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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You have the right to remain naked

The nude guy at the Portland airport was acquitted of indecent exposure, on free speech grounds. Grope that, TSA.

Comments (12)

Ok, I have to admit I kinda like this guy. I'll buy him a beverage if I ever run into him. I know I know, as long as he is dressed of course.

Perhaps there was a "lack of evidence" to the crime of Indecent Exposure...

That probably makes PDX the world's only nudist international airport.

It's perfect, isn't it?

One thing that was very un-Portland, though: The law in question apparently outlaws exposing your junk in the presence of members of the "opposite" gender. In Portlandia, as we all know, gender, if it exists at all, is a spectrum.

All I got to say is that I'm glad I wasn't there to see it.

I heard the TSA can still put him on the no-fly list. That doesn't seem fair.

TSA/Homeland Security can do what they want.

Equal protection under law -- yes.
Equal protection under administrative regulations -- er, not so much.

Sometimes I think there should be a "but it was funny" defense.

I would have used that one. A lot.

The Ruling: Freedom of Expression (Bicycle no longer required)

I have kids and I think their right to avoid seeing a man's genitals trumps his right to free speech. If I had been at the airport with my kids when he exposed himself, I would have sued him in civil court.

No joke.

TSA is just like your dentist:

Giving you radiation and doing cavity searches...

I think doing a nude protest is fine - what you might call "genital persuasion"

You'd sue someone because your kids saw his junk? I've never understood the danger in seeing a naked person.

Instead of suing my family would simply giggle and point. Maybe take pictures.

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