Letter: Laws Unfairly Enforced
September 13, 1999
Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203
What good is served by your paper printing the names and addresses of the men who were
arrested for victimless misdemeanor sex charges?
I searched for other names and addresses of people arrested for misdemeanor charges but
could find none. Was this just an amazingly crime-free week or is this just a biased
approach to news reporting?
How many more men will kill themselves after you print their names in your paper? This
has happened in Little Rock in the not too distant past.
In the interest of fair news reporting, why dont you tell the full story of how
these sting operations work? Tell your readers how usually very handsome undercover
officers are used to entice men who have sex with other men into compromising situations
and then arrest them.
I do not support anyone having sex in public places, but the laws against such behavior
are unfairly enforced. I see plenty of heterosexual couples engaged in some pretty heavy
duty displays of public affection everywhere I go but have yet to see an officer,
undercover or not, do anything to break them up.
The next time I see some of the frat boys hanging out their car windows yelling and
screaming vulgarities at young women walking down the street, I want them arrested for
soliciting deviant sexual acts, and I want your paper to print their names and addresses.
-- Michael Oglesby, Fayetteville
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