UPDATED: We now have information from several sources confirming that an assistant state attorney was fired for flashing his badge in a dispute in a strip bar. What was the dispute over? The tab. What was the tab for? We're not sure. It might have been for liquor, or it might have been for "other services rendered."
There are places of repute, ill and otherwise, where young people, mostly men, congregate to meet other people who are young and in various stages of undress -almost always women. These places, where the Supreme Court has ruled that flashing- the act of showing various parts of the human body in states of dress and undress- is protected speech- are commonly called "strip clubs". Or so we've heard.
And it is perfectly acceptable, indeed, it is expected that flashing occurs at a strip club. In fact, money is paid to induce nubile young women to more reverently express their artistic concepts.
But not all flashing is the same.
One can flash one's natural assets to the approval of groups of admirers.
But one cannot flash a badge.
And so it has come to pass that a young assistant state attorney, who frequented an aforementioned establishment, ( one would expect in an attempt to satisfy some prurient interest, see, e.g, Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973) ) has been fired by the Dade County State Attorneys Office.
For not all flashing is alike. Between badges and breasts, one will get you money, and one might cost you a career.
Rumpole practice tip for prosecutors: Stay out of strip clubs.
See You In ......Court, and no where else.
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