Police measure bathing suits on Potomac River (1922)

June 24, 2014 Site Staff 0

WASHINGTON, DC — This archive photograph shows a police officer with a tape measure forcibly ensuring that women comply with a local government-imposed dress code. Rules of the day required that bathing suits have a mandated length; no further than six inches from the knee. Fashion cops trolled the beaches and boardwalks, prepared to use their badges to administer public modesty.

Police raid wrong home, throw innocent woman into yard half-naked

June 21, 2014 Site Staff 0

SAN BRUNO, CA — An innocent couple and a 93-year-old grandmother were terrorized when masked, gun-wielding police officers performed a surprise pre-dawn raid on their home. The younger woman was flung into the front yard unclothed and the elder woman was so badly traumatized that she had to be hospitalized.

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