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The NYPD Just Scored a Deal To Keep Its Faux Prostitution Sting a Secret


Of at least 30 men arrested by the NYPD on prostitution solicitation charges during the department’s sting on adult video sex shops, five have sued the city claiming their constitutional rights were violated. That includes Robert Pinter, whose lawsuit many thought would expose New York City cops’ discriminatory targeting of gay men. Except these five plaintiffs and their attorneys just agreed to keep confidential any documents that change hands during the course of the case’s discovery proceedings, which means reporters and the public won’t be privy to the information.

Which means local media actually trying to find out more about the NYPD’s crack down are out of luck.

Not that it changes anything: The city has continued to deny Gay City News‘ Freedom Of Information Act requests about the stings for years, except for three pages released by the Manhattan district attorney. Not even the always vocal City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a lesbian, is helping keep things transparent.

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  • ForeverGay

    Are the lawyers for the gay victims haterosexual? That would explain why they are working with the haterosexual police to keep the illegal activities secret.


    What an appropriate use of manpower! Many precients are reporting a huge increase in violent crime and Mayor Asshat Bloomberg insists on directing manpower towards only an agenda that increases revenue………Like the diabetic who needed to put his leg up on seat in an empty subway car to inject himself with insulin and was arrested for taking up more than one seat………..

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