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Louisiana sheriff arrested 12 men in the past two years under invalid sodomy laws
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...sting.html

Louisiana sheriff's office arrested 12 men in the past two years under invalid sodomy laws after setting up a honey-trap sting

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office set up a series of sting operations to arrest gay men in the community under an archaic law
The office has been conducting the stings for two years
Men were arrested under a law that contained a provision against same-sex copulation struck down by the Supreme Court in 2003


By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 01:13 EST, 29 July 2013 | UPDATED: 01:15 EST, 29 July 2013

A sheriff's office in Lousiana is under fire from gay rights advocates for targeting men using an outdated law from the early 1800s.

According to a report published Sunday in The Advocate, the East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's office has been conducting sting operations to arrest gay men looking for sex in public parks.

Over the past two years the Special Community Anti-Crime Team has arrested at least 12 men under an unenforceable 'crime against nature' law deemed invalid by the U.S. Supreme Court a decade ago.

Undercover officers would meet men in the park and get them to agree to have sex, and that was enough basis to arrest them under the 'crime against nature' law - R.S. 14:89 - which was put on the records book back in 1805.

The statue includes language which bans 'the unnatural canal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex.'

The Supreme Court struck down that part in a 2003 ruling with a similar law in Texas.
Because of the Supreme Court precedent, the courts would be unable to prosecute anyone charged today with that crime.

However, according to sheriff's office spokesman Casey Hicks, since the law is on the books police still have the right to enforce it.
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I love laws that prosecute victimless crimes. We need more of them. I propose one that makes it illegal to eat peanut butter without bread and jelly. All you peanut butter with no jelly sandwich eaters. You disgust me!

Were these guys agreeing to have sex in a public park or something? Giving the cops the benefit of the doubt maybe that was the problem and they were trying to clean up the area by arresting the perps before they got into the act. Doesn't make it right, but it's possible that was the intention.
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Entrapment is pure crap no matter the law they're using for justification.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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I'm against sodomising invalids.
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