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Review board: Officers should be disciplined in Eagle raid

on Thursday, 17 June 2010. Hits 1324

Review board: Officers should be disciplined in Eagle raid

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Two Atlanta police officers should be disciplined for arresting a man who lived in an apartment above The Eagle while the bar was being raided last year, a panel of citizens said Thursday night.

David Shepherd, who worked at the bar, was off Sept. 10,  when dozens of officers arrived at the Ponce de Leon bar. But when two officers knocked on his apartment door, Shepherd, who was watching television, was told to go downstairs, according to his complaint filed with the Citizen Review Board.

Even though he wasn't working in the bar, Shepherd was arrested and charged with operating a business without a license and not having a current permit, making it a false arrest, according to the CRB.

"He did not commit this offense on the date and time listed on the citation," Cristina Beamud, executive director of the board, said at the meeting. "On Sept. 10, 2009, this man was guilty of watching TV."

City officials have said the raid was conducted after citizen complaints of illegal sexual activity. Those complaints prompted undercover officers to visit the bar in May and June, months before the September raid. The night of the raid, bar patrons were ordered to the floor while officers looked for drugs and checked for any outstanding warrants.

No drugs or outstanding warrants were found, board vice chairman Seth Kirschenbaum said. No evidence of illegal sexual activity was found either, he said.

"Nothing happens, and then in September, a crowd of police officers from more than one unit was organized to go to The Eagle bar to conduct this raid," Kirschenbaum said. Kirschenbaum's three-year term on the board ended after Thursday's meeting.

The board voted to recommend that Sgt. John Brock be given a three-day suspension for his role in Shepherd's arrest. The board suggested another officer, Sgt. B.E. Bridges, be issued a letter of reprimand.

Board members also anticipate receiving additional complaints from those involved in the raid at The Eagle. Although individual officers should be disciplined, board members said the entire incident is an example of bigger problems within the police department.

"They were doing what they were told to do," Kirschenbaum said of the officers. "We should find out who ordered this, and whether or not they violated the law."

Epidemic growth of Net porn cited

on Thursday, 17 June 2010. Hits 1062

'Epidemic' growth of Net porn cited

Washington Times

By Rachel B. Duke THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress must ensure that obscenity laws are enforced so that children are not exposed to pornography on the Internet ...

Have the Feds gone soft on porn?

Mother Jones

On Tuesday, a group of anti-porn activists and scholars arrived on Capitol Hill to brief members of Congress and their staffs and to call for beefed-up federal enforcement of obscenity laws. They weren't there to fret about the pornographers of old: the loveable chauvinist Hugh Hefner and his scantily clad bunnies, or even the not-so-loveable-but-occasionally-principled First Amendment crusader, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt. No, they had come to alert Congress to websites like GagFactor.com, whose teasers alone are way more graphic than anything Hefner ever published, and whose content doesn't portend a spirited First Amendment defense.

Couple Accused of Being Swingers Wins Lawsuit

on Saturday, 12 June 2010. Hits 299


My Fox Boston

A couple in Aurora, Ill., won a defamation lawsuit this week after suing a neighbor who spread an e-mail calling them "swingers," 

Residents Of Pa. Town Fear Sex Club Is Moving In

on Friday, 11 June 2010. Hits 1034


KDKA

(AP)  Residents of a small eastern Pennsylvania town say they're worried that a so-called "swingers club" is coming to their community. 

Kinky Sex: When Did BDSM Become So Wildly Popular?

on Wednesday, 09 June 2010. Hits 323


AlterNet

DSM-IV, which was published in 1992, defined kinky behavior as a “paraphilia,” a fancy word for any path to sexual arousal that’s not standard foreplay. The language of DSM-IV “is unclear and sometimes contradictory about whether a paraphilia is a disorder,” says Susan Wright, spokesperson for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), an advocacy group for the BDSM, swing and polyamory communities. Although the language hasn’t been finalized, it’s looking as if DSM-V, which will be published in 2013, will make it clear that a person can be kinky without having a disorder. 

Durrer: Adult website encounter goes awry

on Friday, 28 May 2010. Hits 1010


Culpeper Star Exponent
 
The judge also imposed a rather unusual condition, ruling that Senter may not participate in any BDSM or sexual fetish activities in any capacity while out ...



Frankly, that's not necessarily a point one would want made on a show where one is discussing the illegality of federal obscenity laws. ...

Alternative Lifestyle Campground Voted Down

on Wednesday, 26 May 2010. Hits 398


WRTV Indianapolis

The campsite got plenty of attention after a swingers website promoted a planned event in rural Morgan County last month, 6News' Ericka Flye reported. 


Las Vegas Sun

He argues that the denial made no sense given that he would have been practically next door to another swingers club. The lawsuit, filed Friday by Cooper's 

Media Update - 2010-05-25

on Tuesday, 25 May 2010. Hits 1307


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Marcus was sentenced to nine years in prison for abusing a woman he photographed for his website, which reveled in sadomasochism. She was identified only as 



CNN Political Ticker


The case gave the justices a rare visit to the shadowy world of sadomasochism and sex slavery. The high court by a 7-1 vote allowed the original conviction 

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