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New York City pays $29,000 for arresting topless woman
POSTED: 3:31 p.m. EDT, June 18, 2007
Story Highlights• Jill Coccaro, 27, accepts settlement for her 2005 arrest during topless stroll
• NYC police held her for 12 hours before telling her she wouldn't be charged
• Appeals court ruled in '92 that women have same right as men to go topless
• Lawyer: "We hope police learn a lesson and respect the rights of women"

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman arrested for exposing her breasts has accepted a $29,000 settlement from the city, her lawyer said.

Jill Coccaro, 27, was arrested on a topless stroll two years ago, despite a 1992 state appeals court ruling that concluded women should have the same right as men to take off their shirts.

Coccaro, who now goes by the name Phoenix 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 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 that she was not treated well after her August 4, 2005, arrest in Manhattan's Lower East Side section. 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."

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First off, let me start by saying I LOVE boobs and would certainly be happy to see them all the time all over the place
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But really, that is assinine. Breasts are a sexual organ and are not the same as men's. Going around in public without a shirt for a woman is not much different than a man or woman walking around with their a$$ or genitals showing, it should fall under the same category as those cases. At this point society is conditioned to see them as a big deal, so for them to give her money is ludicrous. This could fall under any category, from indecent exposure, to even disturbing the peace since I'm sure it caused a lot of commotion. It could even cause a car accident; I know I would look...

People sue for the dumbest chit these days. This woman was in the wrong on this one.
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that case is old new here in the city, its actually rare to see a pair of fun jugs out in the open =\


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But really, that is assinine. Breasts are a sexual organ and are not the same as men's.
Are they sexual organs? Please explain.. is it b/c they get sucked on or nibbled or groped during sex? Are they the only parts of woman's body that gets touched during sex? Maybe men's hands should be covered up too... considering the way they are used several times a week.

I get more turned on by someone lightly rubbing the inside of my upper arm than doing anything with my breasts. Maybe I should keep my arms covered?

Breasts are for the production of milk. The only thing that makes them different from mens breasts is the extra fat. Why should women have to cover them up b/c of the perverted perceptions of other people?

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Are they sexual organs? Please explain.. is it b/c they get sucked on or nibbled or groped during sex? Are they the only parts of woman's body that gets touched during sex? Maybe men's hands should be covered up too... considering the way they are used several times a week.
However no one opens up a porn magazine to see men's hands... Breasts are widely and universally viewed as a sexual organ, and in terms of nudity are not too different from a butt or genitals in the eyes of the public, most women included. That was my point.
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Breasts are for the production of milk. The only thing that makes them different from mens breasts is the extra fat. Why should women have to cover them up b/c of the perverted perceptions of other people?
So because one woman disagrees with what is known across the country as acceptable and lawful she is exempt from it?
I'm not saying whether they should or should not be viewed in the way that they are. I'm just saying that's the way it is these days, and this story is ridiculous.
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Are they sexual organs? Please explain.. is it b/c they get sucked on or nibbled or groped during sex? Are they the only parts of woman's body that gets touched during sex? Maybe men's hands should be covered up too... considering the way they are used several times a week.

I get more turned on by someone lightly rubbing the inside of my upper arm than doing anything with my breasts. Maybe I should keep my arms covered?

Breasts are for the production of milk. The only thing that makes them different from mens breasts is the extra fat. Why should women have to cover them up b/c of the perverted perceptions of other people?
Good job acalliste I agree with ya living in Europe the past 3 years opened my eyes its no big deal really and we are too caught up in the states loved being over there and the only prob I might have is my kids having to witness this but the kids grow up with it so no biggie nway damn a guy rooting for no boobs damn check yourself homie u might be a little
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oh yeah before you get all pissy like trip i got your point BS lawsuits but thats one you gotta applaud and thats not BS getting held for such a long time due process dude they have to process u in a timely manner thats what she got paid for at least I think
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Good job acalliste I agree with ya living in Europe the past 3 years opened my eyes its no big deal really and we are too caught up in the states loved being over there and the only prob I might have is my kids having to witness this but the kids grow up with it so no biggie nway damn a guy rooting for no boobs damn check yourself homie u might be a little
I never said I agreed with the way America views breasts, just making my point about this story being ridiculous.

And about me 'rooting' for no boobs, I prefaced my post by saying
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oh yeah before you get all pissy like trip
who says I get pissy? but that's funny...
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naw we just had a thing one day like everyone on here does but he reported me and shii its all good though just trying to bust balls like err one else
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However no one opens up a porn magazine to see men's hands... Breasts are widely and universally viewed as a sexual organ, and in terms of nudity are not too different from a butt or genitals in the eyes of the public, most women included. That was my point.

So because one woman disagrees with what is known across the country as acceptable and lawful she is exempt from it?
I'm not saying whether they should or should not be viewed in the way that they are. I'm just saying that's the way it is these days, and this story is ridiculous.

The story is ridiculous b/c she got arrested for doing what every man in the country can do.

Porn shows women's breasts, and every other part of the female body b/c that's what men like to see. Skin is the largest "sexual" organ (if you want to talk about sensuality), but we don't have draconian laws against displaying skin the way some countries do. This is not much different from Islamic women being arrested (or worse) for not wearing a burqa.

Far more than one woman disagrees with this restriction. Have you seen what's gone on in Daytona over the same subject?

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Good job acalliste I agree with ya living in Europe the past 3 years opened my eyes its no big deal really and we are too caught up in the states loved being over there and the only prob I might have is my kids having to witness this but the kids grow up with it so no biggie nway damn a guy rooting for no boobs damn check yourself homie u might be a little

Thank you! Do they still have a topless woman on the cover of every issue of The Star in England?

You can really tell this country was founded by a bunch of Puritans.

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clever ceo... using reverse psychology... get them to take their shirts off in the name of justice

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clever ceo... using reverse psychology... get them to take their shirts off in the name of justice
YOU HAVE EXPOSED MY PLAN!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!!!!

Just, shhhhh let's keep quiet and maybe they will be naked soon

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But you know... they'll just end up becoming another random body part now... like forearms.

I can only imagine what type of tig bitties you'll end up meeting on your way to work now though...
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