Misleading? Perhaps, But Not Too Far From The Truth
In the category of "you're never going to believe this one ... but ...", here's the real scoop.
Let me give the setup first. In 1992, a New York Appeals Court ruled that women have the same right as men to go topless.
I haven't read the case, but I'm guessing its an equal protection argument.
Almost two years ago, Jill Coccaro, now known as - what else - Phoenix Feeley, decided to go on a stroll in Manhattan's lower east side.
Not impressed, police arrested her, and held her for twelve hours before releasing her and not charging her. Feeley claims the police mistreated her during her arrest.
Once released, she sued, and yesterday accepted $29,000 for her misfortunate arrest. The City did not admit liability.
But they paid for her going topless, in a way.