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Gay man targeted for sting because he patronized porn shop

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According to the Gay City News:

On November 18, the Second Circuit panel . . . reversed District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s denial of summary judgment [of qualified immunity in favor of police]for false arrest and malicious prosecution, but upheld her decision to let Pinter’s claims of abuse of process, sexual orientation discrimination, and denial of the right of free association proceed.

Pinter, whose arrest and claims against the city were first reported in Gay City News, visited the Blue Door video store in October 2008, where a young man stared at him, flirted, and initiated conversation, asking, “What do you like to do?” Pinter responded that the man was “good looking” and said he liked oral sex. The young man responded in kind, voiced hesitancy about doing anything in the store, and suggested his car was parked nearby. Pinter walked to the exit, followed by the young man, who in fact was an undercover police officer . . .

Written by Burgers Allday

November 29, 2011 at 4:25 am

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