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Woman arrested topless accepts settlement

June 19, 2007

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— 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 Aug. 4, 2005, arrest in Manhattan's Lower East Side section.

Comments

Bubbles 7 years, 6 months ago

Tell me why women have large breasts merrill. Can you tell me why women have large breasts and men do not? Give me the evolutionary answer.

jonas 7 years, 6 months ago

Wow, I hope you didn't think that was a clever question, bubbles, because it's certainly one with a perfectly easy evolutionary answer, and one that can be intuited farther, into why men tend to like women with big breasts (and hips for that matter) due to its surface indication of an ability to properly bear and feed babies, thus continuing the species.

Try harder next time.

Bubbles 7 years, 6 months ago

tanzer (Anonymous) says:

bubbles, women have large breasts so they can produce milk to feed thier young - thus shirts off for easy feeding is logical and good:whoohoo shirts off! ?????????????????????????

Wrong tanzer.

gr 7 years, 6 months ago

Hey Jonas,

Must be an inside running comment. I've seen some people answer the question of why are male and female genders supported evolutionarily AFTER they came about, but I have yet to find anyone answer the question as to why male and female genders came about through evolution. What kind of evolutionary reason would be to cause separate sexes?

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