EXCLUSIVE: Cops say Mr. Black raid was inevitable
Most of us probably go and get wild at a variety of gay venues on a pretty regular basis, but what you don't know is that the person who appears to be partying beside you might be an undercover cop. And they might be watching you.
An NYPD spokesperson told gaysocialites.blog exclusively that the club Mr. Black made it simple for a drug raid to occur under their roof Saturday morning by not doing anything about the blantant sale and use of drugs under their roof.
As a result, 17 staff members were arrested on Friday night for " criminal nuisance." That basically means that the staff at Mr. Black knew patrons were using and selling drugs in public, but they didn't do anything to stop it.
gaysocialites.blog can exclusively report that even though those 17 staff members were arrested and charged by police, the New York District Attorney's office has decided not to charge them with the crime. In other words, they are VERY lucky!
Cops tell us they visited the club on three different occasions and witnessed drugs being consumed and dealt in open public. Undercover cops were even able to buy drugs from three different people on the first night when they originally scoped the club out.
From what we're told, the staff and management at Mr. Black did nothing to stop it. An NYPD spokesperson tells us that cops witnessed Mr. Black's staff members watching patrons buying, selling and doing drugs right in front of an undercover police officer.
After two visits to the club, cops observed the open use of drugs and obtained a warrant to shut the gay dance club down. On Friday night, cops said they once again witnessed a lot of drugs changing hands; so they carried out 32 arrests. Three people were arrested for selling drugs, 15 for possession and the 17 staff members were taken in for criminal nuisance.
From what officers tell us, Mr. Black virtually had a target stamped right on their door. Police also tell us this wasn't the first time they had been called to the location to investigate various disturbances.
A police spokesperson said cops have been assaulted at the club multiple times in the past when called to break up a disturbance. In one incident, a bouncer who worked for Mr. Black was also arrested after he and three friends robbed a nearby bakery at gun point.
Cops also pointed out that they were tipped off about the blantant drug use and harboring of drug dealers at Mr. Black by complaints from patrons.
So watch out, because you never know who might be watching you!
Mr. Blacks has been closed indefinitely and it is unlikely that the court will grant an emergency order to reopen the doors.
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