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Columbus Park


Category: Cruisy park, toilet Directions: North of Taylor St., across the street from the larger Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. Both are west of the 87 Fwy. at Taylor St., Exit 7.
Submitted: Jul 28 2016 by infopop (Edited 08/11/16)
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Address: between Asbury Street and West Taylor Street
City: San Jose
State: California
ZIP/Postal Code: 95110
Country: United States of America

The toilet by the baseball field has been long known for nighttime cruising. There have been many sting operations and arrests here, but whether these will continue is unclear. See comments.
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Posted Jul 28 2016:
Misdemeanor charges against four men as part of the 17-month sting operation at a toilet in Columbus Park, across Taylor Street from the Guadalupe River Park, were dismissed Friday, June 17 as "selective discriminatory enforcement in violation of the suspects' equal protection rights."

This follows the recent Long Beach case where similar charges from a sting operation were disallowed by a California court.

See San Jose: Judge dismisses lewd conduct charges against gay men

I had posted this at the Listing for the adjacent Guadalupe River Park and Gardens in June.

The latest development from July is the planned filing of a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the nineteen men whose cases were dismissed, once the record of the arrests are expunged.

San Jose Inside provides a detailed account of the "honey-trap" arrests and what has followed: San Jose Police Honey-Trap Gay Men, Sparking Civil Rights Fight.



Edited on 08/12/16
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The toilet by the baseball field has been long known for nighttime cruising. There have been many sting operations and arrests here, but whether these will continue is unclear. See comments.
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