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ARRESTS UP IN ATLANTA AIRPORT RESTROOMS
http://www.sierratimes.com/rss/newswire.php?article=/news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070412/ap_on_re_us/airport_indecency&time=1176362636&feed=us ^ | April 12,2007 | Daniel Yee

Posted on 04/12/2007 5:23:17 AM PDT by mborman

ATLANTA - At the world's busiest airport, plainclothes officers patrolling public restrooms in search of luggage thieves have instead uncovered a rash of other, more sordid crimes.

The new restroom dragnet has led to the arrests of more than 30 people in three months for indecent exposure and public sex acts at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Airport restrooms apparently have become such popular meeting places for men looking for sexual trysts with other men that they have been suggested several times as meeting places in personal ads on the Web site Craigslist.

"Hey ... I'm stuck at the airport from 5 p.m. and I'm looking for a good time ...," one ad reads. In another, the person posting says he is stuck at the airport for three hours in the evening and is looking for "discreet, quick action."

The new patrols were started to stop theft, not catch people in sex acts, police officials say.

Officers started monitoring the restrooms after figuring out that thieves were pulling bags off baggage-claim carousels and taking them into toilet stalls to comb through them.

"We're trying to provide a safe environment for everyone at the airport," said Officer Joseph Villafane, a police spokesman. "We're not out to get all that — it's just we encounter it."

Among those arrested is Ed Wall, the board chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. An officer said he saw Wall having oral sex with another man. Wall, who has temporarily stepped down from his post, has maintained his innocence. A court date has not been set.

The other court cases are pending.

James Cates, a clinical psychologist, said airport indecency arrests usually involve people getting caught performing sexual acts. He said it illustrates compulsive behavior known as exhibitionism.

"They're not a lot different from any compulsion ... it's just that this kind of behavior can be offensive to people and can be traumatizing," said Cates, who counsels and performs psychological testing on sex offenders and people with sexual disorders. "They've got to have the thrill and as they keep not getting caught or reported, the thrill gets less and less. It has to become more risky and daring to keep the thrill up."

Still, some say the airport police should have better things to do than stake out restrooms.

"Police have far better things to do with their time than to arrest people for this," said Kenneth Sherrill, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York. "Being 'sex police' in bathrooms strikes me as a perversion of rational law enforcement activities."

Atlanta's is not the only airport to have had restroom-related arrests. Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry was ordered to pay $35,000 in damages to a custodian who said he shoved her and exposed himself to her in a bathroom at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in 2000. A year later, a county judge in Michigan was arrested at Detroit Metro Airport for allegedly exposing himself to an undercover officer, although a district attorney decided not to prosecute.

The Atlanta airport police efforts may be working, as new personal ads have on Craigslist have warned people to be careful.

"Do NOT do anything at the airport," one posting from March 29 reads. "If you want to hook up, do it outside the airport! Have fun but be smart about it. It's not worth going to jail for the night and having your face put on the news."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: aidscrisis; atlantaairport; biohazard; homosexuals; homsexualagenda; perversion; perverts; publicsex
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Among those arrested is Ed Wall, the board chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

This pervert maintains innocence, even though he was observed having 'oral' sex with another man.

How many other U. S. airport toilets are experiencing homosexuals doing what comes 'naturally?'

1 posted on 04/12/2007 5:23:19 AM PDT by mborman
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To: mborman
How many other U. S. airport toilets are experiencing homosexuals doing what comes 'naturally?'

What is, "Most of them," Alex?

2 posted on 04/12/2007 5:26:16 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Hajjis HATE the waterboard! It can turn a clam into a canary so fast Harry Potter would be jealous.)
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To: mborman

This wouldn’t happen if they just allowed them to marry................(heh heh heh)


3 posted on 04/12/2007 5:27:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: mborman

The DNC meets in an airport restroom. It’s PC to them!


4 posted on 04/12/2007 5:30:14 AM PDT by Waco
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To: Red Badger

Ha, ha!


5 posted on 04/12/2007 5:31:19 AM PDT by mborman
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To: mborman

One business traveller to another, “yeah, I have a layover in Atlanta.” “Eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww”


6 posted on 04/12/2007 5:32:44 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: mborman

Our “Diversity” just keeps on giving.


7 posted on 04/12/2007 5:33:18 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mborman
"Police have far better things to do with their time than to arrest people for this," said Kenneth Sherrill, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York.

He's right. Airport security should have been doing it all along. ;)

8 posted on 04/12/2007 5:33:48 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: mborman

I’ve been in that airport a bazillion times. I’ve been in the bathrooms in A, B and E. I’ve never seen anyone hanging about looking for some action.


9 posted on 04/12/2007 5:34:15 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: mborman

My experience with Atlanta’s airport is that it is very difficult to find an open rest room in the first place. That and the lounges apparently close at 8 PM (can’t have those people stuck on 2-hour layovers drinking can we?). I really don’t like that airport.


10 posted on 04/12/2007 5:34:49 AM PDT by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
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To: mborman

“even though he was observed having ‘oral’ sex with another man.”

But oral sex isn’t really sex, is it? </clinton>


11 posted on 04/12/2007 5:35:18 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: NonValueAdded

That idiotic Hunter College professor has no clue. Sex police in airport bathrooms are just fine with me. Obviously he’s never had to send his eight-year-old son alone into a public bathroom. Liberals are sickening.


12 posted on 04/12/2007 5:36:01 AM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: mborman

“Officers started monitoring the restrooms after figuring out that thieves were pulling bags off baggage-claim carousels and taking them into toilet stalls to comb through them.”

And, of course, with most bags now UNLOCKED for security checks (and looting by AIRLINE people) the enterprising NON-AIRLINE thieves have adapted.


13 posted on 04/12/2007 5:36:43 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: CholeraJoe
You got that right. Back when I worked at the MSP airport in the early 1990s, this kind of activity was VERY well known. They even had their own “code”— tapping the foot while lingering in a stall.

There even was a story about a guy pinching one off who tapped his foot for whatever reason. He was soon visited by another guy who heard the foot tap and was looking for a mouthful.

Ungh.

APf

14 posted on 04/12/2007 5:36:44 AM PDT by APFel (Regnum Nostrum Crescit)
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To: NonValueAdded
One business traveller to another, “yeah, I have a layover in Atlanta.” “Eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww”

"I'm stuck here until this storm blows over"

15 posted on 04/12/2007 5:36:50 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: mborman
"Police have far better things to do with their time than to arrest people for this," said Kenneth Sherrill, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York. "Being 'sex police' in bathrooms strikes me as a perversion of rational law enforcement activities."

Sounds like something that someone would say after getting caught! Frankly, as unpleasant as Atlanta's airport is, walking into a restroom and seeing a couple of homosexuals "going at it" would be over the top. I'm glad that the police are doing this!

16 posted on 04/12/2007 5:37:40 AM PDT by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
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To: Malsua
I’ve never seen anyone hanging about looking for some action.

Perhaps you should try Craigslist then.

(Seems like they are arranging their "hook-ups" via the web. No need to hang around the men's room anymore.)

17 posted on 04/12/2007 5:37:59 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Malsua
I’ve never seen anyone hanging about looking for some action.

Just Muslims washing their feet in the sink.
18 posted on 04/12/2007 5:38:04 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: mborman
Men having sex with each other in airport bathrooms? No biggy, according to academe. "Police have far better things to do with their time than to arrest people for this," said Kenneth Sherrill, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York. "Being 'sex police' in bathrooms strikes me as a perversion of rational law enforcement activities."

Somebody ought to keep an eye on that guy, whose level of judgment makes me wonder about who hired him.

19 posted on 04/12/2007 5:38:08 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: mborman
Rev. Jackson and Al Sharpton was to call a public meeting to denounce obvious profiling by the Chicago police. The two activist were notified by an anonymous past pervert-in-charge, which was later found to be an x-president, that this was only about sex and they should move on to more important things. After much discussion and the exchange of currency, the two famous activist decided to only offer their assistance to the victims of this terrible police abuse.
20 posted on 04/12/2007 5:39:15 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: NonValueAdded

“yeah, I have a lay, over in Atlanta.” .........


21 posted on 04/12/2007 5:39:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Our “Diversity” just keeps on giving.

Including homosexuals in the diversity category is just evil liberal America-haters wanting nothing more than to delute this nation with perverts.

Anyone who belives that one male shoving his penis up another's anus, then shoving his face where his penis has been, is an acceptable lifestyle, we find a person who delights in this nation's demise and one who is equally guilty of the sin!

22 posted on 04/12/2007 5:39:36 AM PDT by mborman
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To: DungeonMaster
"I'm stuck here until this storm blows over"

"Yeah, we're really packed in."..............

23 posted on 04/12/2007 5:40:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: Galtoid

Oh those wacky homosexuals. They’re just like everyone else who wants can’t control themselves and have to have sex in public toilets. I’m sure the kids won’t mind.

/s


24 posted on 04/12/2007 5:41:22 AM PDT by Obadiah (Republicans - the battered wives of Democrats.)
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To: Malsua
I’ve been in that airport a bazillion times. I’ve been in the bathrooms in A, B and E. I’ve never seen anyone hanging about looking for some action.

Same here. In fact, I have joked that when I die, be it heaven or hell, I am pretty sure I will have to change planes in Atlanta.

25 posted on 04/12/2007 5:41:28 AM PDT by IamConservative (Any man who agrees with you on everything, will lie to anyone.)
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To: meyer
I'm glad that the police are doing this!

Never send a child in alone to use these 'public' toilets.

26 posted on 04/12/2007 5:41:53 AM PDT by mborman
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To: mborman

Potty police?


27 posted on 04/12/2007 5:44:21 AM PDT by Stark_GOP
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To: APFel

I try to avoid using the stalls in airports. If there is a Delta Crown room, I’ll go there to do #2.


28 posted on 04/12/2007 5:44:23 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Hajjis HATE the waterboard! It can turn a clam into a canary so fast Harry Potter would be jealous.)
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To: 3AngelaD
Kenneth Sherrill, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York.

I had no idea that Hunter College had a "Professor of Deviant Restroom Sex".

29 posted on 04/12/2007 5:45:14 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: NonValueAdded

I’ve heard of the Mile High Club, what is the slang term for this?


30 posted on 04/12/2007 5:45:20 AM PDT by weegee (I'm waiting to exhale. The Supreme Court has ruled that CO2 is pollution.)
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To: mborman
The new patrols were started to stop theft, not catch people in sex acts, police officials say.

It's a really sad state of affairs when the police have to point this out to blunt the obvious criticism of "sexual profiling."

31 posted on 04/12/2007 5:48:57 AM PDT by pgyanke (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GOING TO COMPROMISE YOUR PRINCIPLES ANYWAY... WHY WAIT?)
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To: mborman
"Being 'sex police' in bathrooms strikes me as a perversion of rational law enforcement activities."

First it was "don't tell us what we can/can't do in our own bedrooms". Now they've expanded it to "don't tell us what we can/can't do in public restrooms". What's next? Slippery slope...

32 posted on 04/12/2007 5:50:23 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Were those magic grits?)
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To: Galtoid

The old prof is probably queer. [”strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint.”]


33 posted on 04/12/2007 5:50:33 AM PDT by verity (Muhammed is a Dirt Bag)
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To: 3AngelaD

The head of one gay - lesbian BLT taskforce agency has said that laws against public (washroom and park) sex disciminate against unjustly against this crowd.

The push is on to decriminalize such actions.

Can we do away with the tissue “protective covering” to put over toilet seats and get a fresh rubber gasket to have installed before each visitor attempts to sit down on a public toilet?


34 posted on 04/12/2007 5:50:44 AM PDT by weegee (I'm waiting to exhale. The Supreme Court has ruled that CO2 is pollution.)
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35 posted on 04/12/2007 5:52:27 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: weegee
I’ve heard of the Mile High Club, what is the slang term for this?

We probably don't want to know..........

36 posted on 04/12/2007 5:53:25 AM PDT by Gabz (I like mine with lettuce and tomato, heinz57 and french-fried potatoes)
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To: Veggie Todd

It long ago ended being about “consenting ADULTS in PRIVATE”.

It very much became a public affair (including the right to have sex in public) and aimed at indoctinating school aged children into the “alternative” lifestyle.


37 posted on 04/12/2007 5:53:28 AM PDT by weegee (I'm waiting to exhale. The Supreme Court has ruled that CO2 is pollution.)
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To: Red Badger
"Yeah, we're really packed in."..............

"It's a pretty sticky situation."

38 posted on 04/12/2007 5:53:51 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: mborman

/s

39 posted on 04/12/2007 5:54:22 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my Hummer with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: weegee
"The head of one gay - lesbian BLT taskforce agency..."

The gay - lesbian community has a "Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato" taskforce?

40 posted on 04/12/2007 5:54:34 AM PDT by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
I had no idea that Hunter College had a "Professor of Deviant Restroom Sex".

Shockingly enough, he teaches a section of "Gay and Lesbian History, Politics, and Culture" to confused young people at Hunter College.

41 posted on 04/12/2007 5:56:40 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: weegee

Down Low Club?


42 posted on 04/12/2007 5:56:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: mborman
A year later, a county judge in Michigan was arrested at Detroit Metro Airport for allegedly exposing himself to an undercover officer, although a district attorney decided not to prosecute.

Sounds like he got a get out of jail free card. Judicial activism is unfair to civilians.

43 posted on 04/12/2007 5:57:00 AM PDT by weegee (I'm waiting to exhale. The Supreme Court has ruled that CO2 is pollution.)
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To: weegee
I’ve heard of the Mile High Club, what is the slang term for this?

The back door club?

44 posted on 04/12/2007 5:59:26 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Were those magic grits?)
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To: mborman
Among those arrested is Ed Wall, the board chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. An officer said he saw Wall having oral sex with another man. Wall, who has temporarily stepped down from his post, has maintained his innocence. A court date has not been set.

It was an accident! I was just minding my own business, using the urinal, and I slipped and fell... and there you go!

Still, some say the airport police should have better things to do than stake out restrooms... "Police have far better things to do with their time than to arrest people for this," said Kenneth Sherrill, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York. "Being 'sex police' in bathrooms strikes me as a perversion of rational law enforcement activities."

You gotta wonder how Kenneth Sherrill, a professor at a school 600 miles away from Atlanta, wound up getting quoted in thie article. Is he a noted authority in this area, perhaps? If so, he should be identified as such. I, rather, suspect that he is just a go-to "wise man" guy with a degree and tenure who can be counted on to give a reliably permissive and liberal quote.

But if people are having sex in the bathroom, it seems to be an altogether rational thing to send in the police to break it up. A public bathroom is a public bathroom. Anybody could walk in that door, including a child.

45 posted on 04/12/2007 5:59:44 AM PDT by gridlock (On January 20, 2009, Fred Dalton Thompson will be sworn in as President of the United States.)
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To: mborman
>Sexual Freedom Activists Target 'Archaic, Unjust' Sex Laws ( 6/01/04 )

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force says it is time to repeal America's "archaic and unjust" sex laws.

The Task Force announced it is taking part in a project to analyze sex laws throughout the United States and identify which ones need to go.

The point is to "educate Americans about the prevalence and abuse of antiquated and unjust sex laws in the nation, and to give grassroots activists policy and organizing tools to work to change these laws," the Task Force said in a press release.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force said it is conducting the study of sex laws with help from the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, which describes itself as "a core group of experienced activists" dedicated to "advancing the cause of freedom in the fields of sexuality, civil rights and gender."

[snip]

In addition, the project will examine laws against public lewdness, "which are routinely misused to persecute and prosecute people who participate in non-traditional forms of sexual expression."

"I've seen firsthand how the misuse of these [public lewdness] laws has ruined the lives of gay and bisexual men," said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

"Few victims of this abuse ever come forward for fear of further embarrassment and the system counts on this silence. We intend to shine some light on these shameful practices."


46 posted on 04/12/2007 6:01:26 AM PDT by weegee (I'm waiting to exhale. The Supreme Court has ruled that CO2 is pollution.)
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To: mborman

I can’t take my children to a park on the river near my home because the homos cruise there for sex. Cops won’t
do anything about it.


47 posted on 04/12/2007 6:03:03 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: weegee
I’ve heard of the Mile High Club, what is the slang term for this?

I'm pretty sure I don't wanna know...

48 posted on 04/12/2007 6:03:35 AM PDT by gridlock (On January 20, 2009, Fred Dalton Thompson will be sworn in as President of the United States.)
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To: DungeonMaster
"I'm stuck here until this storm blows over"

Been a lot of that, lately.

Global Climate Change is responsible, I guess.

49 posted on 04/12/2007 6:04:18 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: weegee; CholeraJoe
I’ve heard of the Mile High Club, what is the slang term for this?

I believe the equilivant to that as well as the Delta Crown room is

"The White Swallow"

50 posted on 04/12/2007 6:04:28 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 3 year old son with Down Syndrome)
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