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Supervisor Scott Wiener Called Racist After Black Nudist Protester is Tossed in Jail
by nude in sf
Wednesday Dec 12th, 2012 1:56 PM
The only black protester at the nudity ban vote in city hall on December 4, 2012, was held nude inside a van, subsequently arrested and thrown in jail allegedly at the request of Supervisor Scott Wiener.
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It wouldn’t be San Francisco if some people didn’t get naked after the Board of Supervisors narrowly passed the nudity ban in a second vote on Tuesday, December 4. 2012. As was the case after the first vote on November 20, deputies had powder blue blankets at the ready to cover the nudists. What was different than the vote two weeks earlier is that the naked protesters were detained without explanation in the basement of city hall for nearly an hour.

That is, except for one of the nudists. Ercell Fleurima, the only African American nudist in the otherwise all white group of about a dozen male and female protesters was thrown naked in the back of a sheriff’s van in the parking lot just outside the city hall lower level service doors.

While in the back of the van, Ms. Fleurima was totally nude and alone with a male deputy, who she claims was taking directions via cell phone on what to do with her from Supervisor Scott Wiener himself.

Fleurima was charged with “disrupting a government meeting” and resisting arrest.

Activist Gypsy Taub, who was also one of the nudists participating in the disrobing, contacted Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Taub has been a staunch Mirkarimi supporter during his legal troubles and attempted ouster by the mayor earlier this year.

“I did not order the protesters detained or arrested”, the sheriff told Taub and a small group of other activists.

Mirkarimi said he did not support the nudity ban and asked to have details of the melee in the Board of Supervisors Chambers and subsequent detention of the activists sent to him by email.

A nude male protester who was part of the detained group said, “She, (Fleurima), wasn’t doing anything different than the rest of us. Yet only the black lady gets arrested. This is blatant racism on orders from Wiener”. He declined to give his name, citing fear of retribution.

Taub and other activists worked to get information on the fate of Fleurima following the arrest, and learned she was being held at the detention center in the Hall of Justice on $8,000 bail. Later that evening she was released without bond.

Following her release Fleurima posted this statement online, “I was the only person arrested for being black, undressed and Supervisor Wiener from District 8 had the sheriff deputies take me to jail on some bulls--t charges. Out of all the white nudists I was selected for arrest. Not only that, I heard them, (the deputies), talking about waiting for a phone call from him, (Wiener), on how to proceed while I was in the van”.

Supervisor Scott Wiener did not answer email inquiries about why he may have ordered Ms. Fleurima arrested. His legislative aide Andres Power declined comment via telephone on the arrest fiasco saying, “We don’t appreciate these kind of prank calls”.

At an arraignment hearing on Monday, December 10, 2012, the ADA assigned to the case told the Judge that the charges were being dropped and the case against Fleurima was dismissed.

While Fleurima did disclose that she was undergoing medical treatment for injuries she sustained in the van, she would not say if she planned to file a complaint against the city or otherwise pursue the matter in civil court.

Fleurima concluded, “It's not about just being nude, its freedom of expression”.

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by Had enough
Wednesday Dec 12th, 2012 10:06 PM
Thank you for posting this important information that we have not seen or heard in the Bay Guardian or on KPFA. In a city that is majority minority, it seemed odd that the protesters appeared to be all white. Now we know at least one was not white, and shockingly, Supervisor Wiener apparently personally directed that the black protester be arrested but not the white protesters! The Democrats are still the Dixiecrats, and for those of us of Jewish ancestry as is Scott Wiener, we refer to Wiener not as another Dan White but as another Roy Cohn, the attorney who was one of the prosectors of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell in a horrifying political frame-up in 1950 on false charges of atomic espionage, for which the Rosenbergs paid with their lives and Sobell spent 19 years in prison. The stakes are not so high here, but fascism must be stopped the minute it appears. Please call Scott Wiener's office at (415) 554-6968 and tell his voice mail, available at any time, that racism and fascism are not tolerated in San Francisco. Please also call the African-American member of the Board of Supervisors who usually votes with Wiener's Fascist Majority, as she did on this Political Witchhunt Clothing Code, Malia Cohen, at 415.554-7670, and ask her why she is supporting this racism of arresting a black protester but not the white protesters although no one should have been arrested. The rest of the Board's phone and fax numbers may be found at
http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=1616

Ercell Fleurima certainly has a claim for both personal injuries and for violation of her civil rights as this was blatant racism. The City should pay lots of money in her case and we will be paying lots of money, unfortunately to oppose the lawsuit that has been filed which hopefully will get this legislation declared unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, this all-Democrat Board of Supervisors has yet to use our tax dollars for the most urgent need in San Francisco for the past 32 years: House the homeless by taking over empty apartment buildings by right of eminent domain!
by Ercell Valcina Monica Fleurima
( evfleurima ) Thursday Dec 13th, 2012 3:31 AM
It's not about just walking nude its freedom of expression... I was the only person arrested for being black, undressed and Supervisor wiener from district 8 had the sheriffs arrest me on some bullshit charges. Out of all the white nudists I was selected for arrest, not only that; I heard them talking about waiting for phone call from him to proceed while I| was in the wagon.

Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world

There's nothing perverted about nudity and nothing lewd about sex, it is the natural state of our humanity. Clothes are unnatural yet necessary and cute, beautiful even, I love fashion. Yet remember clothes don't make the person, people make clothes and others buy them and the economy flourishes...Clothes guard us from temperatures and nudity not only is our natural state. Perverted antiquities attitudes towards sexuality, body awareness and sex come from individuals raised in a shame based society. “Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world.”Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.”


When children see nude people they are not traumatized
The body and sexual maturity in this country does not go past 14 yrs of age in alot of people and their immaturity lies to them telling them that all else is ‘sick and bad’ and only their conviction is correct. When children see nude people they are not traumatized but tickled and no perversion goes on in their minds... The adults on the other hand equate nudity with every other thing but what is; A body in its most natural form. What are we to teach our off spring to hate nature, it being who we are and what connects all on, in and around the planet? In the United States some mothers may be reluctant to even breastfeed, and some people may object to the practice. Talk about self loathing and un-natural acts and perverted mind sets…


Yet the skin you are in is 100% creator made, universe certified and completely make you. Have you looked in the mirror lately and said hello to your true self? Nudity is about self acceptance, communing with nature in its purest form, Feeling freedom from the mundane world...

There are so much deeper individual meanings nudism has to each person that practices it. The same goes for those who oppose; is it because you've been conditioned to be clothed or is there something seeing a nude person triggers in you and what is it? Do you judge and make assumptions as to what other person’s actions are, without finding out first hand? Sadly, that’s what I’ve seen in my 42 years of life.

We live in a constant state of arousal, whether it’s a little bit or a lot!
Our 5 senses are continually heightened and lowered be it through sound, taste, sight, smell, touch or the combination which becomes quite a delectable natural feeling.
The day we stop having sensual feelings is the day we are dead.
Body freedom, self expression, Sex education, need to be taught, and not old wives tales about lewd and salacious; that’s so Middle Ages. Individuals are decent or indecent depending on where in the world you happen to be. Yet, we can all can agree that greed, violence, gender oppression and dictatorship is obscene. When has seeing some one nude how ever it makes one feel has it really caused, green house effect, ozone layer damage or world wide genocide?

To the complaining constituents of district 8 if you exist:

When you people moved in to the district; these districts already have had their own culture. You moved into a culture; the culture did not move in on you. How dare you, repeat the past offense of invasion, cultural genocide, constitutional rights violations and much more... It's like the Indigenous peoples and the colonists all over again, different but same mentality. We all have a right to live as we choose especially as nature intended us to live.
Live and let live! Nudity, self expression and body freedom is a culture and it is an unnatural act to ban such natural state of being.


Remain body free; freely express your self, stay sex positive and safe! We are not on the planet alone, let’s respect and understand one and other. The time for tolerance is over, it’s time to understand. There’s got to be a middle ground and I believe public nudity according to how I go about it, is seasonal.




You know something else? Why did wiener not follow his own rule and have a seat cover on the steel whatever you call it, where I was seating down in the wagon when he had me arrested!? That's how much he cares about his plight...
It's a big smoke screen for his ultimate goal. Whatever that is?

I thought my charges were dismissed but I sit corrected: http://tinyurl.com/aea28po
I was mearly discharged by the DA, he still can do some other stuff.
By the way I have a large vocabulary, I'm just not anal or trying to impress anyone, just telling it like it is.

Peace love light sex
Ckiara Rose Aka EVM fFleurima
by Had enough
Thursday Dec 13th, 2012 8:35 AM
The agenda of Roy Cohn, now known as Scott Wiener, is to make sure the ruling capitalist class maximizes its profits, which is luxury real estate in San Francisco. This is the reason for the "cleansing" clothing code he sponsored, and is the reason for all his other actions. He can and must be stopped. We will not let the nightmare of the 1950s be revisited on San Francisco.

The anti-Communist and anti-gay witchhunts of the 1950s are out of memory for most Americans so it is worth reading all about the infamous Roy Cohn (1927-1986) at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn
Correcting the record in that site: Morton Sobell never said the Rosenbergs gave any atomic secrets to anyone. Remember, the Soviet Union was an American ally in World War 2 against Nazi Germany. The Rosenbergs were never spies; they were scapegoats at home to make Jew, Communist and traitor synonymous to justify profiteering wars, such as the war against Korea, prelude to invading China, the same as Vietnam. Morton Sobell was added because a husband and wife cannot be conspirators; a third person must be added. They were convicted of conspiracy to commit atomic espionage. A conspiracy charge is always a frame-up. As you can see from the quote, it was all a lie: the chief witness, David Greenglass lied and the case should have been tossed on that lie alone. It was Democrat Harry Truman who framed the Rosenbergs and Sobell in 1950; Republican Eisenhower took office in January 1953. The horror of the Rosenberg-Sobell case, where the government knowingly murdered innocent parents of 2 small children to further their war profiteering agenda, ended the illusions of American "democracy" for a generation, including my parents. This was Nazi Germany again, and this nightmare is repeated daily until the profit system is eliminated.

Quotable quotes from that site:
"Cohn played a prominent role in the 1951 espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Cohn's direct examination of Ethel's brother, David Greenglass, produced testimony that was central to the Rosenbergs' conviction and subsequent execution. Greenglass testified that he had given the Rosenbergs classified documents from the Manhattan Project which had been stolen by Klaus Fuchs. Greenglass would later admit that he intentionally lied at the trial in order "to protect himself and his wife, Ruth, and that he was encouraged by the prosecution to do so."[7] Cohn always took great pride in the Rosenberg verdict, and claimed to have played an even greater part than his public role: He said in his autobiography that his own influence had led to both Saypol and Judge Irving Kaufman being appointed to the case. He further said that Kaufman imposed the death penalty based on his personal recommendation. These ex parte discussions between a prosecutor and a judge outside the courtroom were improper."

"In the early 1960s he became a member of the John Birch Society and a principal figure in the Western Goals Foundation. He maintained close ties in conservative political circles, serving as an informal advisor to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.[1]"(Note, in the article, it states Roy Cohn was a registered Democrat.)

"Federal investigations during the 1970s and 1980s charged Cohn three times with professional misconduct, including perjury and witness tampering.[1] He was accused in New York of financial improprieties related to city contracts and private investments. He was never convicted of any charge. In 1986, a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court disbarred Cohn for unethical and unprofessional conduct, including misappropriation of clients' funds, lying on a bar application, and pressuring a client to amend his will. In this case in 1975, Cohn entered the hospital room of a dying and comatose Lewis Rosenstiel, the multi-millionaire founder of Schenley Industries, forced a pen to his hand and lifted it to the will in an attempt to make himself and Cathy Frank—Rosenstiel's granddaughter—beneficiaries. The resulting marks were determined in court to be indecipherable and in no way a valid signature.[15] He lost his law license during the last month of his life. At that time, National Review senior editor Jeffrey Hart referred to him as "an ice-cold sleaze.""

"Cohn and McCarthy targeted many government officials and cultural figures not only for suspected Communist sympathies, but also for alleged homosexuality." (Roy Cohn was assumed to be gay at a time when homosexuality was illegal.)
i deplore racism. another thing i don't like is you pathetic bunch of losers passing yourselves off as progressive and liberals. what you are doing to the progressive community, lgbt community and to the city of san francisco is the real crime.

fight against real racism, the increase of surveillance on the american people, the continued occupation of the middle east by american corporate interests.

but no one wants to fight for your right to wave your dicks in the wind or get your names in the newspapers every week.
i support scott wiener 100% and i''ll be glad when your weirdos will be shut up once and for all. there are real issues to be dealth with. take the spotlight off yourselves.
by efleurima
Friday Dec 14th, 2012 7:25 AM
I am Ercell Valcina Monica Fleurima aka Ckiara Rose, I live a life of epicurean delights, hate free, understanding natural, artistic, glamour loving, free and honest way. I am a sexual, sensual shaman and a nude, artistic model.
This is what I have to tell the people who commented and are reading this:
We live in a world of condemnation and sacrifice. Yet we as individuals make our own our own lives what they are. I choose and prefer to not live a life of regret, penance and judgment. I am a spiritual being here to experience a material life.
Sometimes, I forget that I live in a world contrary to mine, where greed, judgment deceit and ego rule. A world where you can only be one way or another and it's sinful to embrace all of life.
Well, after all that has happened and the yeast infection I got from seating bare ass on that steel or aluminum seat in the van. The sheriffs except for officer blue eyes (did not search for his badge name with my eyes) who was rather rude, they were kind and good to me. At the Sf police station, they were civil to me. In my understanding of that profession, it’s a job where you are hated by the masses, those who choose it are as human as most of us with a few exceptions. I just wish the jailers would be more protective of pregnant arrestees baby's inside of them and accommodate them better, the child in the womb is innocent of wrong doings and should not be put in jeopardy.
Outside this country and most of the western world, there are horrors, not only the Middle East. In, Eastern Europe, Africa, Central and South America there are a multitude of human rights offenses, from slavery, to human trafficking, to genocide and militia killings of peasants, LBGT, activist, environmental and animal rights violations. When people cease to stand up for whatever they feel is rightfully theirs, we become slaves and puppets. Hating and despising something that goes on and only speaking of how much you dislike something but doing nothing about it to stay in ones comfort zone is doing nothing at all and if we do nothing to respect every ones rights and have a middle then we are always at war within ourselves and out to others. I am being the change that I want! What a boring world this would be if we did not have some sort of contention. I'd like to see the world in civil disputes not horrible genocides, greed fueled wars and anti natural self loathing mind sets.
To me when you come into your body and sexuality and accept yourself as the natural creature, you become more at peace with yourself and understand yourself then opening up to understanding your fellow human being. If you don't know yourself, then you are suspect of yourself and others. I don't believe Wiener is gay, he lied to kick it with big business! I don't believe he cares about San Francisco or any other agenda or place but what it is his goals are. I am really hesitant to cost hard working people money for a suit, yet I don't appreciate being picked on because of my skin color or being a woman.
You know what’s annoying to me? How we give so much energy to ethnicity and peoples sexuality which no one can control! One thing my father told me was: “Monique do not bother yourself with natural events because mother nature always wins!”
by Jeff G.
Thursday Jan 23rd, 2014 8:56 AM
The name is Wiener right? Well a certain former Congressman from New York who was a bold activist till he literally got his weener into the discussion. In the case of this "Weiner" his institutional racism is showing and hopefully it backs up on him and shows him for what he is!