Beach town bans thong-style bathing suits
Kure Beach, N.C., has banned vacationers from wearing thong-style bathing suits. The decision came after the town realized that the existing ordinance banned “insufficient clothing” and nudity, with no specific prohibition on thongs. “We’re going to keep this as close to Mayberry with a beach as you can keep it,” said Mayor Dean Lambeth.
Police sued for not acting pre-emptively
A New York man is suing the police, claiming they should have acted pre-emptively to keep him from getting shot. Matthew Ortiz was hit in the leg by a stray bullet during a riot at an Italian street festival in 2008. Ortiz’s lawyer said police failed to intervene after “a number of mini-riots” at the fair, resulting in the gunshots that injured his client. “It’s negligence,” said the lawyer.