Vice Squad cops ‘frightened of catching AIDS’

The gays are carrying on a treat over the cops raiding their Sydney haunts. But look at it from the eyes of Inspector Ernie (“the Good”) Shepherd and his Vice Squad boys – they don’t like the line of work much either. They’re frightened of catching AIDS! — ‘On the Inside’ column, Sydney Sun-Herald, 4 September 1983 (cartoon by Emeric).

(The raids referred to were on Club 80, an Oxford St sex club. Gay website Same Same has a story on the 30th anniversary of those raids).

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