Perhaps the biggest moodkiller is a police officer armed with a semi-automatic weapon knocking on the door of your private room. That’s what happened to patrons of an Albuquerque, NM bathhouse this week when officers entered with a warrant to search the place for illegal liquor. Why they were wearing bulletproof vests and carrying huge guns, we aren’t sure. Also unclear is why they were grabbing 70-year-old naked men and making them lie face-down on the ground while they cuffed them.
The police say it was “for the safety of the officers,” but we suspect that humiliation played at least a small role in this incident. The building is now closed due to “numerous firecode violations” that were discovered during the raid.
Police Raid Albuquerque Gay Bathhouse [365 Gay]