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Guest View | Are new indecency laws necessary in Edmonds?

 

Last updated 8/4/2016 at Noon



At the last two Edmonds City Council meetings, councilmembers have considered proposed additions to the city’s public indecency laws.

The briefing narrative for the council explicitly states the new laws are needed to address complaints about bikini baristas. This is based on concerns over their state of dress, their visibility and alleged misconduct.

Are the claimed offenses really worthy of police attention? If so, why does existing law not cover them? “Alleged sexual misconduct” either has evidence to support it, or not, and it either is or is not misconduct already.

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