S.W.A.T. Takes Down Gay Gym

July 1st. An Albuquerque S.W.A.T. team storms the male-only Pride Gym. Machine guns drawn, flash bangs readied, the rainbow-painted door splinters inwards. A dozen girlish screams ululate in unison; glitter and tear gas fills the air. As the skylight burst inwards, SWAT members rappel down from a hovering stealth copter and a song apropos ushers from the Jukebox: It’s Raining Men by the Weather Sisters, only to be silenced by a single shotgun blast.

The best part about this story of a New Mexico SWAT team being called out to issue a warrant to the owner of a gay gym for serving liquor without a license? SWAT claims they were afraid of being raped.

    The warrant also states officers’ fears that “sending us into this place again puts us or any other undercover officer in danger of sexual assault and/or great bodily harm and/or injury.” The officers did not say that they were assaulted or even approached while undercover, however.

Not approached even whilst undercover? Either SWAT was ugly or this is the worst gay gymnasium ever.

Just to make it clear, we hate this sort of budget-justifying police state thuggery, even without the ludicrous imagery this story compels. This raid was nothing but an excuse for some pigs to beat up some gays, end of story.

SWAT Team Raids Gay Gym in Albuquerque, Ct’d… [Agitator]


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  1. bambino says:

    Weather Girls, natch.

  2. Why can’t my gym serve booze? I must be at the wrong gay gym.

  3. Aph says:

    The only tolerable police force I’ve ever encountered is S.F.P.D. This raid is not just a goddamn outrage. Its personally horrfying.

  4. Billifer says:

    Oh please Mary, we queens can tell stings from legit gay off-duty cops looking for a good time. We’d never try to pick up an undercover moron. George Michael had to learn the hard way. If you’re cruising the toilets, though, you’re already in deep shit.

    Thanks, though, Ben and John, for learning a little from the last ‘growth opportunity’ and firmly calling the raid what it was.

  5. HawkWolf says:

    why are people so afraid of gay people? grow a brain, swat boys. :P

  6. And this post, apparently, was an excuse to load in every gay stereotype at your disposal. Well done!

  7. ckilgore says:

    Why are some straight men convinced that they are so irresistable that gay men will just not be able to even control their wild impulses and will be driven to assault them no matter the situation? Trust me SWAT team, you’re not that hot.

  8. Elvisisdead says:

    “Calling the raid what it was” – what a load of horse shit. Calling it what it was as defined by a Libertarian anti-police blog? Maybe. Calling it what it was as interpreted by someone who was accused of being homophobic recently? Definitely.

    I’ll defend the decision to use SWAT simply because all it takes is one 5-pound dumbell in someone’s hand for them to have a lethal capability. Call it stupid or whatever you want, but the people who are in that job have to anticipate a worst-case scenario and never under-estimate. They can’t and won’t take that chance. Would you have preferred that they went in with feather dusters because they don’t believe homosexuals are capable of anything but hissing and fashion critique? Really, the chances of the servance going bad were pretty slim, but why take the chance? Go overboard and then live to go home to your family (or partner in the case of a gay SWAT officer).

    Them worried about being raped – in fact, the whole notion of gay on straight rape – is ludicrous.

  9. nothere says:

    i can’t believe it’s 2006 and this crap still happens