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Judge: Man who stripped nude at airport not guilty
Associated Press ^ | July 18, 2012 | NIGEL DUARA

Posted on 07/18/2012 5:57:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man who stripped nude at Portland's airport security to protest what he saw as invasive measures was found not guilty of indecent exposure.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge David Rees ruled Wednesday that John Brennan's act was one of protest and therefore, protected speech.

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1 posted on 07/18/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That could have turned out very differently for him. I would hope people don’t think this is an acceptable way to protest.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 6:09:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Why not? It might produce theresults we haven’t been able to achieve by writing letter or scowling aggreably to each other in like-minded web forums.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 6:13:06 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now,!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Purposeful political nudity in this case with the TSA makes sense.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I was aware of the irony of removing my clothes to protect my privacy,”

Ergo, I presume before long we will be hearing of child rapists using the “irony defense” to protect children?


5 posted on 07/18/2012 6:25:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: F15Eagle
I would hope people don’t think this is an acceptable way to protest.

There already are many, many immature people who strip for political protests, such as PETA. (but realistically,it is because they are exhibitionists who want an excuse). I don't like those people at all, but this guy is ok with me.

6 posted on 07/18/2012 6:31:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s weird, it’s crazy, but I like it.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 6:43:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

insufficient evidence......

poor guy...


8 posted on 07/18/2012 7:10:36 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Have you heard of the Femen?


9 posted on 07/18/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: G Larry; xsmommy

There was a young law student named Rex
who had very small organs of sex.
When charged with exposure
he said with composure
de minimis non curat lex


10 posted on 07/18/2012 7:20:46 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

you are so predictable. RME ; )


11 posted on 07/19/2012 1:34:20 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: F15Eagle
That could have turned out very differently for him. I would hope people don’t think this is an acceptable way to protest.

Why don't you just whisper "be afraid, cringe, crawl, tremble, weep" and be done with it?

:: spit ::

12 posted on 07/19/2012 1:54:33 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

If you can’t think through it and figure out what would most likely happen if you stripped nude in public, then you need to spit on yourself.


13 posted on 07/19/2012 2:01:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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