About two thousand people attended Asheville's GoTopless.Org event.
Including children observers and underage teen participants.
The problem with Asheville’s Topless event was not breasts…
…it was about how those breasts were presented.
Yes, it is legal to discreetly show your breasts in public in North Carolina - such as when you are breast feeding. It is absolutely not legal to expose your breasts in a sexual manner - most especially when you are performing in front of children and allowing underage children to participate in your event.
This is where the conspiracy part comes into play...
Asheville's City and police administration, various media outlets, the event's organizers, participants and attending parents have conspired to conceal the violation of serious child abuse laws.
They have focused on one soft law as a shield...
- NC General Statute 14‑190.9. Indecent exposure. (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a woman may breast feed in any public or private location where she is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother's breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breast feeding.
...and ignored three or more hard laws involving sexual misconduct and child abuse on public property
- NC General Statute 14‑190.13. Definitions for certain offenses concerning minors. The following definitions apply to G.S. 14‑190.14, displaying
material harmful to minors; G.S. 14‑190.15, disseminating or exhibiting to
minors harmful material or performances; G.S. 14‑190.16, first degree sexual
exploitation of a minor; G.S. 14‑190.17, second degree sexual exploitation of a
minor; G.S. 14‑190.17A, third degree sexual exploitation of a minor; G.S.
14‑190.18, promoting prostitution of a minor; G.S. 14‑190.19, participating in
prostitution of a minor.
(1) Harmful to Minors. – That quality of any material or
performance that depicts sexually explicit nudity or sexual activity and that,
taken as a whole, has the following characteristics:
a. The average adult person applying contemporary
community standards would find that the material or performance has a
predominant tendency to appeal to a prurient interest of minors in sex; and
b. The average adult person applying contemporary
community standards would find that the depiction of sexually explicit nudity or
sexual activity in the material or performance is patently offensive to
prevailing standards in the adult community concerning what is suitable for
c. The material or performance lacks serious literary,
artistic, political, or scientific value for minors.
- NC General Statute 14-190.13. Definitions for certain offenses concerning minors. (6) Sexually Explicit Nudity. – The showing of: a. Uncovered, or less than opaquely covered, human genitals, pubic area, or buttocks, or the nipple or any portion of the areola of the human female breast, except as provided in G.S. 14-190.9(b);
A copy of NCGS 14-190.9(b) follows.
14‑190.9. Indecent exposure.
(a) Unless the conduct is punishable under subsection (a1) of this section, any person who shall willfully expose the private parts of his or her person in any public place and in the presence of any other person or persons, except for those places designated for a public purpose where the same sex exposure is incidental to a permitted activity, or aids or abets in any such act, or who procures another to perform such act; or any person, who as owner, manager, lessee, director, promoter or agent, or in any other capacity knowingly hires, leases or permits the land, building, or premises of which he is owner, lessee or tenant, or over which he has control, to be used for purposes of any such act, shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
(a1) Unless the conduct is prohibited by another law providing greater punishment, any person at least 18 years of age who shall willfully expose the private parts of his or her person in any public place in the presence of any other person less than 16 years of age for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire shall be guilty of a Class H felony. An offense committed under this subsection shall not be considered to be a lesser included offense under G.S. 14‑202.1.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a woman may breast feed in any public or private location where she is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother's breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breast feeding.
We do not use the word conspiracy lightly…
“Mumpower is being misleading by citing the various statutes, Welch said. To be blunt, public nudity charges are reserved for genitalia or the anus.” Asheville Citizen-Times - Click here for the temporary C-T link...
Sorry, Lieutenant, but that’s not true…
- 14-190.13. Definitions for certain offenses concerning minors.
(6) Sexually Explicit Nudity. – The showing of: a. Uncovered, or less than opaquely covered, human genitals, pubic area, or buttocks, or the nipple or any portion of the areola of the human female breast, except as provided in G.S. 14-190.9(b);
this past Sunday former Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower and
former Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Chad Nesbitt, who love
some publicity themselves, organized a counter-protest rally…
Sorry C-T, but if one is needing publicity there has got to be an easier way than confronting city hall, Asheville's liberal majority, and the media.
How about stripping on the city fountain?
“After consultation with the NC Attorney General’s office and the Division of Health and Human Services, it has been determined that there was not a violation of any General Statutes…” Buncombe County DSS
- NC General Statute4-190.15. Disseminating harmful material to minors; exhibiting harmful performances to minors.
(b) Exhibiting Harmful Performance. – A person commits the offense of exhibiting a harmful performance to a minor if, with or without consideration and knowing the character or content of the performance, he allows a minor to view a live performance that is harmful to minors.
Sorry DSS, but the state Attorney General's office and the NC Division of Health and Human Services have not done their homework.
Neither have you...
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