Jury acquits gay man in Dawsonville p...

Jury acquits gay man in Dawsonville park sex sting

There are 21 comments on the www.sovo.com story from Oct 4, 2008, titled Jury acquits gay man in Dawsonville park sex sting. In it, www.sovo.com reports that:

When Shannon Wayne Phillips of Gainesville decided to take a stroll at Thompson Creek Park in Dawsonville, he didn’t know he was going to be the object of a sex sting operation being conducted by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department. Phillips, 40, said he simply wanted to take a walk in the park at about 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2007 when a man approached him and the two struck up a conversation. Gainesville is located about 23 miles west of Dawsonville. “I went into the park to take a walk and I met someone. We talked for a while and then I walked off. Then he came back up to me, so I asked him if he was gay. And he said he was bisexual,” Phillips said. “We talked, but I had no intention of doing anything with him there. I did want to meet him later. I was coerced by officers, profiled for being a gay man in a park.”

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“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#1 Oct 4, 2008
Good. It appears the police have been 'called out' lately on entrapping gay men and the courts have been ruling in our favor. Hopefully we'll be able to hit them where it counts, in their pocket-books, and thus their crusades will stop.
Getting It On

Orion, IL

#2 Oct 4, 2008
These sick bastard cops get their jollies doing these sting operations. Truth be known, they probably are closeted, bi-sexual homophobes. I can't tell you how many times I've got it on with a cop.

“STFU”

Since: May 07

Atlanta, GA

#3 Oct 4, 2008
Now this situation I can honestly say I fully support the guy who was entrapped. The police clearly violated the law as well as stepped over the line of ethics. I am glad the jury saw it that way, as well.
Tom in Houston

United States

#4 Oct 4, 2008
I'd like for the local paper to run a picture of the police officer. After all, the jury believed that he was entrapping people.
Absolute Truth

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jun 29, 2010
I don't like gays but I believe that "sting" operations are unconstitutional. If the police offer an illegal act then they are just as guilty as the person that accepts it.

The government has no constitutional right to entice private citizens into any illegal act.

This is just plain wrong!

“Pic of Sockett”

Since: Jan 08

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Jun 29, 2010
Exactly, I could never understand why it is okay for them to do the same thing that they are trying to stop. I am sure there are those that are doing the offering, but a police person doing it should be just a illegal as a citizen doing the offering. Whether it's drug's, sex, anything.
Absolute Truth wrote:
I don't like gays but I believe that "sting" operations are unconstitutional. If the police offer an illegal act then they are just as guilty as the person that accepts it.
The government has no constitutional right to entice private citizens into any illegal act.
This is just plain wrong!
WaterWatcher

Apopka, FL

#7 Jun 29, 2010
I used to stop in that park everyday in 2002, 2003, 2004 and gay adult men were meeting and taking it over. It got so obvious that I could no longer take my grandchildren there to feed the ducks. I reported it to the police 7 years ago, over a 2 year period, and nothing was done. I am glad they are finally patrolling it.

“Pic of Sockett”

Since: Jan 08

Jacksonville, FL

#8 Jun 30, 2010
Just to get this correct. You would go to a park, where gay's cruise, just like you are on a gay thread where gay's post. Yet, you seem to disassociate the fact you seem to be attracted to gay locations, and would take you "grandkids" there as well? I hope that is all you are doing with those kids, nasty perv.
WaterWatcher wrote:
I used to stop in that park everyday in 2002, 2003, 2004 and gay adult men were meeting and taking it over. It got so obvious that I could no longer take my grandchildren there to feed the ducks. I reported it to the police 7 years ago, over a 2 year period, and nothing was done. I am glad they are finally patrolling it.

“Pic of Sockett”

Since: Jan 08

Jacksonville, FL

#9 Jun 30, 2010
Also, not to call you out again. This park is not located anywhere near where you live. Different Gainsville, so you are trolling here, making fake statements trying to get a rise from someone. Busted.
WaterWatcher wrote:
I used to stop in that park everyday in 2002, 2003, 2004 and gay adult men were meeting and taking it over. It got so obvious that I could no longer take my grandchildren there to feed the ducks. I reported it to the police 7 years ago, over a 2 year period, and nothing was done. I am glad they are finally patrolling it.
Gainesville

Gainesville, GA

#10 Jul 3, 2010
Gays or anyone for that matter shouldn't be having sex in a public park. However, police setting up stings is just as immoral or maybe more so. A sting operation is unconstitutional, however, in the nazi police state that USA is becoming you'll never get a ruling on it.

One more thing to consider though is why can't gays just have sex somewhere in private? I sure don't want to be around it. In fact anyone having sex in public is ridiculous. Get a room it's just common decency.

If cops want to arrest someone for that they just need to patrol the area and arrest anyone caught in the act.
gay police

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jul 9, 2010
the police love to really feel these guys up when they pat them down. never met a cop that wasn't a closet homo.

“faith in internal wisdom”

Since: Dec 09

Indian Trail, NC

#12 Jul 28, 2010
BR0DY wrote:
Just to get this correct. You would go to a park, where gay's cruise, just like you are on a gay thread where gay's post. Yet, you seem to disassociate the fact you seem to be attracted to gay locations, and would take you "grandkids" there as well? I hope that is all you are doing with those kids, nasty perv.
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thats what i was thinking...lmao
WaterWatcher

Longwood, FL

#13 Jul 30, 2010
1. Thompson Creek Park was THE CLOSEST PUBLIC park on the lake to my home. It is less than 1 mile from GA 400 Dawsonville.
2. I was also a MAILMAN and this street was part of my route. It was the halfway point of 500 mailboxes I delivered, so I dismounted there - out of traffic - to move the packages for the second half to the front of the vehicle, and then continued on.
3.- who said this was a gay blog?
4.- I am not anti-gay. I have gay friends. I am anti IN PUBLIC, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, in a FAMILY park, in front of little children, any COME ON, gay or straight.
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#14 Jul 30, 2010
Absolute Truth wrote:
I don't like gays but I believe that "sting" operations are unconstitutional. If the police offer an illegal act then they are just as guilty as the person that accepts it.
The government has no constitutional right to entice private citizens into any illegal act.
This is just plain wrong!
WHY did you bring this up 18 months after the fact ???

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Pennsburg, PA

#15 Jul 30, 2010
WaterWatcher wrote:
4.- I am not anti-gay. I have gay friends. I am anti IN PUBLIC, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, in a FAMILY park, in front of little children, any COME ON, gay or straight.
You're a liar. So called "public sex" is really "furtive sex." It does not happen in broad daylight "in front of little children."

There might be gay men walking around chatting each other up or sneaking off somewhere - strictly speaking a no no - but, except to lying homophobes always trolling gay topix boards to defame gay men, no one would confuse that with a sex act itself.

You sound like you have eyes for gay men, even if you mask with the usual defense mechanisms.
krouser krebs

Springfield, MA

#16 Aug 5, 2010
writewingproxycontin wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a liar. So called "public sex" is really "furtive sex." It does not happen in broad daylight "in front of little children."
There might be gay men walking around chatting each other up or sneaking off somewhere - strictly speaking a no no - but, except to lying homophobes always trolling gay topix boards to defame gay men, no one would confuse that with a sex act itself.
You sound like you have eyes for gay men, even if you mask with the usual defense mechanisms.
Didnt realy think gays were that bad til i read some of your backassward views on things.
Get Real

Atlanta, GA

#17 Aug 5, 2010
What is wrong with gays that they think they have the right to fornicate in public in front of people. That just goes to show what kind of deviant perverts they are. Homosexuality is nothing other than sick sexual perversion. They are no different than child molesters and bestiality sickos. They know it! You know it! And I know it!
krouser krebs

Springfield, MA

#18 Aug 5, 2010
Get Real wrote:
What is wrong with gays that they think they have the right to fornicate in public in front of people. That just goes to show what kind of deviant perverts they are. Homosexuality is nothing other than sick sexual perversion. They are no different than child molesters and bestiality sickos. They know it! You know it! And I know it!
And krouser krebs knows it.
Lakehouse owner

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Aug 9, 2010
writewingproxycontin wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a liar. So called "public sex" is really "furtive sex." It does not happen in broad daylight "in front of little children."
There might be gay men walking around chatting each other up or sneaking off somewhere - strictly speaking a no no - but, except to lying homophobes always trolling gay topix boards to defame gay men, no one would confuse that with a sex act itself.
You sound like you have eyes for gay men, even if you mask with the usual defense mechanisms.
Keep busting them. It is a PUBLIC PARK!
The perfect ghost

Springfield, MA

#20 Aug 9, 2010
Get Real wrote:
What is wrong with gays that they think they have the right to fornicate in public in front of people. That just goes to show what kind of deviant perverts they are. Homosexuality is nothing other than sick sexual perversion. They are no different than child molesters and bestiality sickos. They know it! You know it! And I know it!
Then there are the dilusional freaks that think regular normal proper str8 men want to be with dirty old lonley gay men'Bruce' when in fact we hope for them to gofar far far away.

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