Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Boise Charges Strippers With Public Nudity

Thanks to BoingBoing for its post on this matter.

Boise Police have ticketed dancers at a Strip Club for violating its anti-nudity ordinance. The ordinance requires dancers to wear pasties and thongs unless they are engaged in a performance with "serious artistic merit."

The club owner had tried to get around the ordinance by promoting "art night" where patrons were given sketch pads and pencils. The art was then displayed on the club walls.

He has called Boise a "communist police state" for going after the dancers.

From my experience, he's absolutely right about the police state part, but I'd have to say Boise is one of the most capitalistic places I've ever been.

Ironically, I'm pretty sure this ordinance is one of the legacies of former mayor and convicted felon, Brent Coles. They sure know a thing or two about ethics and morality in the City of Trees.


Blogger jkf said...

i just learned in class that theatRES are generally those of the porn persuasion, while theatERS are of the regular movie type. Thought it was topical. Though likely just a constitutional law silliness.

Boise is silly. That's why all the good people move to Portland, full nudity and no zoning, baby!

10:58 AM  
Blogger ClimbHiStayHi said...

That's why we live "down by the river..." Is it bad if you get thrown out of the Acrop though? That never happened to me in the Police State?!

9:00 PM  

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