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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#21 Oct 14, 2012
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!
I Don't like straight people! and that's the honest truth!!!

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