About that last group of opponents: here we have a lovely little news item about a woman hassled by NYPD for showing too much leg while cycling. I read it and immediately thought of this crazy-ass crap I missed while on vacation and that scene in Costa-Gavras's "Missing" where Pinochet's thugs grab two women on the street, cut their pants legs, and say, "From now on, women in this country wear dresses." In the words of the great sage, Roseanne Roseannadanna, "It's always something." Either you're dressed too provocatively, or you're not dressed provocatively enough, right?
Anyway, if you click through to the Daily News story, an NYPD deputy commissioner says he can't comment on the woman's allegation until we hear the cop's name and his side of the story. And you know what? I agree with him. So let's hear both! The cyclist may not have gotten the officer's name, but NYPD knows who was on duty and walking that beat in SoHo at the hour she was pulled over so they can definitely investigate.