Dallas Man Arrested for Warning Johns that "Prostitute" Was Actually a Vice Cop

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Gary Lee Young
Some might argue that Gary Lee Young was performing a public service as he hung around the parking lot of the Dallas International Street Church on South 2nd Avenue earlier this month. The Lord's work, if you will.

Not long after midnight on January 9, Young watched a would-be john get arrested by an undercover vice cop posing as a prostitute. When the 45-year-old saw that another man was likely to take the bait, he hollered at the cop.

"Ooh, girl, we know you the police," he yelled, according to a police incident report. "You get on out of here."

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The faux hooker, as well as several other police officers who were also present, weren't happy to have their cover blown, and they told Young to shut up. When he wouldn't, they placed him under arrest.

Young spent four days in jail on a charge of "interference with public duties," a class B misdemeanor.

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meisingerlaw
meisingerlaw

Sec. 38.15. INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES. (a) A person commits an offense if the person with criminal negligence interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with:

(1) a peace officer while the peace officer is performing a duty or exercising authority imposed or granted by law; ***(d) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the interruption, disruption, impediment, or interference alleged consisted of speech only

BDTR
BDTR

Free speech!
Cops shouldn't be fooling around with that kind of entrapment anyway.

doug.robinson
doug.robinson

I guess I don't understand the law anymore?!?

casiepierce
casiepierce

My sister once did undercover as a prossy for vice. She almost got arrested by an irate county constable. Just dumb all around.

DeathBreath
DeathBreath

Waco was one of the first two legally-established "bawdy houses" in these United States.  The other city was Omaha.  If you review the Waco archives, you can find the rules and regulations of running such.  This activity occurred in association with the Chisholm Trail.  The practice ended when the Army came to town.  

I believe in legalized cannabis, gambling & prostitution.  These should be regulated industries here in Texas.  

One day, when the thumping of Bibles is drowned out with common sense, these so-called "vices" can return to the adults in this state.  

No, I don't believe in human trafficking or an unwilling participants in the prostitution trade.  However, if someone willingly wants to engage in such, it is none of anyone's business, provided strict regulations are followed.  

Despite these noble efforts of some Law Enforcement Agency, underground prostitution tends to flourish with graft being present.  

Let's take the money out of the crook's hand & tax all vices.  

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

*ba-hahahahaha* Nice photo - you can almost hear the, "Oooh, girl . . ."

btzp
btzp

In general, Cops let the power go to their heads which, inevitably leads to an abuse of power. 

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Shoulda just flashed the would be Johns twice.  Real quick like.

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

I wonder if someone can get arrested for calling out Robert Jeffress as a faux heterosexual. 

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Shouldn't it be interference with PUBIC duties?

Although, The more cops tied up with these types of patrols, the fewer available for shooting innocent citizens.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Fucking TexASS cops are fascist scum.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

Another fucking lawsuit we are going to lose and pay for because our stupid ass cops are too stupid to read THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

dingo
dingo

This guy has a right but not a duty to remain silent. LE needs to move the guy out of voice range of their subsequent undercover activities.


§ 38.15. INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES. (a) A person commits an offense if the person with criminal negligence interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with: (1) a peace officer while the peace officer is performing a duty or exercising authority imposed or granted by law;....

....(d) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the interruption, disruption, impediment, or interference alleged consisted of speech only.

ruddski
ruddski

Why four days in jail on a charge?

BagsMontana
BagsMontana

Arrested for the telling the truth.  Sounds about right.

-Bags Montana

beau2am
beau2am

@DeathBreath  Regulations?! -What are you a socialist?
-Regulations kill JOBS!

We don't need ANY more regulations!

James_the_P3
James_the_P3

@everlastingphelps 

If these judgments we have to keep paying for the malfeasance of our police department would come out of the police pension fund, then I bet you'd see a whole lot less police malfeasance.

DeathBreath
DeathBreath

@beau2am @DeathBreath

Regulations?  If you haven't noticed, there are Federal Laws in place specific to cannabis.  Tell me.  How would Federally-regulated banks deal with profits from the cannabis industry?  Technically, I don't see how this is different from money laundering.  


Regulations kill jobs?  I must admit, I was overwhelmed with the wisdom behind this statement.  Was this an original thought of yours? 

So, you're against regulations?  Well, tell me, do you believe that adults should have sex with little children?  Let's take it up a notch & say, babies.  Do you think this behavior should be regulated?  Do you believe the government should regulate abortion?  Or, would it be all right to take the child at 9 months of age?  

Let's eliminate regulations, for sure.  What about the surgeon that might do surgery on your loved one.  Do you believe they need to wash their hands before surgery?  Would you mind if a Neurosurgeon operated on you, provided this was needed, after dropping a hit of LSD-25?  Do you mind drug companies watering down cancer drugs?  

I have idea.  Why don't you move to Times Beach, Missouri.  I hear the property is pretty cheap.  Or, better yet.  I hear there are some very cheap lots near the Super Fund locations near Arcola, Texas.  

Yes, we should do away with all regulations.  When China wants to make a cheaper product, let's join in & celebrate by buying more Chinese products.  Who needs regulation?  Regulation kills jobs, right?  While we're at it, let's take elementary students & put them to work in the coal mines as an extracurricular activity.  

You should write a book!   

cawnlu
cawnlu

So officers who have done nothing wrong, as well as the ones who investigate and/or report police wrong-doing, should be punished by having their pension fund paying for lawsuits? Idiotic

ruddski
ruddski

Trial, conviction... Something's missing.

cawnlu
cawnlu

At least the loss is speard across millions of taxpayers instead of punishing the officers who we all hope will blow the whistle on corruption. Why would an officer want to bring attention to corruption if his/her own pension fund will suffer for it?  That type of system would breed even more cover-up and corruption.

eskra
eskra

@cawnluAs idiotic as taxpayers having to pay the lawsuits when police violate taxpayer's rights?

James_the_P3
James_the_P3

@ScottsMerkin@James_the_P3@everlastingphelps 

Fair point.  But in that case, perhaps they could just give people who have been the victims of police misconduct a condo rent-free for life.  That would fill up the Museum Tower, take care of the litigation, and get rid of that nasty housing segregation issue all at the same time.


Three birds with one stone!

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@holmantx  can you find a link? I'd like to read that, thanks.(no sarcasm)

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@ruddski Lew Sterrett, the jail house, has lost a lot people for weeks.  Big write up about in the daily.  I knew one guy who kept telling the jailers he wasn't supposed to be in there for weeks and they laughed.

Then it hit the papers.

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