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Fucking Puritans Part 316

November 4, 2008

Read an article this morning (link) about the trial of three skinny dippers in Maine. A restaurant had an offer for a free sandwich if you’d strip down and dip in the lake next to the establishment. Two men and one woman did so and were arrested. The crowd at the restaurant was cheering and hollering and not offended but the three were charged with incident exposure. A quote:

The court found that Bernard Beckwith, 31, of Poland and Christian Simpson, 37, of Bethel knowingly exposed their genitals in a public place under circumstances that likely caused affront or alarm to others. Each man was fined $200 plus a $50 court fee by Judge Kevin Stitham, who presided over the combined trial.

Crystal Stilwell, 25, of Bath, who had accompanied the men in the naked jump for the free sandwich, was found not guilty. All three represented themselves during the trial.

Stilwell was naked and her breasts were exposed, but to prove indecent exposure the state had to show that she knowingly exposed her genitals. It could not do that.

What the fuck is wrong with us? I mean..don’t we have other things to worry about?

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  1. November 7, 2008 2:08 am

    Isn’t “fucking puritans” sort of an oxymoron? I guess it isn’t if the lights are out (which means it’s less dangerous, right?) In the Czech republic people are so blaze about nakedness that it was refreshing.

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