Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 09:55:08 -0700 (PDT)

Freelance Writer Wins Police Sting Case

Irvine -- Returning to live interviews, this evening's edition of Subversity features an interview with Bruce Mirken, a freelance writer who was caught in a police sting operation. Mirken, a writer for a variety of alternative gay papers, managed to win his case involving a "gay teen" who turn out to be an undercover cop. Mirken will be interviewed this evening from 5-6 on Subversity, on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County, Calif., web-casting live at

Mirken is a contributing writer for the San Francisco Bay Times, among other papers. Mirken, with a strong record of writing about the travails of gay youth, set out in June 1998 to interview a gay boy at a park in Sacramento, but it turned out the "13-year-old kid" with whom he had chatted on AOL was an overaged undercover cop. Mirken had been set up by the cops, who had steered the conversation on AOL toward sex, even though Mirken had not brought it up. On July 7 this year, during Mirken's trial, a judge threw out the case and Mirken became a free man again.

Mirken will be interviewed by Dan Tsang, host of Subversity. In addition to writing for the gay press, the OC Register has published an op ed piece of his on marijuana decriminalization.

To chat with Mirken, call (949) 824-5824 during the show or send e-mail to:

Upcoming this weekend, on September 11, 1999, is MUMIA 911, the National Day of Art to Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal, around the country including southern California. For more information, check out the Web page at: Check out the events in L.A.

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