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I'm not in Law Enforcement and politically am just past libertarian, and well on my way to anarchist. So I'd like your opinion on something.

In Worcester there is a theater called the Paris Cinema, evidently a known gathering site for gay men to meet and "enjoy the pleasure of each others' company".

Based upon the news, the Police Chief has decided to stop this activity.

It would seem to me, that if I were the Chief I would realize a couple of things:

-- This activity can't be stopped, People aren't going to stop having sex.

-- If this place is closed, they will just go somewhere else.

-- This is actually a good location
---- It's private property
---- It has a mechanism to eliminate minors
---- It's indoors
---- Nobody likely to "stumble on" any activities is likely to offended
---- Everybody is consensual

So, I'm the chief, I know that technically, there is illegal activities going on, but I have to choose my priorities, and this is a problem with a built in solution and that I should just leave well enough alone.

I'm guessing there is a financial/political motivation going on here.

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Its all about human nature. When a person grows up in a given culture and environment with its own set of laws and values, and they see something that is different to what they believe in moving in and setting up shop, they seek out to remove it before their culture is destroyed. The bottom line as far as the Police Chief goes is- He knows the law is being broken and he swore an oath to uphold the law. He is doing his job in this case as far as I am concerned. This is the United States of America-If people want to go to places like that they should move to Amsterdam!!
 

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Swifty";p="58479 said:
I'm not in Law Enforcement and politically am just past libertarian, and well on my way to anarchist. So I'd like your opinion on something.

In Worcester there is a theater called the Paris Cinema, evidently a known gathering site for gay men to meet and "enjoy the pleasure of each others' company".

Based upon the news, the Police Chief has decided to stop this activity.

It would seem to me, that if I were the Chief I would realize a couple of things:

-- This activity can't be stopped, People aren't going to stop having sex.

-- If this place is closed, they will just go somewhere else.

-- This is actually a good location
---- It's private property
---- It has a mechanism to eliminate minors
---- It's indoors
---- Nobody likely to "stumble on" any activities is likely to offended
---- Everybody is consensual

So, I'm the chief, I know that technically, there is illegal activities going on, but I have to choose my priorities, and this is a problem with a built in solution and that I should just leave well enough alone.

I'm guessing there is a financial/political motivation going on here.

comments?
It depends on the circumstances. LE in reality is more concerned with other various issues of larger improtance but are expected to enforce applicable laws when violations occur. The chief is probably acting on complaints from another party and will probably be dealt with in the political arena since he tends to work close to that level.
 

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Swifty,

By reading all of your 4 posts, it seems to me that you have some sort of LE / sex fetish. I third that motion on this site admitting only bona-fide LE personell or people sponsored by members of this board.

You and the "Rest Area Commandos" can play in the woods and parking lots adjacent to our highways. Let the trooopers be your tour guides to the lovely woodlands that border our nations highway system.

"..........uh honey, can you pick me up at the local State Police barracks? Uh yeah, bring $50 to post bail............. I dunno, something about a crimes against nature or morality or something like that."

Enjoy your LEVEL 1 status Swifty, you've earned it.
 

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See what I was saying a couple of months ago. We should stick to LE. Or atleast give people a chance until stuff like this pops up. Then blacklist them.

Scott :rock:
 

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While I don't support the immoral and detestable abomination mentioned by Swifty, I agree it's gonna happen, somewhere, whether we like it or not. I'd just assume it happen behind closed doors where there is a mechanism to keep outsiders (normal people) out.
It sucks having to explain to some irate mom or dad why their nine year old son had to observe six men engaging in a spontaneous liaison at a highway rest area when the kid needed to relieve himself in the woods.
As far as the chief doing his job, perhaps it's the result of a complaint by neighbors or something. rhl
 

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My God, its only Monday and you have the dumbest post of the week... :roll:

Swifty... Did it ever occur to you that the reason why that activity is unacceptable, a major issue for the city, and should not be overlooked is due to: A) Its ILLEGAL and B) The location. The place is in Downtown Worcester, within 100 feet of the common area, library (with kids), church, and city hall. A block away there is also a Federal Court.

Yeah, just knowingly allow illegal activity to go on like that, in that area of the city while the powers to be are trying to make Worcester appealing. I don't think they want to appeal to the crowd that partakes in the events at the Paris either. The city is looking for business and commerce to improve the city, not drag (no pun intended) it down into the gutter. As stated before, activity like that will happen, but there is not the place.
 

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Swifty...

I'm not in Law Enforcement and politically am just past libertarian, and well on my way to anarchist. So I'd like your opinion on something.
On you're way to becoming an anachist? Then why ask? Just stay away from the Free State Project... we have enought wierdos moving into my state (New Hampshire) without adding more.

In Worcester there is a theater called the Paris Cinema, evidently a known gathering site for gay men to meet and "enjoy the pleasure of each others' company".
So its a place where gay men meet to engage in sexual activities that are catagorized as illegal in the Commonwealth.

Based upon the news, the Police Chief has decided to stop this activity.
I doubt the Chief has decided to stop this based on the news. I am sure he's going this because he has sworn to uphold the law, and the activities going on at the Paris Cinema are against the law...

It would seem to me, that if I were the Chief
But you're not the Chief... by admission you're some wierdo who wants there to be no laws and no govenment. Without laws to enforce or a government to appoint you, you couldn't be a Chief of Police.

I would realize a couple of things:
-- This activity can't be stopped, People aren't going to stop having sex.
People will surely have sex... just not in a public place like that cinema.

-- If this place is closed, they will just go somewhere else.
Thats the whole idea.

-- This is actually a good location
---- It's private property
As opposed to public parks, public restrooms, state rest areas...

---- It has a mechanism to eliminate minors
Right... I'm sure there are no NMBLA members who frequent the club.

---- It's indoors
Again, as opposed to public parks, public restrooms, state rest areas...

---- Nobody likely to "stumble on" any activities is likely to offended
No, but I haven't sumbled on any of them and I'm already offended sitting here at my desk in NH.

---- Everybody is consensual
Vanilla prostitution is consential act too... it's also illegal. Selling dope is a consential act... the dealers willingly sell it the addicts willingly buy it... oooh, look... it's illegal too.

So, I'm the chief, I know that technically, there is illegal activities going on, but I have to choose my priorities, and this is a problem with a built in solution and that I should just leave well enough alone.
Is that an incredibly stupid statement, or some form of a question.

I think someone might want to lock this one up... uh, I mean the thread not Swifty... :evil: really...

I now agree with HousingCop and the others... (putting the logistics of having someone verify the employment status of prospective members aside for a moment) I think we should admit only bona-fide LE personnel or people sponsored by members of this board.
 
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