The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 10 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. Calgary's gay community is outraged over a police raid that has shut down the Calgary gay bathhouse reviews only gay bathhouse, saying the episode raises painful memories of times when police habitually raided homosexual haunts. Fifteen men were charged late last week after Calgary Christian singles naples Drummondville searched Goliath's, a bar and spa operation on the outskirts of downtown.
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The Texas Lounge continues to operate, but Bright house networks Granby bathhouse will remain closed until the police investigation is finished. The charges also seem to be unusual even within Calgary: Mr. Purdy said Goliath's, in business in one form or another for more than three decades, had never been raided.
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Calgary police said they have laid bawdy house charges against other businesses, but all examples publicly available included charges related to prostitution.
There are no allegations of prostitution at Goliath's -- indeed, one staff member said the spa had a policy of ejecting anyone who offered to buy, or pay for, sex. Police spokesman Robert Palmer said the basis of the charges is Goliath's practice of handing out a towel and a condom to patrons who rent a room. Palmer said police launched a two-month investigation of Goliath's only after receiving a complaint about activity.
He said the only concern was whether the Criminal Code had been violated. Other police forces take a much different view of gay bathhouses, saying they are more concerned with the sex trade on the street than any sexual activity Escort Longueuil cheap closed Married dating in White Rock. Bellmore said his police force would act on any complaint it received about a bathhouse, but questioned Calgary gay bathhouse reviews might make one.
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A spokesman for Vancouver police said there had been no complaints about, nor charges laid against, city bathhouses in the last five years. In Toronto -- where bathhouse raids two decades ago still rankle Mei massage Vancouver police are now inclined to leave the spas alone, seeming to accept that technically illicit sexual activity may be occurring, on the grounds that they are private affairs.
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Calgary police are stressing their efforts to forge good relations with the gay community, including a dedicated liaison officer and a 8 minute speed dating in Maple Ridge program. But Mr. Purdy said the raid has set relations back decades and unearthed ugly memories of a time when gays were targeted by cops.
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