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Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Targets Gay Men Under Unconstitutional 'Crimes Against Nature' Law

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, law enforcement, gay rights, ethics, corruption, Americans, media, news )

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A sheriff's office task force in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been conducting undercover investigations that target gay men under the state's defunct sodomy law. The sting operations were uncovered by the Baton Rouge Advocate in an article published Sat.

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Kit B (276)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:30 pm

I hope Louisiana get sued, big time, narrowed minded creeps. They know this is illegal, but the joy of harassment must take precedence over legal issues.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:33 pm
Law enforcement officers blatantly breaking the law. Don't you just love these fools? I'm with you Kit. They deserve to be fired and sued!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:07 pm
"the gay men who were arrested reportedly agreed to private, unpaid sex with the undercover officers" That's entrapment. Don't the Baton Rouge police have real crime to tend to?

JL A (281)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:28 pm
This sheriff should be removed from office pending results of the investigation for willful violation of the constitution at odds with his oath of office.

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:46 pm
Were the gay men RepubliCONs? Because Being REPUBLICON is a crime against nature!;) Not the gay Seinfeld said, "not that there's anything wrong with that"..:)

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:49 pm
Sounds to me like Louisiana law officers just need to cuddle..or are too lazy for speed dating!;)

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:15 pm
I wonder how many hidden gay police officers they might actually have. Leave the guy people alone.

Mitchell D (104)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:35 pm
First, this is Louisiana, outside of New Orleans. Second, I'm sure the good people of Baton Rouge could not possibly have any other issues upon which they would want their policing resources spent.
As JL suggests, the biggest law breaking going on there may be the upholding of the defunct law.

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:47 pm
Evidently Baton Rouge has nothing better for their officers to do. At least it's not being hidden or denied - leaves several lawsuit possibilities, starting with the bigoted sheriff.

Jason S (50)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:47 pm
Good posting, thanks

TomCat S (129)
Monday July 29, 2013, 2:30 am
No surprise there. Republicans ignore everything with which they disagree, including the Constitution!

Lona Goudswaard (80)
Monday July 29, 2013, 4:57 am
Kudos for District Attorney Hillar Moore III who threw out the charges because these men had done nothing illegal. The gay men should get together and sue Louisiana big time for violating their constitutional rights and get the sheriff in Baton Rouge kicked out on his ass.

pam w (139)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:53 am
"Crimes against nature?"\

But....same-sex relationships have been observed in literally dozens of, it IS ''natural!"

Now...a REAL ''crime against nature'' would mean arresting BP for pollution! How about the Army Corps of Engineers? They tore down the natural storm-buffering sandbars at the base of the delta and allowed Katrina to devastate the city!

How about FRACKING? THAT is a ''crime against nature,'' right up there with killing bees, polluting the Arctic and destroying coral reefs all over the world.

Esther Z (94)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:57 am
Maybe they don't know the meaning of "defunct"?
Why can't these jerks take care of real crimes, like rape, animal cruelty, hate crimes (oh, wait, this one doesn't count), misuse of the Stand Your Ground law (oops, another one that doesn't count!), violation of the Sodomy law (it's defunct, but it still counts!), any violation of Constitutional Rights (depends if the violator is a minority and/or non-Christian, otherwise it's okay since you have God on your side!), and poisoning of our environment?

Joanne D (38)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:18 am
Actually there are a lot of crimes against nature being committed every day. Fracking, oil pipelines, deforestation, strip mining, mountaintop removal mining, air pollution, water pollution, factory farming, pesticides, herbicides, the list just goes on and on.

Robert K (31)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:28 am
John G, so you think that spouting the truth is a problem when it backs liberal thought? How stupid can you be?

Of course I've seen dozens if not hundreds of examples of arrant ignorance posted by you, and thousands of factual posts by TC

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Tuesday July 30, 2013, 1:50 am

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:07 pm
I'd love to see a big fat law suit. Just the thoughts of it make my little heart go pitter-patter! The police should be upholding the law, not breaking the law.
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