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  • Nurse who photographed patient's genitals surrenders license

    03/30/2016 1:13:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNY Central ^ | March 29, 2016 | CNY Central
    FULTON, N.Y. -- A Fulton nurse convicted of taking a photo of an unconscious patient's penis with her iPhone last year surrendered her license, according to the New York State Education Department. Kristen Johnson was forced to give up her license as part of a plea deal where she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disseminating of unlawful surveillance photos. Her conviction came after a nine-month investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office into complaints from her Upstate University Hospital co-workers that she sent pictures of two patients via text message. She was originally charged with two counts of second-degree unlawful...
  • Park nudity leads to arrest

    11/20/2015 10:31:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    WHIO ^ | November 5, 2015 | Breaking News Staff
    RICHMOND, Ind. — A man who led police on a three-county chase in August is in jail again, this time on public nudity charges. David Simpson, 22, address at large, is in Wayne County Jail on a charge of public nudity after police say he was found running naked in Glen Miller Park in Richmond Wednesday night. In August, Simpson allegedly drove a stolen BMW from Indianapolis to Englewood at speeds of 110 miles per hour. Multiple law enforcement jurisdictions were engaged in a chase with the stolen vehicle. Simpson attempted to drive through a closed construction area on Interstate...
  • Obama administration asks Supreme Court to uphold FCC's indecency policy

    04/22/2011 4:14:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Friday, April 22, 2011 | Gautham Nagesh
    The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a court ruling that greatly diminished the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) ability to police the airwaves for indecency. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal filed a certiorari petition ahead of Thursday's deadline after previously filing for two extensions. The administration is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision that struck down the FCC's indecency policy last July. The court ruled that the FCC's policy against fleeting expletives on live television, instituted in 2004 after U2 frontman Bono used an expletive during the 2003 Golden Globes,...
  • AP WRITER SEES Hardcore Porn Sales in Baghdad to be "A Good Sign"-

    08/29/2010 2:30:01 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 20 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-29-10 | WebToday
    According to an Associated Press story (T. El-Tablawy, “Porn offers window into Iraq's chaotic politics”) released August 23, 2010, “ afoot in Iraq. Hundreds of porn DVDs are stacked elbow deep...on a table...on a downtown sidewalk.” The story continues: “Its reemergence...reflects how security has improved but also how the fragile government is busy with more pressing issues than spicy videos.” The story also observes that “with the Western troops and their supporting army of foreign security contractors came the porn once strictly forbidden under Saddam's regime” and that the titles of many videos now available, “along the lines of ‘The...
  • Court Strikes Down FCC's Indecency Policy

    07/13/2010 2:48:19 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 07/13/2010 | AMY SCHATZ
    WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court struck down the Federal Communications Commission's indecency policy Tuesday, saying the agency's efforts to restrict the use of vulgar language on air were "unconstitutionally vague." The decision was a major win for Fox Television, NBC Universal and other broadcasters who have complained that an FCC crackdown on fleeting obscenities was unfair and violated their First Amendment rights.
  • Year 1 boys in sex attacks at Brisbane school

    09/20/2009 7:05:29 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 24 replies · 2,106+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | September 21, 2009 | Tanya Chilcott and Margaret Wenham
    SHOCKING sex assault allegations against year 1 and 2 boys have caused worried parents to pull children out of a Brisbane primary school. At least three year 1 and 2 boys are alleged to have sexually assaulted their classmates in separate incidents at the school on the city's northern outskirts since June. One girl was pulled out of the school after she was allegedly assaulted, with another year 1 student, by two boys in the school toilets on June 16. The girls' underwear was removed by the year 1 boys, who then allegedly performed sex acts on the girls. Police...
  • Second look at Janet Jackson 'wardrobe malfunction' case will confirm indecency

    06/11/2009 6:06:59 AM PDT · by steve-b · 25 replies · 1,300+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | 6/11/09 | Debra Timberlake
    This month the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to take a second look at its ruling finding that Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl peep show wasn’t indecent and didn’t merit the $550,000 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fine that was levied against CBS. The High Court move followed on the heels of its first broadcast decency ruling in 30 years when on April 28 it ruled that so-called “fleeting” violations of the broadcast decency law can be considered indecent and result in fines for broadcasters. In the case at issue, Fox fought tooth and nail against the...
  • Senator Says Right-Wing Radio Worse than Pornography

    11/17/2008 3:47:17 PM PST · by John Semmens · 46 replies · 1,191+ views
    An opening salvo in the upcoming bid to silence talk radio criticism of left-wing government programs and officials was fired by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Citing regulations that penalize lewd language, Schumer suggested that the “rude” language of commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity merited similar government oversight and control. “The lewd language of pornography disrespects the body, but the rude language of Limbaugh, Hannity and their ilk disrespects the mind,” Schumer contended. “Limbaugh alone pollutes the thoughts of 20 million listeners a day. If the government can crackdown on the purveyors of pornographic filth it has to have...
  • Skirt-Wearing Man Intends to Fight Indecency Ordinance

    04/08/2008 4:51:54 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 418+ views ^ | 04/08/08 | Tyana Williams, WAFB 9NEWS
    As of last month, the town of Clinton has a pull up your pants rule. Wearing saggy pants can now get you a fine. However, one Clinton man says the indecent exposure ordinance should not apply to him because he has a medical condition. On a day when his mower is giving him grief, business is kind of slow for Jay Herrod. It's not what he does that's the problem. "He cuts the yard in a hurry, does a good job. I don't have any problems. That's what I was interested in. Don't pay attention to what he wears," says...
  • Speaker Pelosi Determines "Christianity Has Not Been Harmed" by S&M Last Supper Mockery

    09/28/2007 3:08:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies · 172+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/28/07 | John-Henry Westen
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2007 ( - Following the discovery of an ad for a sadomasochistic street parade in San Francisco which mocked the Last Supper replacing Christ and His Apostles with leather-clad (and unclad) homosexuals, Concerned Women for America (CWA) and other groups called on California legislators to denounce the anti-Christianity.  Rather than denounce the ad, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has derisively dismissed any concerns. Drew Hammill, Pelosi's press secretary, responded to media questions on the offensive ad saying, "As a Catholic, the speaker is confident that Christianity has not been harmed." The offensive ad was put together by...
  • Ontario Politics: Neither Conservative Leader Tory nor NDP Leader Object to Gay Sex in Public

    09/22/2007 12:00:39 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 236+ views ^ | September 17, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Ontario Politics: Neither Conservative Leader Tory nor NDP Leader Object to Gay Sex in Public By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, September 17, 2007 ( - Xtra, a Canadian homosexual newspaper has published interviews with political party leaders from the province of Ontario.  While Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty refused to answer questions but sent in a written statement, both Conservative Leader John Tory and NDP Leader Howard Hampton consented to an interview. During the interview, the paper asked about homosexual sex in a public park, and neither Tory nor Hampton took issue with the suggestion. In the interviews published September 6,...
  • Toronto Police Slough Off Gay Pride-Related Criminality

    09/13/2007 4:44:14 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 594+ views ^ | September 11, 2007 | Tony Gosgnach
    Toronto Police Slough Off Gay Pride-Related Criminality By Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, September 11, 2007 ( - In response to media reports of apparently criminal moral and sexual excesses associated with this year’s “gay pride” events in Toronto this past summer – and what seemed to be a police conflict-of-interest with respect to them – the Life Ethics Information Centre wrote seeking clarification to the mayor of Toronto, David Miller, Police Chief William Blair and the chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, Alok Mukherjee. In its letter, the LEIC began by referring to a “Pride Week Reception” that the Toronto...
  • Couldn't Believe My Eyes (Local Wal-Mart turned blind eye to in-store indecent exposure)

    08/24/2007 10:17:50 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 145 replies · 4,609+ views
    8-25-2007 | RightFighter
    I was walking through Wal-Mart this evening with my 9-year old son picking up some groceries. When we were all done, we went to the magazine section just prior to checking out. While I was standing there, I saw a young man of about 25-30 years old walking toward the register next to the magazines. Something struck me as odd, and I finally realized that it was his pants - they were down around his mid-thigh, so that his boxer shorts were fully exposed. The next thing I noticed, and I will forever rue the day that I saw this,...
  • US Senate Panel Approves TV Indecency Act

    07/20/2007 1:09:09 PM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 15 replies · 555+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/20/2007
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday voted to approve two bills that would potentially give the Federal Communications Commission greater authority. One bill would empower the FCC to take enforcement action against broadcasters who aired a single expletive, greatly expanding the agency's authority in this area. Currently, the FCC policy is to not action against single or fleeting utterances of expletives on air, as long as those expletives aren't used in a sexually explicit manner. The bill, if adopted, would go some way to granting FCC Chairman Kevin Martin the powers he has long sought to take...
  • 90-Year-Old Man Busted For Public Indecency

    07/19/2007 10:29:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 1,100+ views staff ^ | July 19, 2007
    (CINCINNATI) -- A 90-year-old man has been arrested for public indecency at a local park. Leonard G. Dickman, of West Harrison, Ind. was arrested Tuesday afternoon at Mount Airy Forest. According to the arrest report, Dickman was arrested while sitting in his red Kia Rio and exposed his private parts by raising the leg of his shorts. Dickman is also accused of touching an undercover officer.
  • Congress seeks last word on broadcast obscenity

    07/19/2007 8:34:42 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 15 replies · 581+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/19/2007 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON — The battle over dirty words shifts back to Congress today. A Senate committee is expected to support legislation that would authorize regulators to enforce a nearly zero-tolerance policy on the broadcast of certain expletives that was struck down last month.
  • Court throws out indecency ruling by regulators

    06/04/2007 1:11:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | June 4, 2007
    Excerpt - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday overruled regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards, a major victory for TV networks. The Federal Communications Commission had ruled in March 2006 that News Corp.'s Fox television network had violated decency regulations when singer Cher and actress Nicole Richie blurted out profanities during the 2002 and 2003 Billboard Music Awards' shows. However, no fines were issued. ~ snip ~
  • The Seven Words That You Can Say On TV

    12/19/2006 4:35:11 AM PST · by theothercheek · 10 replies · 636+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | December 18, 2006 | The Stiletto
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York granted a request from C-SPAN to televise oral arguments in a TV industry challenge to the FCC's ruling in March that Fox’s broadcast of the Billboard Awards, in which Cher and Nicole Richie uttered the profanities “f**k” and “sh**,” was indecent by contemporary community standards. “No cable or broadcast news operation has yet asked C-SPAN for a pool feed of the December 20th arguments,” reports Broadcasting & Cable. “[L]ook for the cable news nets and perhaps even the broadcasters, all of the latter have a dog in the...
  • FCC says indecent language okay during TV news programs

    11/07/2006 12:19:23 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 1,258+ views ^ | November 6, 2006
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2006 FCC ISSUES ORDER ON REMAND ADDRESSING EARLIER BROADCAST TELEVISION INDECENCY DECISIONS Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released an Order addressing several television indecency decisions that were remanded to the Commission by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As part of its March 15, 2006 Omnibus Indecency Order, the FCC originally found that the broadcasts of “The 2003 Billboard Music Awards,” “The Early Show,” “The 2002 Billboard Music Awards,” and several episodes of “NYPD Blue” were apparently indecent and profane. Penalties were not proposed, however, because...
  • "George W. Bush and the Curse Heard 'Round The World"

    08/03/2006 11:19:13 AM PDT · by Paul678 · 52 replies · 1,268+ views
    National Ledger ^ | August 2, 2006 | Jim Dyke
    George W. Bush and the Curse Heard ‘Round the World By Jim Dyke The National Ledger August 2, 2006 Is license to curse on live television a presidential perk? If George Bush were a NASCAR driver or an NFL quarterback, his use of the s-word might have triggered a six digit fine from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC commissioners aren’t making a fuss over their boss’s on-air swear at the G-8 summit, but the incident brings some clarity to the indecency debate. It demonstrates that live broadcasts cannot always be appropriate for most children if they are also appropriate...