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Couples who indulge in outdoor sex sessions should be ignored by police, according to a high-level report.

By Graham Tibbetts

Instead officers should concentrate on preventing organised outdoor sessions by researching sex forums on the internet.
New guidelines issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers suggest that officers should turn a blind eye to offenders unless members of the public complain.
Even then it recommends attempting to "inform and dissuade" the culprits rather than arresting and charging them.
Officers are also being told to reduce "knee jerk" reactions when they catch homosexual men in public lavatories and not to treat them differently to heterosexual couples.
It is partly based on concern that punishing offenders could result in them committing suicide.
Michael Cunningham, ACPO lead on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and deputy chief constable of Lancashire constabulary, drafted the 21-page "policing public sex environments" proposals.
In the report, issued to the UK's 51 police forces, Mr Cunningham wrote that current policing methods "have adversely affected the relationship between the police service and communities" and "have discouraged users of public sex environments from reporting crime to the police."
People who meet for outdoor liaisons can be arrested for outraging public decency, behaviour likely to cause harassment and offences of voyeurism and exposure in public lavatories under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
The report recommends that officers get to know the locations of any popular sites in their area and the times they are in use.
If a complaint is made against people having public sex, officers should first ensure it is legitimate before building up a "profile" of the site. It says that if the complaint is an isolated incident "it may be decided that they should take no action".
The report states they should "inform and dissuade" users of the site before attempting to close it or putting up new lighting or CCTV cameras.
If this fails, forces should consider patrols instead.
However, the guidance points out the purpose of this step is "not to detect offences" - only to deter people.
Mr Cunningham said that punishing transgressors could have a "severe impact" and rarely solved the problem.
"The impact can be extreme and can include humiliation, breakdown of relationships and the 'outing' of men living in an opposite sex relationship being perceived as 'gay'. Acts of suicide and self-harm by people who may have been arrested or come into contact with the police situation has happened," he said.
Mr Cunningham's guidance follows a warning this week from the Gay Police Association that homosexual couples were still being treated differently to heterosexual partners.
Vic Codling, the organisation's national co-ordinator, said: "If a police officer gets a report of people having sex under Brighton Pier, I want their response to be the same if they find two men or a man and a woman.
"At the moment I do not think it would be."
However, a constable who has worked on the beat at Brighton, East Sussex, said: "Frankly it seems outrageous that we are effectively being told to turn a blind eye to these sorts of activities.
"Public sex - whether it's gay or straight people - is the sort of thing that can cause real distress to most right-thinking people.
"Parents shouldn't have to wander around worrying about whether their kids are going to find a used condom or see people engaged in lewd behaviour."
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Hey Deputy Chief Constable Cunniligus, I don't want to see anyone porking in public, and I sure don't want my kids to see that! So STFU and let the individual officer decide what course of action to take.
 

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Johnny - we can say "what the hell is happening to England", but I fear we're not that far behind Britain in the decline and fall. We're outnumbered bro.

For example; Obsession was released last month in NH, pretty much statewide, and free of charge.
I haven't met 1 person who actually put it in their DVD player and watched it. Not 1.
Not in work, not at the watering hole, I bet it discarded with the Best Buy flier.
Western culture isn't just in a state of decline, its in over-drive in it's decline.
San Francisco values coming soon to an area near you!!
 

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Amen Koz, we're told to not make any arrests at the local pickle park because it would upset too many people, so as a consequence the open sex there is ridiculous. One of the guys on patrol checked there one night and just missed getting a load on his boot!
 
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