Posting warning against inappropriate behavior (Photo by Americans for Truth)
A sex party in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district is maintaining its XXX-rated character – with full nudity and public sex acts – despite promises from police that they would not allow participants to violate the various indecent exposure laws that are on the books.
A report from Americans for Truth About Homosexuality documented this year’s results at the city’s Up Your Alley street fair just days ago.
The San Francisco homosexual newspaper Bay Area Reporter had documented about three months ago San Francisco police promises to restrict public sex acts. They warned organizers if they do not control participants, the future of the festivities would be in doubt.
According to the report the promise from police came after two people filed multiple complaints with the city’s Office of Citizen Complaints against more than a dozen officers assigned to the 2008 event.
One website called Zombietime previously published a series of disturbing, explicit photographs of the events on San Francisco’s streets.
Americans for Truth, run by Peter LaBarbera, also has documented the situations previously.
San Francisco street fair participant (Photo by Americans for Truth)
So this year, LaBarbera, accompanied by a volunteer, visited the “Up Your Alley” event.
“Men walked around in full frontal nudity and even engaged in oral sex acts on the streets of San Francisco at a sadomasochistic street fair here Sunday – belying reports that police and city authorities would crack down on public nudity and lewdness,” he reported.
A volunteer, “Ron,” with the St. Joseph’s Men Society, took pictures of the event, he said.
“Ron’s photos show that despite the reports that anti-nudity and -lewdness laws would be strictly enforced at this year’s Up Your Alley street fair, they were not,” LaBarbera’s report said.
According to the volunteer photographer, who has documented the last two Up Your Alley events, “Last year, police were patrolling the UYA street fair. I encountered several police that were walking past men masturbating and exposing themselves, many completely nude. I asked the police why they were not enforcing the law. One policeman stated they were there to protect the attendees, not to enforce the laws, and were passive for political reasons. Another said that as long as the fair attendees were inside the fair they could do whatever they wanted – yet at that time I could clearly see nudity from across the street.”
“This year, I did not see one policeman patrolling inside the fair. I did see several police talking amongst themselves at one entrance as though they were at a cocktail party. There was no attempt to patrol or enforce the laws against public nudity, sex and drug-use. One policeman told me that they were on ‘fixed posts.’ I did see one guy with a ‘Folsom Security’ vest wearing a skirt patrolling the area doing what the police were doing last year: nothing,” he said.
This happened even though posted signs said, “Lewd behavior is illegal and will be interrupted.”