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Wayne "Rudy" LaPierre <"Reckless Dumb Loon"@.us> wrote:
> There is a need for education to eliminate homosexual pedophiles.
A May 20 raid at Bush River Books & Videos in Abington, Md.,
netted nine arrests, including four men charged with "Perverted
Sexual Practice," reports the Washington Blade.
Perverted sexual practice is another name for Maryland's anti-
sodomy law. Though the Supreme Court's 2003 Lawrence v. Texas
ruling invalidated bans on consensual sodomy, many states still
have such laws on the books — and they are enforced, even if it
runs afoul of federal law.
One of those arrested for perverted sexual practice was in a
private, locked video booth at the adult bookstore with another
man when police in riot gear unlocked the door and arrested
both, according to a friend of one of the arrested individuals
who spoke with the Blade.
“They spent the night in jail and were badly treated,” the
friend said. One of those arrested told the newspaper that all
nine men spent the night in jail.
Prosecutors and police in Harford County, Md., are defending the
raid and arrests, saying the bookstore is a community nuisance
and often receives complaints. Harford County State’s Attorney
Albert J. Peisinger, a Republican, may be doubting whether the
"perverted" sex charges hold up in court, as it appears —
according to online court records — that at least three of the
men arrested will no longer be charged. But one man did appear
to still face the perverted sex charge, a misdemeanor. Others
are facing charges of soliticing prostitution and indecent
exposure, though prosecutors may have a tough time convicting if
the exposure occurred behind a locked video booth and among
Maryland's General Assembly last year voted to repeal the
perverted sexual practice law, but it appears that the Senate
and governor did not follow its lead.
"gay" is a personal choice.
Don't make bad choices.