Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Zealand policewoman cites naked cyclists for not wearing helmets

So many times people in a position of power do not use common sense when it comes to nudity. A perfect example is the current director of the California Parks department who does not like nudity so she made nude sunbathing illegal at the popular San Onofre nude beach in California after over 30 years of use.

Here a new Zealand policewoman used common sense when dealing with naked bicyclists. She told them they needed to wear helmets.

Here's the story:

"NZ policewoman allows naked cycling - with helmet

Freedom-seekers in New Zealand must still wear protective gear

Two young men caught cycling with no clothes on have escaped charges of offensive behaviour, but received a warning to wear protective head gear.

Local policewoman Cathy Duder was unfazed when she came across the two nude men, both in their early twenties.

"They were more shocked than I was, trying to cover up their bits and pieces with their hands," she said...

When asked for an explanation, the pair replied that "they wanted to experience total freedom"...

"And I said to them 'the way you're heading, you're going to experience total confinement'," the officer said, laughing...

Ms Duder issued them with a stern warning for not wearing helmets and then sent them directly home...

Public nudity can attract a charge of offensive behaviour in New Zealand, but Ms Duder said she let the two men go free.

"It was dark and there was no-one else around. They were jovial young men who had not intended to cause offence," she said.

For the full story Click here

If only more public officials and people in power had Ms. Duder's common sense.

Tom Mulhall
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