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The Bathhouse Patrons Arrested At Club Dallas Are Getting Off

In October the Dallas police raided Club Dallas, a gay bathhouse, and arrested 11 men for public lewdness and indecent exposure. Cops were prompted, they claimed, by a “complaint,” so they sent two plainclothes officers into the bathhouse, paying admission and observing the activities before sending in the uniforms. Now three months later, the police are dropping charges against at least seven of the men, and the other men are believed to be on their way to escaping charges. How come? Because prosecutors don’t think they have enough evidence to succeed at trial. So I’m guessing they weren’t rolling videotape when they bust into the steam room.