Father Tony

Coalition to Stop the Arrests Protest

Filed By Father Tony | February 15, 2009 7:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: gay protests, gay sex, New York City, police entrapment

The otherwise engaged Eric Leven has asked me to post his video of a protest held on Valentine's Day, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 79th Street (near Mayor Bloomberg's front door).

Watch it after the jump.


Coalition to Stop the Arrests Protest 2.14.09 from Eric Leven on Vimeo.

For more video and pics and the text of the poems read by playwright/activist George Tynan Crowley, go to my own post on the nasty business of police entrapment.


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I wish I lived someplace that had LGBT street activism.

*pouts*

Good God! I put a comma after Valentine's Day, implying that I am posting the video at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 79th Street.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | February 16, 2009 2:22 AM

Wonderful to observe the age of these protesters considering the tendency to assume all activism is twenty something.

Does anyone know what kind of areas these adult video stores are located? I certainly wouldn't want one in my neighborhood. If everyone just got their porn online, these stores would go away and everyone would be happy.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | February 17, 2009 6:01 AM

The issue is more about entrapment and freedom to assemble than it is about porn. Next the cops could go to parks and pull the same garbage, Next bars, next museums, next etc.

Yes and no. The purpose of these arrests are to get the porn places shut down. They don't really care about the guys being arrested, they are just using them.

While theoretically the cops could use these tactics elsewhere, they don't seem to have any motivation to do so.

If everyone just got their porn online, these stores would go away and everyone would be happy.

HAHAHAHHAAHA. As someone who's interested in the expansion of the online world, I agree, although for completely different reasons.

But these folks are never going to be happy, so there's no use trying to placate them.