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TACOMA: Indecency tolerated by TPD?

Letter by Mark Hodges, Bonney Lake on July 21, 2014 at 9:06 am with No Comments »
July 21, 2014 11:20 am

On July 12 at about 5 p.m., I was driving eastbound down Sixth Avenue in Tacoma. Just before Lawrence Street, I noticed that a topless woman was walking down the street protesting something. I called 911.

Two Tacoma police officers arrived in less than five minutes. They stood there and talked to her for a while and then left without arresting the topless woman. She just adjusted her signs and started walking again.

Why did the officers not arrest her? Do we not have laws on the books against public indecency? There are still some of us left in the Tacoma area who do not want to see this. We would like our streets to be safe from such behavior, a crime that should be punishable by a jail sentence.

We spend millions of dollars each year and put many laws on the books to protect our children from seeing pornographic images. If a topless woman is not a pornographic image, then I do not know what it should be defined as.

You see, in this country, we look at the rights of all the people versus the rights of a minority.

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