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The LAPD’s Crackdown On Park Cruising Fun

If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles, you know Griffith Park, Elysian Park, and Sycamore Grove are lovely places to go for a hike, grab some exercise with the pooch, and cruise for some oral action. The Los Angeles Police Department wants to crack down on one of these three activities.

The police are treading very carefully here to make sure nobody thinks the crackdown is an attack on the gays — even though, by default, it is. The LAPD’s own research shows it’s almost exclusively men cruising the parks, and they’ve concluded these men, skewing Latino, often don’t identify as gay. How they’ve deduced this, we’re not quite sure.

But one look at the ground littered with condoms — ostensibly nearby where families with children are having picnics and enjoying the sunshine — has us cheering on the crackdown. Because littering is wrong.

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