Skip to comments.Judge: Man who stripped nude at airport not guilty
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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That could have turned out very differently for him. I would hope people don’t think this is an acceptable way to protest.
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.
Purposeful political nudity in this case with the TSA makes sense.
“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?
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.
It’s weird, it’s crazy, but I like it.
Have you heard of the Femen?
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
you are so predictable. RME ; )
Why don't you just whisper "be afraid, cringe, crawl, tremble, weep" and be done with it?
:: spit ::
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.