Damn, now I wish I'd walked down to check the scene. And, no, I'm not in the least freaking out about it or the 'hood, or anything else. Welcome to the planet, things happen.
From the opposite side of the coast, Georgians are in a tizzy over a story off the AP newswire. Seems that the Georgia House is trying to ban genital piercings for women. What started as a bill against female circumcision (yeah, that's such a problem here) apparently got a rider adding female genital piercing to it. One senator, amendment sponsor Rep. Bill Heath (R-Bremen), was reported as being "slack-jawed when told after the vote that some adults seek the piercings" and is quoted as saying "What? I've never seen such a thing. I, uh, I wouldn't approve of anyone doing it. I don't think that's an appropriate thing to be doing." So much for being a representative of the people, huh?
Now, as far as I can find, the bill didn't originally have this amendment, and thus will have to go back to vote (because of the addendum), and thus is not law yet...and I bet there's gonna be a serious outcry if it does. You're talking about abridging the legal rights of consenting adults, now. Regardless, the bill's listing shows no rider or amendment, but the website may be behind or something, sadly. So, either someone got something very wrong over at AP, or Georgia is going a wee bit too far, and the law will get shot down anyway.
Who knows? G'mornin', LJ!