Commentary: Stop the Arrests by Jesse Monteagudo
Miami Herald, Feb. 16, 2009
“Stop the Arrests!” It is hard to believe, but almost forty years after the Stonewall Riots gay men are still being harassed by the New York City Police Department.
Friday Forum: Are Undercover Sex Shop Stings Homophobic?
Queerty, Feb. 13, 2009
It's that time of the week, when Queerty takes a break from the opinion-making and puts you, the readers, in charge.
NYC Protesters Slam NYPD Gay Sex Entrapment Stings
EDGE Boston, Feb. 16, 2009
What looks like an abrupt increase in arrests of gay men in New York City’s gay-friendly Greenwich Village is being protested by gay New Yorkers and questioned by elected officials.
New York Times, Feb. 14, 2009
On an October evening last year, Robert Pinter walked into the adults-only section of an East Village video store. Within minutes, he was approached by a young, handsome stranger.
Protesters: Police target gays as prostitutes
Associated Press, Feb. 14, 2009
Gay New Yorkers staged a protest near Mayor Michael Bloomberg's home today, asking him to stop police from what they say are arrests on false prostitution charges.
Bloomberg's Home Targeted In False Arrests Protest
Gay City News, Feb. 14, 2009
Chanting "False arrests for prostitution, vice squad trashes the Constitution," roughly two dozen New Yorkers picketed near Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's Upper East Side home objecting to the arrests of gay and bisexual men made in Manhattan porn shops by city vice cops.
Protesters claim cops entrap gays
Daily News, Feb. 14, 2009
About two dozen protesters near Mayor Bloomberg's upper East Side home accused the NYPD Saturday of entrapping gay men in prostitution stings to close down sex shops.
Protesters: Police Target Gays as Prostitutes
1010 WINS radio, Feb. 14, 2009
Gay New Yorkers staged a protest near Mayor Michael Bloomberg's home Saturday, asking him to stop police from what they say are arrests on false prostitution charges. [Includes audio.]
Gay Activists Rally Against Prostitution Charges
WCBS radio, Feb. 14, 2009
A group of gay New Yorkers stood on the corner of 5th and 79th street, near Mayor Michael Bloomberg's home. The men held signs in the air as they asked the Mayor to stop the false arrests of gay men for prostitution.
Accused Johns Take Their Protest to the Steps of Gracie
Gothamist, Feb. 14, 2009
After weeks of unrest within the gay community but little official action over accusations that the NYPD has been setting up gay men in fraudulent prostitution stings inside adult video stores, protesters took their message to the steps of Mayor Bloomberg's home and staged a rally today outside Gracie Mansion.
Activists Protest at NYC Mayor's Home Over Gay Sex Shop Arrests
Towleroad, Feb. 14, 2009
Protestors gathered on Saturday in front of the upper east side residence of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York to draw attention to a series of false arrests of gay men by the NYPD at adult video shops in the city. [Includes video.]
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