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INDECENCY. An act against good behaviour and a just delicacy. 2 Serg. & R. 91.
     2. The law, in general, will repress indecency as being contrary to good morals, but, when the public good requires it, the mere indecency of disclosures does not suffice to exclude them from being given in evidence. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3216.
     3. The following are examples of indecency: the exposure by a man of his naked person on a balcony, to public view, or bathing in public; 2 Campb. 89; or the exhibition of bawdy pictures. 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 42; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 91. This indecency is punishable by indictment. Vide 1 Sid. 168; S. C. 1 Keb. 620; 2 Yerg. R. 482, 589; 1 Mass. Rep. 8; 2 Chan. Cas. 110; 1 Russ. Cr. 302; 1 Hawk. P. C. c. 5, s. 4; 4 Bl. Com. 65, n.; 1 East, P. C. c. 1, s. 1; Burn's Just. Lewdness.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Second, indecency could not be restricted in traditional media such as newspapers and magazines--but it could be on radio and television.
Ball, a self-styled confidant to Charles, now in his late 80s, accepted a caution for one count of gross indecency in 1992 and resigned.
Manama: A Bahraini court has sentenced a woman to two weeks in prison on charges of public indecency after she had been spotted dancing on a road in the conservative country, Bahraini newspaper Al Ayam reported Monday.
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A 25-year-old former high school teacher from Naperville has again been charged with public indecency for flashing women, authorities said.
Steve Close, 53, was serving in the Army when he was convicted of gross indecency in 1983.
For radio, indecency tops the list at 16,000+ complaints (14%), followed by pirate radio at nearly 800 complaints (6%).
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Officers say a 55-year-old man from Caerphilly is being questioned on suspicion of raping a child under 14, indecently assaulting children, indecency with children and child cruelty.
Police file additional charges of indecency against suspect
Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules?