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"Trial date set for Firelands football coach"

on Thursday, 16 September 2010. Hits 1208

"Trial date set for Firelands football coach"

The Morning Journal

Stark said Ohio law defines what constitutes as sexual acts, and sadomasochism does not fall under that definition. Pooch was arrested as part of an ...


"Mayor, police chief must cooperate in Eagle probe"

on Thursday, 16 September 2010. Hits 429


Creative Loafing

 "We no longer have patience with an administration that fails to take
a strong stand against police misconduct — and for the civil
liberties of all of its citizens, no matter their sexual orientation.
Reed and Turner must immediately make clear that all members of the
police department will cooperate with the CRB in its investigation,
wherever it may lead. And those who don't must be fired."

NCSF Press Release

on Wednesday, 15 September 2010. Hits 1750

In an indictment rendered by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Missouri on September 9, 2010, five Missouri men allegedly participated in torturing a mentally disabled woman online or in person over a multi-year period when the victim was between the ages of 16 and 24. Among the charges are: Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud or Coercion, Forced Labor Trafficking, Transportation for Sexual Activity, and Conspiracy. The allegations involve sex with a minor, drug and firearms possession, forced prostitution, sexual abuse, and torture to the point that the victim suffered a heart attack. 

These activities should not be confused with consensual BDSM. People who engage in BDSM and other similar activities do so as consenting adults and in a safe, sane, and consensual manner. BDSM activities are not violent specifically because all participants can stop any time they wish. Millions of people engage in BDSM: according to the Kinsey Institute's New Report on Sex, between 5-10% of the adult population engages in BDSM on at least an occasional basis.

NCSF strongly condemns criminals who commit violence and engage in non-consensual activities. We encourage the media to remember that the large community of consenting adults who engage in BDSM activities should not be conflated with these alleged crimes. Ordinary people do BDSM – parents, co-workers, friends, and neighbors. But because of the stigma against BDSM, most people are closeted and don't speak out about their interests because they fear condemnation and discrimination.

Article:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_4d0f1a16-7bcd-5860-afdf-3e78140bdff7.html?mode=story

To read the Federal Indictment:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/37203030/Bagley-Indictment

The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

"High School Coach Accused of Shocking Sex Scandal"

on Wednesday, 15 September 2010. Hits 1190


... operation at a motel in Norwalk, after he allegedly made an appointment with a prostitute through a website specializing in bondage and sadomasochism.


A local teacher accused of soliciting a prostitution service to fulfill sexual sadomasochism fetishes says his actions weren't illegal. 

"Atlanta Police Guilty of False Imprisonment"

on Monday, 13 September 2010. Hits 1237

"Atlanta Police Guilty of False Imprisonment"

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board has found 24 police officers guilty
of False Imprisonment for illegally detaining and searching patrons
during the raid of the Eagle bar on September 10-11, 2009.

Additional details and links to media articles are available at:

http://atlantaeagleraid.com/blog/24-cops-guilty-false-imprisonment-atlanta-eagle-raid-citizen-review-board

(or http://bit.ly/aasD9v )

"N.Y. Records May Help to Answer the Question: When Is Bondage Prostitution?"

on Thursday, 09 September 2010. Hits 407

"N.Y. Records May Help to Answer the Question: When Is Bondage Prostitution?"

New York Law Journal

A Manhattan judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to shine a light on the hazy legal line separating bondage, domination and sadomasochism from prostitution.

In a decision last week, New York County Supreme Court Justice Carol R. Edmead (See Profile) directed the NYPD to provide the Urban Justice Center's Sex Workers Project with documents regarding police investigations of several Manhattan bondage, domination and sadomasochism clubs between 2006 and 2008.

Read full article...

"Sister Wives"

on Wednesday, 08 September 2010. Hits 390

"Sister Wives' trailer: TLC reality show profiles Kody Brown with four wives, thirteen kids in Utah" 


New York Daily News

Most of the wives seem at-ease being in a polygamous marriage. "I think we're normal," one wife says in a trailer released this week.

"Some people think, 'how do you feel when he's off with another woman and you know they're having sex?' Well gosh darn it, they better!," another exclaimed.

Read full story...

"Swingers convention canceled amid pressure"

on Tuesday, 07 September 2010. Hits 1416


MIDLAND, Texas - A swingers convention billed as a "hedonistic adventure for couples" was canceled this week in the wake of inquiries from the local


Midland, Texas - A Midland woman is planning to file a lawsuit after a local hotel canceled reservations for a "swingers" convention. 

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