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Partial City Win on Porn Shop Busts

In a ruling like to draw ire in the gay community, a unanimous federal appeals panel, reversing a district court ruling, has granted summary judgment to the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and individual law enforcement defendants, finding the individuals enjoyed qualified immunity from liability for a gay man’s claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution for prostitution at an adult video store in 2008. The city was successful in arguing that one arrest could not demonstrate an official policy. Comment
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'A-List' Gay Conservative Claims Second Hate Crime

The gay conservative who appears on a reality TV show and says he was the victim of two anti-conservative hate crimes in the past six weeks refused the services of the Dallas Police Department’s crime scene detectives at the location of the most recent incident. Comment
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Partial City Win on Porn Shop Busts

In a ruling like to draw ire in the gay community, a unanimous federal appeals panel, reversing a district court ruling, has granted summary judgment to the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and individual law enforcement defendants, finding the individuals enjoyed qualified immunity from liability for a gay man’s claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution for prostitution at an adult video store in 2008. The city was successful in arguing that one arrest could not demonstrate an official policy. Robert Pinter, who was 52 at the time of his arrest, has alleged he was caught up in a sting operation carried out by the NYPD against gay men patronizing stores selling sexually-oriented m Comment

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