Undressing in public will likely no longer go unpunished in San Francisco, as the Board of Supervisors voted by the barest of margins Tuesday to ban public nudity. Derided by nudity defenders as an attack on personal expression and supported by others who've had enough of seeing those who let it all hang out, the legislation bans genital exposure on all city sidewalks, plazas, parklets, streets and public transit.Read more »
The Indiana State Excise Police issued 347 citations during the weekend at three Indiana colleges as part of its Intensified College Enforcement program.Read more »
On his previous releases from prison, officers re-arrested him within 60 seconds, but not this time. Mr Gough welcomed the new police response: "My opinion is that the police have thought 'the guy's not going to give up so let's have a think about it'." Chief Insp Andy McCann said: "We have been working closely with our partners in law enforcement and the individual concerned in an effort to resolve this impasse. We hope that by exercising some discretion we can find a more satisfactory conclusion for all concerned."Read more »
The right to bare all in San Francisco might soon come with some restrictions under proposed legislation. Supervisor Scott Wiener (not a joke) introduced legislation requiring those going nude to cover public seating before sitting down and put on clothes before entering restaurants. He said it would ensure that public health standards are maintained by requiring nudists to put a towel or other item between their body and a public seat.Read more »
That was the headline at least, in the New York Times. Then I read further. Apparently about 12,000 women per year (Per YEAR!!! On average!) get arrested for breastfeeding in public in the United States. Another 30,000 women per year get arrested for being "topless" under various "indecency" laws across many states in the US.Read more »
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