average intelligence. He knew what he was saying, reading and signing.” Now let’s see if Tearoom Larry decides to un-unresign. UPDATE: Larry Craig responded …

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Stinging Shame

After a two-week-long police sex sting netted 40 men for having sex in two Johnson City, Tennessee parks, the Johnson City Press published the names, addresses and photos of all 40 men. Among the arrested was a Baptist minister, who has now resigned. According to the story, local cruisers had dubbed a section of one of the parks as the …

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Larry Craig Tries To Withdraw Guilty Plea

In a possible move towards unresigning his seat, today Sen. Larry “Tearoom” Craig’s lawyer petitioned a Minneapolis court to withdraw his May guilty plea. Craig said he hoped the court would “allow me to prove my innocence.” Switching gears from Craig’s earlier “I panicked” defense, his lawyer argued that his client’s mailed guilty plea denied him the opportunity to face …

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