Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn is calling on an outside group to investigate what he called “gay profiling” by the N.Y.P.D.
It’s in response to a recent series of arrests of gay men in Manhattan sex stores allegedly for lewd behavior. Critics say the arrests were unfair because the men were only responding to advances initiated by the undercover police officers.
In a public statement, Aborn said he wanted the city’s Commission on Human Rights to investigate the matter, saying, “In the 1990’s in this country we were concerned — and still are — about the ‘crime’ of driving while black — police stopping African-American motorists because of the color of their skin.
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