The 18 suspects were reportedly held on suspicion of offenses such as soliciting or engaging in lewd conduct in a public place, loitering in and around a public toilet for the purpose of engaging or soliciting a lewd or unlawful act, utilizing a restroom peephole, invasion of privacy, resisting arrest and indecent exposure." All of these report that the men are gay.
When I first heard this story, I was angry that so much time was given to it on the news as I believe that it would not have garnered this amount of air time if the men were not homosexual. I'm not saying that the men did nothing wrong, but I am saying that it was only big news because the men were homosexual. Their actions should not have been in a public area, but it was consentual. So, I was angry anyway.
Then, their pictures, date of birth and the city in which they live were shown on televison and all over the internet. Again, I believe that this would not have happened if the men were not homosexual. They haven't even had been in court yet and have been released. Why was it necessary to post the pictures in such detail? That usually only happens for predators, child molesters, and in an effort to arrest someone who has committed more serious acts.
One of the men was "outed" by this article. I can only imagine what turmoil this has caused in his life. But you think people understand and don't follow the myths of homosexuality, think again. The comments on the Internet have been so hateful and just down right incorrect. We have a long way to go to end the hatred, misconceptions and understanding of homosexuals.
Here are some of the comments:
I hope they will all be required to register as sex offenders (I they aren’t already registered)
They all look like pig’s. Ugly reject’s. I hope they are all registered as sex offender’s and banned from ever walking a public park, or beach.
Can we just stop funneling money to AIDS Research this is such a preventable desease. You obviously can’t educate sick freaks like this. That find another mans ugly dirty ass an appatizing yet disgusting piece of enjoyment. These people are programed diffrently and should not receive $1 dollar of tax payers money.
Why use more advanced primates like Chimpanzees for medical research when we have such low end, evolutionary challenged, knuckle dragging primates like ‘Daman’ to use instead!
Should have corralled all 18 of 'em FREAKS in that cess pool & then hit that place with a goddamn TOMAHAWK MISSILE; that would have been your US DEFENSE $$$ DOLLARS well spent!
Yuck, what a bunch of sicko's. What's our country coming to?
When they write the book on the decline and fall of the American Empire ( it should be coming soon ) Freaks like this should figure largely into the why it happened. Sick sick sick.
They sure do look like perverts!
Thanks to Manhattan Beach PD for getting these pervs off the streets of our community! These 18 deviants should thank the Lord above that this is not Iran or the Taliban. Here’s a question for you Anthony……..If this was Iran or the Taliban, do you think any of these freaks would still be alive? You are complaining that CBS posted their photographs? Shut up Anthony.
It is a deviant act.
After seeing their photos it explains alot - it's the only way these ugly freaks will ever get laid. PATHETIC LOSERS
See, this is why people are against gay rights!!! If they're not having a nasty parade with leather pants, then they're trying to f__k each other in public bathrooms by overtaking them. Unfortunately if you vote for gay rights, you're voting for perverse public activities and they're trying to make you feel guilty for discriminating against nasty sex acts.
Yea, arrest all of them. Nasty M___ F___!!!!
Gay public sex pervs should be given 30 years to life... The cops should’ve lock ‘em up in jail until they all lost their jobs & become real lowlifes. Creepy Freaks.
these guys are gross and disgusting
There were also many people who were supportive and spoke back to these comments and many critized the media for posting the pictures.
This is a statement from Darrel Cummings, chief of staff at the local LGBT center:
"It's shocking that any news operation, but especially an affiliate of a major network like CBS, would choose to publish the mug shots, names and birthdates of people charged with victimless crimes, simply because the charges are salacious or related to gay sex. Naturally we don't condone illegal activity of any kind, but these men haven't been proven guilty and historically, charges such as those leveled against them have involved police entrapment. Publishing their photos serves no purpose other than to humiliate and destroy their lives. We call on KCBS/KCAL to immediately remove the images and names from their website."
I AM SOOOOOO ANGRY FOR THE POSTING OF THE PICTURES AND NAMES, WHERE THEY LIVE AND DATES OF BIRTH!!!!
So, what do you think?