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Manhattan Artist Accepts $29G Settlement From City After Topless Stroll
Sunday, June 17, 2007

NEW YORK — A Manhattan artist arrested by police when she went on a topless stroll two years ago has accepted a $29,000 settlement from the city, her lawyer says.

Jill Coccaro, 27, was charged briefly with indecent exposure despite a 1992 state appeals court ruling that concluded women had the right to be topless if men were allowed to take off their shirts.

Coccaro, who now goes by the name Phoenix Feeley, bared her breasts on Aug. 4, 2005.

Feeley remained in custody for 12 hours before she was told prosecutors were not going to pursue charges.

Her attorney, Jeffrey Rothman, told the Daily News for its Sunday editions that his client won the civil rights settlement from the city, which did not admit or deny wrongdoing.

"We hope the police learn a lesson and respect the rights of women to go topless," Rothman said.

Feeley told the New York Post for its Sunday editions that she was not treated well after her arrest. She claimed in an October lawsuit that a police officer yanked her out of a patrol car by her hair and police took her to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

She told the newspaper she had gone bare-breasted after running the 2004 city marathon without police bothering her.

"I've always just felt that was something natural," Feeley said of going topless. "I've kind of always done it out of practicality."

The city settled on June 4.

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Oh I absolutely agree. I think it is horribly unfair that men get to walk around town, in parks, at the pools & beaches with their tops off & thier beer guts hanging out. I think the world would be amuch better place if more women would start going topless at these same places.

Power to the women!!

but first we probably need some legislation to prevent all the men from being sued for ogling the topless gals

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Tinkerhell said:
Oh I absolutely agree. I think it is horribly unfair that men get to walk around town, in parks, at the pools & beaches with their tops off & thier beer guts hanging out. I think the world would be amuch better place if more women would start going topless at these same places.

Power to the women!!

but first we probably need some legislation to prevent all the men from being sued for ogling the topless gals

:lol:
Just as there are plenty of guys that shouldn't go topless there are gals that fall into the same catagory! Carefull what you wish for or you may be blinded for life by the likes of Rosie taking you up on your offer! :puke:
 

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Rosie????

USMC - Retired said:
Tinkerhell said:
Oh I absolutely agree. I think it is horribly unfair that men get to walk around town, in parks, at the pools & beaches with their tops off & thier beer guts hanging out. I think the world would be amuch better place if more women would start going topless at these same places.

Power to the women!!

but first we probably need some legislation to prevent all the men from being sued for ogling the topless gals

:lol:
Just as there are plenty of guys that shouldn't go topless there are gals that fall into the same catagory! Carefull what you wish for or you may be blinded for life by the likes of Rosie taking you up on your offer! :puke:
USMC,
Rosie is not a woman. :rotfl:
 

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Re: Rosie????

tj2000 said:
USMC - Retired said:
Tinkerhell said:
Oh I absolutely agree. I think it is horribly unfair that men get to walk around town, in parks, at the pools & beaches with their tops off & thier beer guts hanging out. I think the world would be amuch better place if more women would start going topless at these same places.

Power to the women!!

but first we probably need some legislation to prevent all the men from being sued for ogling the topless gals

:lol:
Just as there are plenty of guys that shouldn't go topless there are gals that fall into the same catagory! Carefull what you wish for or you may be blinded for life by the likes of Rosie taking you up on your offer! :puke:
USMC,
Rosie is not a woman. :rotfl:
Well whatever it is I DON'T want to see it topless!
 

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Live in a city that doesn't allow firearms just to see a woman without a top every now and then? I'll take guns over topless women any day of the week. I'm married so I don't even get to look at the menu anymore, the cook said so. :lol:
 

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legacy38 said:
This thread is worthless without pics.
+1, you beat me to it.

I looked for the smileys holding signs that say that but I can't find 'em.
 

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You should probably post a brief excerpt of the article and a link, rather than just c&p the whole thing. This goes for all copyrighted web content that we reference. Eventually we're going to get in trouble for it.
 

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Boy Racer said:
You should probably post a brief excerpt of the article and a link, rather than just c&p the whole thing. This goes for all copyrighted web content that we reference. Eventually we're going to get in trouble for it.
Has anyone - ever - in the history of the intertubes gotten in trouble for this?
 

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Rammstein said:
Boy Racer said:
You should probably post a brief excerpt of the article and a link, rather than just c&p the whole thing. This goes for all copyrighted web content that we reference. Eventually we're going to get in trouble for it.
Has anyone - ever - in the history of the intertubes gotten in trouble for this?
Yes.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
What about c&p the whole thing and a link?
Technically, to c&p the whole thing violates copyright law, with or without a link. In the Fair Use articles of the Copyright Act, there is text that reads something to the effect: a summary description or excerpt of a copyrighted work can be reproduced without permission of the owner/author for use as a news reporting tool so long as credit for the original work is noted. In this case, the link would serve as that credit.

Which is why I suggest utilizing an excerpt and a link rather than c&p'ing the text in its entirety without a credit.
 
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