Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thanks for sharing. What the police men did to you is horrible and infuriating. Before i share my input, allow me to quote two of my wisest friends from this blog.
Here's one from david:
"picking up street hustlers is risky in any country. they are a health risk as well as a safety risk. and since you reside in an area where police bribes and shakedowns are a reality, you need to use a little common sense.
if you choose to pay for sex, and that's okay, you should use a reputable escort service or a massage parlor with a trusted mama-san. it might cost a little more so using them might mean fewer and far between but the extra cost far outweighs the risks of being the victim of a shakedown or even worse."
And another one from "line of flight":
"the only way that this kind of thing is going to stop, is if people get over their internal homophobia and irrational shame about who they are and report these things to the proper authorities, ombudsman, CHR, etc.,. otherwise, the victim is complicit in his own victimization"
Now, here's my take on your experience. If i found myself in this situation, the police men can never threaten me of media exposure. The whole world knows how gay i am so there is no story for their "media cohorts" to feast on.
Second they cannot accuse me of hiring a prostitute. How can they prove that i have paid money for a service that has never been delivered?
The only way to stop these abuses is for victims to come out and file cases against these police men just like what a few college girls did last year which caused the suspension of several QC police men.