Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DHS seizes "Rentboy" site in New York

Here’s a disturbing story, from Reason (Scott Shackford), about the shutdown and civil asset forfeiture from the site “Rentboy.  The DHS civil complaint is here and is predicated solely on New York State prostitution laws. There is no possible connection to terrorism. 

The incident reminds one of the Megaupload seizure. 
I tried the site myself and got a Timeout error from Chrome.
Reason points out the financial incentive for the law enforcement agencies (including NYPD) to do the seizure.  It also points out that in many cities or rural areas gay men are not open or comfortable enough to find other partners in open society the same way heterosexuals would.

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