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Isn't that first mug shot a dead ringer for Ron Paul?

Posted by holy | August 22, 2008 10:28 AM

Mr. Poe's dream dates? What the fuck? Oh hell no.

Posted by w7ngman | August 22, 2008 10:33 AM


These men are ass ugly. Vomit.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 22, 2008 10:33 AM

I used to go there with my grandma when I was younger... wow. Didn't see this coming.

Posted by Will in STL | August 22, 2008 10:33 AM

I thought the first looked like Ron Paul too!

Posted by Lloyd Cooney | August 22, 2008 10:34 AM

@4 that's just wrong!

Posted by infrequent | August 22, 2008 10:40 AM

It is nice that they are at least letting them turn themselves in... instead of executing no-knock warrants. still, apart from the normal annoyances of this sort of operation:

Those who are arrested will be charged with Sexual Misconduct and could face fines, jail time, probation, and be required to register as sex offenders after their conviction, investigators said.

they are may be required to register as sex offenders?

Posted by infrequent | August 22, 2008 10:43 AM

@7, absolutely. Anyone that ugly having sex is patently offensive.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 22, 2008 10:47 AM

Oh my god, that ad is fabulous.

Regarding all of us checkin' out the gallery, though... isn't this the sort of public-shaming-of-guys-who-have-sex-with-other-guys that is usually frowned upon here?

Posted by leek | August 22, 2008 10:50 AM

I wonder how long before one or more of these guys commits suicide like happened after the similar newsworthy publication of names, addresses, and photos in Tennessee last year (just north of where this sting occurred.)

And do you think THIS guy is any relation to John Mark Karr, of Jon Benet Ramsey hoxer fame? The Karr family is from north Alabama:

Brian Lee Karr, 37 years of age, Huntsville

Posted by HL | August 22, 2008 10:50 AM

Jeez, talk about public shaming. These guys are pathetic sure, but do they deserve this kind of humiliation?

Can't a randy 84-year-old get his gay public sex freak on without The Man bringing him down?

Posted by Matthew | August 22, 2008 10:50 AM

This defamation will not go unpunished. I have a Jew who happens to excel in Jewjutsu. You dead. All yallz. Dead.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 22, 2008 10:54 AM

I agree. That was depressing and unnecessary. The looks on their faces say it all.

They also still do this back home in St. Paul with pictures of hookers and their johns. I don't see the point of any of this.

Posted by Jason Josephes | August 22, 2008 10:55 AM

9: Yes, which is why I didn't include any names/photos in my post, just links to existing reports. (Pretending such things don't go on doesn't help anything, plus the whole bogus endeavor is kicked into the realm of inadvertent hilarity by that damn ad on the left...)

Posted by David Schmader | August 22, 2008 10:56 AM

How come nobody smiled for their picture?

Posted by Mahtli69 | August 22, 2008 11:02 AM

Poe is right. Us Jews have superpowers- just ask Jack Chick.

Posted by Abby | August 22, 2008 11:03 AM

So many lives destroyed for nothing.

Most of these men aren't ugly. Let's see how you'd like in a mug shot, as you contemplate all of the many fine aspects of your life that are about to be taken from you: reputation, job, family, possibility of ever having another job or family.

Posted by Fnarf | August 22, 2008 11:03 AM

I dunno, I think that black guy in the middle's pretty cute. But yeah, how pathetic that we're still shaming men in public - like that's going to change anything...

Posted by smiller555 | August 22, 2008 11:04 AM

Well I'm glad the police have their priorities in order... And if posting mugshots and names weren't enough, they're labeling them as sex offenders? Really..?

I've never been one for public sex, but this sort of witch hunt is clear evidence of homophobia on the part of police. I seriously doubt a straight couple caught fucking in the bushes would get sex offender status.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 22, 2008 11:05 AM

I don't understand what they were doing wrong. Sodomy laws were struck down, so was it just lewd public behavior that got them arrested? Is that considered a sexual offense? Is there somewhere where we can see photos of straight people who were caught for the same thing?

I also don't get the LOL-attitude that some people on here have. It's not funny at all.

Posted by Judith | August 22, 2008 11:21 AM

@20 - straight people don't get caught for doing these things.

We get warnings when we get down and dirty in the bushes and the bathrooms.

And we look sheepish.

At least, in my experience.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 22, 2008 11:25 AM

These men all knew it was illegal and took the risk anyway. Wah-Wah.

Posted by Jason | August 22, 2008 11:26 AM

It's not just shame. The "sex offender" tag on your record disqualifies you from almost every job except manual labor. If they move out of state and evade registering, they might be able to get away with it for a few years, but they'll always get caught. It's serious business. Their lives are ruined.

Posted by Fnarf | August 22, 2008 11:34 AM

@21 Wow, way to contradict yourself- you say straight people don't get caught, yet you (who I assume to be straight) got caught and given a warning...?

These guys should have gotten off with a warning as well, but instead they're branded as sexual deviants for the rest of their lives; no doubt this will result in a loss of employment opportunity and family relationships. Truly fucking tragic.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 22, 2008 11:37 AM

@22 And exactly where else do you expect them to go in Huntsville, Alabama? Obviously, this isn't the ideal but are men who are isolated, not-rich, not-beautiful, not-young, and living in a hateful environment supposed to just be without any human contact at all?

Posted by whatevernevermind | August 22, 2008 11:39 AM

#25: And meanwhile everyone in Huntsville, Alabama get to have their opinions of what gay people are be dirty old men getting it on in a public park where anyone, including kids, could see them.

I cut those men some slack because they look like they are mostly old, and probably got stuck in Shitsville. However, overall my opinion is you do public sex you are taking the risk. Fuck, I think for some people the risk is half the thrill. But please don't whine and cry to me if you get caught.

Posted by Jason | August 22, 2008 11:54 AM

Now that your picture is up you might as well go for it. Chin up guys. They don't raid straight peoples "lovers lane" so this is just more persecution. Fuck them.

Posted by Vince | August 22, 2008 12:12 PM

thanks...nothing makes my day like news of a homophobic witchhunt...

Posted by michael strangeways | August 22, 2008 12:13 PM

Waaaaa!! Think of the children!!!

Posted by typical bullshit excuse | August 22, 2008 12:13 PM

Jason...don't be a tool. Very, very few gay men interested in NSA "shrub" sex have any interest in exposing themselves to the unwilling which is why you usually either find cruising areas in remote locations, or at the very least, secluded areas of more densely populated parks. I did a little research into the Huntsville arrests. They occurred at a remote, rural park with plenty of trails and shrubs. These people were arrested based on photographic evidence, not eyewitnesses traumatized by the sight of buttfucking. There's a world of difference between wanting to hook up and play, privately, in a public setting from having the far rarer kink of wanting to fuck around in public and getting caught in the act by "innocent" bystanders. Does that mean that gay men, or anyone else for that matter, should get to fuck around where ever they want? Of course not; anyone dumb enough to get caught fucking around in a heavily trafficked area or any where with close proximity to kids, deserves to get a ticket. But, in my opinion, there's a big difference between fucking in a public restroom 25 feet from a kids daycamp and fucking in the shrubs in a remote area with no one around but a hidden camera.

Posted by michael strangeways | August 22, 2008 12:28 PM

@26 not only that (micheal's above), but getting caught and ticket would be fine. getting your picture splashed up in the news and potentially being branded a sex offender?

shouldn't the punishment fit the crime?

they should pay a fine if not given a warning. they should have to do community service -- maybe clean up the very park they were caught in. but this is not a rational outcome. it's only rational in a homophobic, sex-phobic world.

Posted by infrequent | August 22, 2008 12:55 PM

@24 - depends on your definition of caught.

If they don't take your ID and book you ... no harm no foul.

What, you want me to pretend it's fair? [puzzled look of incredulity]

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 22, 2008 1:10 PM

Why are you such an expert at getting caught with your pants down in a public park, Will?

Posted by Fnarf | August 22, 2008 1:47 PM

@33 - I never claimed to be an expert. And I never said I was caught, or even that it happened to me.

My, you lead a sheltered existence, Fnarf.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 22, 2008 3:06 PM

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