So on Saturday I headed up to the Asbury Park Civil Disobedience Swimsuit Party, which ended up being a celebration as the 1958 ordinance was repealed a few days prior to the event. It seems that the City Council may not have wanted the press that comes with a scantily clad protest.
The ordinance said: “No person clad in bathing attire shall be on the boardwalk or the public walks adjacent thereto.”
Since that changed, most of us expected no one would be arrested. It seemed we were wrong.
Steven Ettinger has a hearing to decided whether charges will be pressed. The hearing is July 27th, 2012, at 10 am at the Asbury Park Court. Steve has created a chipin asking for donations as he has a 9 hour trip (round trip) to get to the court. He may need even more if he is charged as he may be looking at a $1,000 fine.