NYC LE surveillance -- heads up!

Discussion in 'New York' started by EarlyRiser, Mar 12, 2001.

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  1. guy catelli

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  2. EarlyRiser

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    We all basically know that this is going on. But this was in today's New Yok Times, buried in an article in the Business section about "racy ads" --

    < Members of the public morals division of the New York City Police Department
    said they frequently read the classified sections in New York magazine, The Village
    Voice, The Observer and other more purely sex-oriented magazines, using the
    information for police investigations. The officers said they believed the ads
    encouraged prostitution.

    "We will call the number, have a location set up and see if what they are offering is
    legal or not," said Lt. Stephen Biegel, a Police Department spokesman. "If it is not,
    they are arrested."

    Lieutenant Biegel said investigators also monitored the Internet for the same
    purpose.

    "It's not our job," he said, to discourage the publications from publishing the ads.

    The New York City Department of Health also monitored the ads.

    Sandra Mullin, a department spokeswoman, said, "We do respond to complaints
    and sometimes participate in the sting operations to monitor places where unsafe sex
    might be occurring, and we do monitor some of the magazines, both gay and
    straight, that might be advertising sex in public places." >

    They prob'ly hang out here, too.