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  • State House Rep. Arrested (in Florida for soliciting a male officer)

    07/12/2007 7:31:31 AM PDT · by DemEater · 31 replies · 1,565+ views
    Fox News Orlando ^ | 7/11/07 | Fox News Orlando
    Titusville police say they have arrested Florida State Rep. Robert "Bob" Allen, of Merrit Island, on second degree misdemeanor charges for soliciation for prostiution. Officers say they noticed Allen acting suspicious as he went in and out of the men's restroom 3 times. Minutes later, he solicited an undercover male officer inside the restroom, offering to perform oral sex for $20. Officers realized he was a public figure after the arrest. Allen, a Republican, represents District 32 of the State House of Representatives.
  • 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,...
  • Vermont: Ending a Ban on Public Nudity

    08/24/2007 5:38:27 PM PDT · by firebrand · 38 replies · 1,135+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2007 | AP
    A month after passing a temporary ban on public nudity, the Brattleboro Selectboard voted 3 to 2 on Tuesday to reject a proposed ordinance that would have made the ban permanent. When the temporary ordinance expires next month, public nudity will no longer be illegal. It is all about tolerance, one board member said. "We in this country are going down a slippery slope these days," said Dora Bouboulis, nothing a national paper recently published an article about the ordinance under the headline "Tolerant town gets intolerant."
  • Engaged man and another woman arrested for sex act in public

    07/28/2007 8:35:56 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 80 replies · 3,432+ views ^ | 07/28/07 | Brittany Lawonn
    FARGO, N.D. - A Moorhead man scheduled to be married today was arrested early Friday morning for having sex in a public place while wearing a kilt, and with a woman other than his fiancée. Nathan Ross Blair, 24, and Chandra Schaefer, 20, were arrested after police received two reports within 90 seconds about 3:15 a.m. that a man in a black kilt was exposing himself and then seen having sex with a woman on a car in the 1000 block of North University Drive, according to police dispatch logs. According to Cass County District Court documents: Police found Blair...
  • Fla. State Representative Accused Of Soliciting Sex In Men's Room [Pubbie Bob ALLEN - Major BARF]

    07/12/2007 6:46:58 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 68 replies · 3,864+ views ^ | 7/12/2007 | Local6
    Fla. State Representative Accused Of Soliciting Sex In Men's RoomPolice: Allen Offered To Perform Act For $20TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Florida state Rep. Robert "Bob" Allen, R-Merritt Island, was arrested Wednesday and charged with soliciting an undercover male officer for sex at a park in Central Florida, according to police. Investigators said Allen was acting suspicious and went in and out of the men's restroom at Veteran's Memorial Park, located on East Broad Street. Minutes later, authorities said, Allen solicited the male officer inside the restroom, offering to perform oral sex for $20.Click here to find out more! Allen was then...
  • Just avoid that part of the park,” homosexuals suggest

    07/03/2007 3:20:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies · 1,605+ views
    uly 8 has been designated “Pride Night” at Petco Park, where San Diego “Gay Pride” supporters can attend the Padres’ baseball game at a discounted price, be given group recognition on the signboard, and hear the Gay Men's Chorus sing the National Anthem. El Cajon-based Set Free Ministries, a 25-year-old ministry "dedicated to reaching out to the homeless, the addicted, the afflicted, the lost and the hopeless," has announced plans to protest the event by distributing fliers to families entering Petco Park spelling out their objection to so-called "gay pride." Pride Night coincides with a promotion where kids 14 and...
  • Town Opts To Leave Naked Teens Alone (Vermont)

    09/06/2006 8:24:14 AM PDT · by Cagey · 30 replies · 2,794+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 9-6-2006
    Board Decides To Take No Action On Anti-Nudity OrdinanceBRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Town officials in Brattleboro said the solution to what some see as the problem of people hanging around naked downtown may be just around the corner. It's called cold weather. But the Select Board has decided to take no action for now on a proposed anti-nudity ordinance. That means that until temperatures turn nippy, those who object to nakedness downtown may just have to grin and bare it. Select Board Chairman Steve Steidle said when things heat up again next spring, the town may take another look at the...

    08/23/2006 7:23:15 AM PDT · by Hemingway's Ghost · 32 replies · 1,201+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 23 August 2006 | Brian MacQuarrie
    BRATTLEBORO -- Here on the banks of the Connecticut River, in the busiest parking area of a downtown peppered with bookstores and coffee shops, more is meeting the eye than some people want. A politely rebellious collection of teenagers passing time in the Harmony Parking Lot this summer has taken to disrobing. Seemingly on a whim, they shed clothes and soak up the sun, nude. What began as a lark or an ode to youthful exuberance has now turned into a municipal quandary, because public nudity is permissible in Brattleboro. In the words of Town Manager Jerry Remillard, if you're...
  • Man arrested after jumping into river (not the Rio Grande of course)

    04/12/2006 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 14 replies · 364+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 4/12/06 | Mikey_1962
    FARGO, N.D. - Police here arrested a 34-year-old man after he jumped into the Red River and later stood naked on a bridge. Raymond Vern Jones, no permanent address, was cited for disorderly conduct, said Sgt. Joel Vettel. Jones was extremely intoxicated and said he was trying to retrieve a fishing lure, Vettel said. He removed his clothes after he climbed out of the river. "The river is so high and moving so fast, it could have been tragic pretty quick," Vettel said. Another man, Kevin Michael Swenson, 51, no permanent address, was arrested for public consumption of alcohol, police...
  • Mooning deemed 'disgusting' but legal in Maryland (A Great Day for Civil Liberties)

    01/05/2006 6:36:22 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 3 replies · 479+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/5/06 | Mikey_1962
    WASHINGTON - Acquitting a Germantown man who exposed his buttocks during an argument with a neighbor, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday that mooning, while distasteful, is not illegal in Maryland. "If exposure of half of the buttock constituted indecent exposure, any woman wearing a thong at the beach at Ocean City would be guilty," Judge John W. Debelius III said after the bench trial, reversing the ruling of a District Court judge. Debelius made clear his disdain for the defendant, calling the alleged act "disgusting" and "demeaning." The outcome could have been different, he suggested, if the...
  • Man [Raymond Hugh McNealy] Who 'Mooned' Neighbor Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

    01/04/2006 11:30:23 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 52 replies · 1,711+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | January 04, 2006 | The Associated Press.
    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - It's considered disgusting in most quarters, but a Montgomery County (website - news) appellate judge has ruled that "mooning" someone isn't illegal. The defendant, 44-year-old Raymond McNealy of Germantown, was charged with indecent exposure after exposing part of his buttocks to his neighbor and her eight-year-old daughter following an argument. A lower court found McNealy guilty. He faced up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but he appealed. Circuit Court judge John Debelius ruled Tuesday that McNealy didn't commit a crime. He said if what McNealy did was indecent exposure, then "any woman...
  • Mooning deemed 'disgusting' but legal in Md.

    01/04/2006 6:49:01 AM PST · by Cagey · 56 replies · 1,247+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1-4-2006 | Ernesto Londoo
    WASHINGTON - Acquitting a Germantown man who exposed his buttocks during an argument with a neighbor, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday that mooning, while distasteful, is not illegal in Maryland. "If exposure of half of the buttock constituted indecent exposure, any woman wearing a thong at the beach at Ocean City would be guilty," Judge John W. Debelius III said after the bench trial, reversing the ruling of a District Court judge. Debelius made clear his disdain for the defendant, calling the alleged act "disgusting" and "demeaning." The outcome could have been different, he suggested, if the...
  • Rep. Wright resigning as part of obscenity charge plea

    12/29/2005 6:39:57 PM PST · by CajunConservative · 61 replies · 2,853+ views ^ | 12/29/2005, 6:04 p.m. | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — State Rep. Tommy Wright agreed to resign his seat as part of a plea agreement reached Thursday involving charges Wright and another man were caught in a lewd act in a public bath room. Wright's resignation is effective Jan. 3, according to a statement from Rapides Parish District Attorney Jim Downs' Office. Wright was accused of two counts of obscenity in connection with an incident in December of last year, when a park ranger at Buhlow Lake said Wright and Charles Locker II, of Deville, were caught in a compromising position in a park bath room.
  • Buck Naked (Hawaii SC case)

    12/03/2005 3:26:36 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 2,845+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 13 November 2005 | Dr. George R. Harker
    Is it legal to be nude on a beach in Hawaii? A ruling by the Supreme Court of Hawaii suggest that indeed it just may be, or at the very least it is not, "indecent exposure" under the Hawaii Revised Statutes. On October 18, 1998, six men were arrested for being nude on Polo beach at Makaleha Beach Park. A beach popular on Oahu as a nude beach. All were charged and convicted of violating HRS 707-734 renamed Indecent exposure and redefined in 1993. HRS 707-734 Indecent exposure. (1) A person commits the offense of indecent exposure if, the person...
  • The Last Taboo

    11/06/2005 6:45:52 PM PST · by Venator · 13 replies · 728+ views
    New York Times -- Sunday Art Section ^ | 11-6-05 | Never Yet Melted
    Performance artist Marina Abramovic really wanted to present, during a week of appearing at the New York Guggenheim Museum, her most radical work, called “Rhythm 0.” Performed only once in Naples in 1974, its premise was terrifyingly simple: She agreed to stand in a gallery for six hours while anyone who came in could choose any of 72 objects around her - including knives, scissors, a needle, a loaded gun - and do anything they wanted to her with the objects. It was her only work in which she essentially ceded control over her body, and over the pain to...
  • Lakeland Inn Will Allow Nude Sunbathing

    11/03/2005 6:11:21 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 54 replies · 1,596+ views
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | November 3, 2005 | Mary Toothman and Diane Lacey Allen
    Lakeland Inn Will Allow Nude Sunbathing By Mary Toothman and Diane Lacey Allen The Ledger LAKELAND -- A Lakeland man plans to open a bed and breakfast that will include a clothing-optional swimming area and provide a gay-friendly environment. The Swan Park Inn will be located at 118 E. Park St. in the South Lake Morton historic district. The house is now being restored by 54-year-old Charlie Boyd, who is on a leave of absence from his 30-year job as a psychologist for the Polk County school system. Asked if he is concerned about community reaction to his plans for...
  • Man gets 10 years for nudity in view of school buses (Virginia)

    08/24/2005 9:56:10 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 23 replies · 428+ views
    Norfolk Virginian-Pilot ^ | Aug. 24, 2005 | Unattributed
    PORTSMOUTH — A man who lived near Park View Elementary School will spend 10 years behind bars for standing naked in his doorway while school buses rode past him. Leroy Felton Jr. of the 1400 block of Leckie St. was arrested last year after the bus driver and parents bringing children to school called police. Felton, 38 , was convicted of three counts of indecent liberties, all felonies, in June , and on Monday in Circuit Court he was sentenced to 30 years, with 20 suspended, according to court records. He had pleaded not guilty. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Roxie O....
  • Women's nude awakening

    08/15/2005 6:19:14 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 52 replies · 4,107+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/15/05 | BY JIMMY VIELKIND and ROBERT F. MOORE
    Oglers surround protesters Topless women on skates, bikes and foot drew a surging crowd of grateful gawkers in Columbus Circle yesterday when they doffed their shirts to affirm the right to bare a lot more than arms. The 10 or so women gathered and showed nearly all to protest the arrest of Jill (Phoenix) Feeley, who said she was taken into custody this month after going half naked on the lower East Side. But Feeley and friends soon found out that taking such a revealing stance in New York can be risky. "It got hot, then it got rainy," said...
  • Probe of sex in county park snares 27 men

    07/15/2005 4:44:34 PM PDT · by Dane · 45 replies · 1,883+ views
    Pittsburgh Post=Gazette ^ | 7/13/05 | Dan Gigler
    Probe of sex in county park snares 27 men Settler's Cabin target of Allegheny County crackdown Wednesday, July 13, 2005 By Dan Gigler, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette An investigation by Allegheny County police resulted in the arrests of 27 men who used a Web site to solicit anonymous sex in a county park. County police Inspector David Walsh detailed the investigation, which began after complaints in late March and early April by joggers and walkers who were approached and in some cases harassed by men making "lewd suggestions" and seeking sexual encounters with other men at Settler's Cabin Park in Oakdale. Walsh...
  • SF:Baring their anti-war feelings Fighting in Iraq is indecent, not their nakedness, they say

    07/06/2005 5:43:28 AM PDT · by Alia · 27 replies · 1,628+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 07-01-05 | Meredith May
    A dozen anti-war activists from Mendocino County took their tops off at high noon in San Francisco's Union Square shopping district Thursday, using what they said was their best weapon to get the public's attention. ... Members of the Breasts Not Bombs contingent, which included seven women, three men and two young girls, said the war in Iraq is indecent, not their nakedness. After more than two years of opposition to the war, protesters are having a hard time grabbing headlines, said Sheba Love, size 40D...."Hey! Explain this to me!" said an agog visitor from Florida, approaching San Francisco police...
  • Baby Burners (Parents bringing the kids to Burning Man desert bacchanal)

    08/30/2004 9:56:25 PM PDT · by MikalM · 13 replies · 1,632+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/30/04 | Janine DeFeo
    Burning Man, infamous for its drug-fueled debauchery in the wind- whipped Nevada desert, may seem like the last place to haul the kids for a family vacation. But the annual experiment in radical self-expression, communal living and massive interactive art is becoming something of a counterculture Disneyland as increasing numbers of Burners from the Bay Area and beyond are bringing their young ones to Black Rock City. To the uninitiated, a dry lakebed in the middle of nowhere -- plagued by dust storms and extreme temperatures and inhabited by no small number of naked people -- sounds like no place...
  • Nude and rude - Get used to it!

    08/27/2004 1:19:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 1,663+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/27/04 | DAVID EPSTEIN,MAKI BECKER
    The madness has begun: Naked activists, Bush-bashing rappellers and drum-thumping, tie-dye-wearing marchers unleashed a torrent of wacky and daring civil disobedience yesterday. The displays certainly gave New Yorkers an eyeful - and a little taste of the chaos to come next week during the Republican National Convention. AIDS activists had New Yorkers dropping their jaws when they dropped their trousers and everything else on Eighth Ave., across from the heavily guarded Madison Square Garden just after noon. "We're telling the naked truth," said a nude Sharonann Lynch, 35, of Greenwich Village, one of 11 ACT UP protesters who took part...
  • American Association for Nude Recreation Cancels Summer Youth Camp

    07/19/2004 5:36:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 1,429+ views
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | July 16, 2004
    The American Association for Nude Recreation's Eastern Region announced today that it is canceling the youth leadership summer camp that was scheduled to take place next week at White Tail Park in Ivor, Virginia. According to AANR East President and White Tail Park owner Robert Roche, a federal court's ruling yesterday would place an undue burden on too many parents who had planned to send their children for a week of wholesome, well supervised instruction and activities. On July 1, a new Virginia law became effective that prohibits parents from sending their children to any summer camp where their child...
  • Topless protesters march against bullfighting

    07/05/2004 7:17:05 PM PDT · by missyme · 238 replies · 6,119+ views
    CNN ^ | July 5th, 2004
    <p>MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Several hundred animal rights activists -- some in their underwear, others topless -- marched through the streets of Pamplona Monday to condemn bullfighting on the eve of the Spanish city's wildly popular running of the bulls.</p>

    06/30/2004 6:31:33 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 59 replies · 38,875+ views
    The ACLU is now suing for the right to allow people to operate nude camps for teens. The group filed a motion in Richmand, Virginia to invalidate a state ban on such camps. The state had imposed the ban because White Tail Park had attempted to operate a camp last year for kids aged 11-18. The ACLU is attempting to make the argument that lawmakers over reached and over reacted to the camp by passing such a ban. The ACLU is also arguing that such a ban "interferes" with the "right" of a family to raise and nurture their children....
  • ACLU Challenges Ban on Nude Teen Camps

    06/30/2004 5:47:36 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 230 replies · 4,208+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | June 29, 2004 | BOB LEWIS
    A lawsuit filed Tuesday challenges a new state law that effectively bans nude summer camps for teenagers, saying it violates the constitutional right to privacy. The American Civil Liberties Union sued in federal court to keep the state from shutting down a no-clothing camp for juveniles in late July at the White Tail Park nudist camp in Ivor. The law was passed in March in response to a weeklong residential camp for 11- to 18-year-olds last June at White Tail. It was the first in Virginia and only the third such au naturel camp for juveniles in the nation, according...

    06/18/2004 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 68 replies · 3,300+ views
    Michael Medved Show KRLA 870am | now
    The guest is arguing against a crackdown on "sex in public places." He says it targets homosexuals. Also he's making a case, a la Harry Kumar in the BBC mini-series "Jewel in the Crown" that the police officer frisked him inappropriately (in the junk.)
  • Charges filed against naked motorcycle rider

    06/14/2004 12:04:08 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 79 replies · 295+ views
    Citizen's Voice ^ | 6/14/2004 | Robert Kalinowski
    While on routine patrol Saturday evening, Nanticoke police witnessed a naked woman riding as a passenger on a motorcycle in the vicinity of South Prospect Street. Police attempted to stop the motorcycle, pursuing it through several city streets as some citizens looked on, including a large group of juveniles near Patriot Square, where the Nanticoke Musicfest was being held. The motorcycle was finally stopped on Orchard Street, several blocks away from where police originally noticed the naked woman. As officers approached the motorcycle, they recognized the woman as Lisa Ann-Marie Drozdowski, 39, of 140 W. Noble St., Nanticoke. According to...
  • Suspects in Fresno sex sting win discrimination ruling

    03/13/2004 8:31:57 PM PST · by NCjim · 28 replies · 275+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 13, 2004 | Matt Leedy
    <p>About 40 men caught in a sex-sting operation in Roeding Park could have been the targets of discriminatory prosecution, a judge has ruled.</p> <p>If the ruling stands through a hearing next month, the defendants could have the charges against them dismissed.</p>
  • Sodomy law revision clears Senate panel [legalizing it in "private"]

    02/12/2004 5:49:05 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 3 replies · 93+ views
    Sodomy law revision clears Senate panel The bill would retain a ban on public sexual acts while legalizing those in private. RICHMOND - Legislation overturning Virginia's controversial ban on sodomy between consenting adults advanced in the Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers expressed concern about running afoul of the U.S. Supreme Court. Current Virginia law prohibits oral and anal sex both in public and private. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a Texas law governing private sex acts between consenting adults. Senate Courts of Justice Committee members predicted that, because of the way Virginia's law is written, a ruling...
  • PR firms praise Janet's breast stunt

    02/10/2004 1:59:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 189+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2004
    OBSCENE ON TV!PR firms praise Janet's breast stuntMarketers now wonder how they can top Super exposure Posted: February 10, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 While millions of television viewers remain aghast at Janet Jackson's unexpected breast exposure during the Super Bowl halftime show, some ad agencies are trying to figure out how to top the stunt. The Jackson episode was "extremely successful," says one executive, according to Advertising Age, the industry magazine. "We love stunts at our agency, and she opened the door for more people to take risks," said James LaForce, partner in the New York public relations agency LaForce...
  • Man convicted of exposure (despite wifes testimony)

    01/30/2004 6:48:45 AM PST · by mylife · 10 replies · 187+ views
    The Quad City Times ^ | 1/29/04 | Todd Ruger
    Man convicted of exposure By Todd Ruger A Davenport man on trial for three charges of indecent exposure tried to defend himself by having his wife testify that he is not well-endowed enough for a female postal worker to have seen his penis from about 35 feet away. A Scott County jury deliberated for five hours, until about 9 p.m. Tuesday, before convicting Doug Neece, 41, of 2508 W. 60th Place. He also used defenses during the two-day trial in Scott County District Court that his clothes did not fit well because he had lost weight and that he was...
  • First Christianity-themed nudist resort to open in Florida

    01/23/2004 9:06:22 AM PST · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 57 replies · 294+ views News ^ | January 23, 2004
    The first nudist resort created primarily for Christians in the United States is due to open in Florida and its co-founder claims that he can provide passages in the Bible where nudity is prominently mentioned. "Depending on the version of the Bible you use, there are as many as 40 passages that refer to nudity," said Bill Martin, co-founder of Natura, which will be the first Christianity-themed nudist colony in the country when it opens in a Tampa suburb in April. "In (the Bible book of) Isaiah 20.2, God tells Isaiah to go into the wilderness naked for three years....
  • Nude Man Shows Up At Armstrong Airport Concourse

    01/08/2004 10:06:36 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 74 replies · 504+ views
    Nude Man Shows Up At Armstrong Airport Concourse Screeners Corner Streaker Near Beignet Shop Until Police Arrive POSTED: 11:25 AM CST January 8, 2004 KENNER, La. -- There was little need to search 34-year-old Kent Hoffmann when he approached a security checkpoint Tuesday at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Officials said the man arrived at Concourse C just before 5 a.m. completely naked. U.S. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Andrea McCauley said a nude Hoffmann ran back into the terminal and was cornered near a beignet shop, where screeners covered him with a sign until Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies arrived to...
  • Bill Would Ban Summer Camp For Nude Kids in Virginia

    01/05/2004 7:27:38 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 22 replies · 4,248+ views
    Bill Would Ban Summer Camp For Nude Kids in Virginia Richmond (AP) - A summer camp for teens at a nudist park in southeastern Virginia last year won't be repeated if the General Assembly enacts a Republican-authored bill this winter Del. John S. "Jack" Reid prefiled a bill Monday that would outlaw camps such as the one at White Tail Park, a nudist resort in Isle of Wight County, held last June. "We're going to put an end to kids running around naked without their parents there," said Reid, R-Henrico. White Tail held a weeklong summer camp for the...
  • Woman ticketed for appearing naked on Internet

    12/29/2003 10:49:24 PM PST · by KQQL · 64 replies · 642+ views ^ | 12/29/2003 7:19 PM | Kevin O'Hanlon of AP
    <p>LINCOLN, Neb. — It may be legal to appear naked in cyberspace, but police ticketed a Lincoln woman Monday for posting nude pictures of herself on the Web that were taken in downtown bar. "It's unlawful to be naked in public in Lincoln," said police chief Tom Casady.</p>
  • Police arrest judge for indecent exposure

    Police arrest judge for indecent exposure12/1/2003 5:42 PMBy: James Lozada, News 9 San Antonio  WATCH THE VIDEO Judge McKnightPolice said McKnight blatantly exposed himself. The judge said it's a misunderstanding. He said he has prostate problems and had to urinate. The future of a Bexar County Justice of the Peace is unclear after his weekend arrest for indecent exposure.Judge Albert McKnight did not go to his Justice of the Peace Court Monday and some county officials asked him to take a break.McKnight was arrested for indecent exposure Saturday.The reaction to this news has been surprise mixed with caution. Surprise, because...
  • Legal Group Uses Supreme Court Ruling to Defend Public Solicitation of Sex

    11/06/2003 3:45:19 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 193+ views ^ | 11/06/03 | Lawrence Morahan
    ( - A legal group opposed to sodomy laws is arguing that a Supreme Court decision overturning a Texas sodomy conviction opens the way for striking down all sodomy laws nationwide. Patricia Logue, legal director of Lambda Legal, said the ruling in Lawrence v. Texas renders unconstitutional a case against a man accused of soliciting sodomy from an undercover police officer in a shopping mall bathroom in Virginia Beach, Va. "If you have a law that says, basically, you can't have sex in a public park in front of other people, that's a different kind of law from a law...
  • Controversy marks unveiling of 40-foot-tall naked sculpture (Nashville, TN)

    10/15/2003 10:56:08 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 113 replies · 1,238+ views
    BP News ^ | Oct 14, 2003 | Erin Curry
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A privately funded 40-foot-high bronze sculpture of five naked women and four naked men has been unveiled on public ground in Nashville, Tenn., and some are questioning why such "artwork" is acceptable while a display of the Ten Commandments is not. The $1.1 million sculpture, called "Musica" and placed in the center of a roundabout on Music Row in downtown Nashville, is meant by the sponsors to provide tourists with a sense of the different types of music that have emerged from Music City. But some observers note there is no obvious connection between naked sculptures and music,...
  • Rev. Fined for Being Rude to Nude (Minister taunts nude beach patrons)

    10/08/2003 8:06:55 PM PDT · by mhking · 6 replies · 113+ views
    MADISON, WI-October 8, 2003 — A state appeals court ruled a reverend can't be rude to the nude. The 3rd District Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a $1,000 fine against a minister accused of taunting a woman in a parking lot near a nude beach in 2001. The court said Ralph Ovadal's conduct crossed the line from constitutionally protected free speech to intimidation. The ruling affirmed a decision by Dane County Circuit Judge Paul Higginbotham. "This wasn't a case about speech. It was a case about actions," said Dane County Assistant District Attorney Jason Hanson. Ovadal said he would...
  • 10 Women Sue Brevard County To Bare Breasts In Public

    09/04/2003 5:05:56 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 125 replies · 3,673+ views
    10 Women Sue Brevard County To Bare Breasts In Public Lawsuit Seeks To Have Statutes, Ordinance Declared Unconstitutional POSTED: 9:33 a.m. EDT September 3, 2003 UPDATED: 6:21 a.m. EDT September 4, 2003 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ten women sued Brevard County Wednesday seeking to abolish laws that make it illegal for them to go topless in public places where men can. The women's attorney said that the lawsuit seeks to point out the hypocrisy of two current state statutes and the county's anti-nudity ordinance. A woman is currently allowed to expose her breasts for nursing a child or working in...
  • Artists Against War - Naked Bike Ride, Vancouver (BC), 6 September

    09/03/2003 6:50:42 PM PDT · by MikalM · 55 replies · 1,799+ views
    Artists Against War web site ^ | 9/1/03 | Unnamed Wingnut
    Why A Naked Bike Ride? Every day we are bombarded with countless messages demanding our obedience to the corporate dictates of a consumption dependent society. Little regard is paid to the future of our planet and generations left with a legacy of waste and environmental contamination. How many countless times each day do our media masters spin the same message: Unless you buy this, you are not worthy. Unless you look like this you should be ashamed. By cruising naked down the spending frenzy capitals of the world, we are saying.NO! ...a fancy new car is not a mark of...
  • Religious groups demand an end to New Orleans' Southern Gay Decadence Festival

    09/02/2003 1:30:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies · 1,773+ views
    Religious groups demand an end to New Orleans' Southern Decadence Festival NEW ORLEANS -- The wet Jockey shorts contest will be followed by drag queen fashion shows, the Mr. Louisiana Leather 2004 Contest and thousands of gay men drinking a whole lot of alcohol. The Southern Decadence Festival started in the French Quarter for the 32nd straight year on Wednesday and will draw an estimated 110,000 people, mainly gay men, from around the world. To the participants, Decadence is the ultimate Bourbon Street blowout, full of good, not-so-clean fun. But to a growing number of religious leaders, it's a sinister...
  • Sodomy law ruling sparks Va. debate

    08/28/2003 5:44:25 AM PDT · by M 91 u2 K · 5 replies · 576+ views
    Groups question validity of Va. law Sodomy law ruling sparks Va. debate The Texas court decision that overturned laws banning sodomy in private coincides with indictments in Virginia alleging public sodomy. By MATT CHITTUM THE ROANOKE TIMES When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas anti-sodomy law in June, its ruling came in the middle of a three-month investigation by Harrisonburg police of alleged public sodomy at a city adult bookstore. Laws banning private sodomy are unconstitutional, legal minds quickly agreed, but the government can still prosecute for sodomy in public. So, three weeks after the ruling, Harrisonburg Commonwealth's Attorney...
  • Police cover Eve's breasts in North Texas mural (ACLU defends something biblical!)

    08/21/2003 8:00:57 PM PDT · by weegee · 53 replies · 8,443+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 21, 2003, 12:53PM | no byline
    PILOT POINT - Is it art? Or is it just offensive? A mural of a nude Eve is at the center of a controversy in this North Texas town, where the work's owner has answered police complaints by draping a bright yellow strip of canvas with the words "crime scene" across Eve's bare breasts. Wes Miller avoided being charged with distributing "harmful material" but has vowed that the fight is not over to keep the work intact. Next to the mock crime scene tape was a black banner saying: "Temporarily censored." "We decided that an arrest, knowing how this town...
  • NAKED LUNCH (Latest Resteraunt Trend: Sushi Served on A Real Live Woman's Naked Body)

    08/20/2003 9:12:31 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 271 replies · 1,279+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 20, 2003 | BRIDGET HARRISON
    <p>THERE'S nothing genteel about this finger food. Corporate bigwigs are forking over as much as $700 a head for dinner parties where guests are served sushi off a naked woman.</p> <p>The secret gourmet trend has taken off in the past six months in L.A., and now New York is getting on the act.</p>
  • Nampa Police Make Park Arrests, eight men in two days for Indecent Exposure and Obscene Conduct

    Nampa Police Make Park Arrests KBCI 2, Idaho NAMPA - Nampa Police Department officers arrested eight (8) people in two days at Lakeview Park. The men were all arrested on Indecent Exposure and Obscene Conduct in Public charges. Acting on complaints from park users and parks personnel, police set up specific patrols at the park on Wednesday, July 23, and Friday, August 1. The suspects were arrested after they engaged in indecent activity inside restrooms at the park. "We're working to make Nampa's parks as safe as possible," says Sgt. Tim Randall. "We want people to understand this problem...
  • Nude Camping, It's not just for adults anymore

    07/27/2003 5:53:52 AM PDT · by westgirl123 · 122 replies · 102,360+ views
    USA News and Views ^ | 07/26/03 | Paul Walfield
    The Times points out that parents who enroll their pre-teen and teen age kids to the nation’s growing number of nudist camps geared for that age group aren’t very concerned about it and in fact find it a wholesome and safe environment. Actually, according to the Times, “‘The Nudist Association, the larger of two nationwide, sees this as a place to train ‘youth ambassadors’ to what nudists call the ‘textile’ world.”’ Apparently, there is a movement to convert or at least desensitize us all to nudity. Perhaps they even want us all to be so desensitized that we also stop...
  • Nude Motorcyclists Gather for Festivities

    07/28/2003 8:34:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1,807+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 28, 2003
    The threat of scrapes and bruises, not to mention sunburn, didn't stop the fledgling North American Nude Bikers club from holding its first rally this weekend. Events at the Rock Haven Lodge Family Nudist Park in southeast Rutherford County included a barbecue, live music, bike games and a poker run -- where bikers vie for the best hand by drawing cards at stops along the way. They don't actually ride naked. Mostly. "You've got to be real careful or you're liable to get something burnt or hurt," club Vice President Allen "Anchor" Turner said. Turner, 46, came up with the...
  • Gays say they're targeted on beach

    07/25/2003 6:27:43 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 15 replies · 222+ views
    upi via Bloomberg no url | 7/25/3
    MIAMI, July 25 (UPI) -- South Florida gays are considering a legal challenge to state officials who they say are selectively ticketing them on beaches, the Miami Herald said Friday. Most recently, Tracy Faulkner was charged with two counts of indecent exposure, as state officers felt his swim suit was not sufficiently "opaque." The charges were dismissed in court. Faulkner is one of several men, some of them gay, who say officers at the secluded beach park ticketed them simply for enjoying a park maintained with their tax dollars. They have consulted with a lawyer, Russell Cormican, about a possible...