US/Canada-NOLA Cops Back Down on Gay/LGBT Arrests

Coalitions alerted by LI and other Libertarians activists repeatedly advised media which finally publicized the stealth arrest campaign and then bombarded officials with phone calls. A working group is now sending e-mails to police across the US and Canada to warn them off.

 

Overview at the interesting: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/baton-rouge-sheriff-well-try-to-get-unconstitutional-crimes-against-nature-law-off-books/politics/2013/07/29/72064?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheNewCivilRightsMovement+%28The+New+Civil+Rights+Movement%29

 

The news media has been reporting on these stings after a local Baton Rouge, Louisiana paper reported on them over the weekend.

This afternoon, Sheriff Gautreaux says “I want to apologize on behalf of our agency that the way these park investigations were handled made it appear that we were targeting the gay community. That was not our intent. I also apologize to anyone that was unintentionally harmed or offended by the actions of our investigations. Our agency made mistakes; we will learn from them; and we will take measures to ensure it does not happen again.”…

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