A 21 year old Lewis County man takes a leak in a parking lot in Lowville and gets tagged with public urination and public lewdness. They will probably ACD it or plead out to something else, but this young man still has a record. The record of the Internet which potential employers and in-laws will check and discover a sex crime.
Natures call is something not to do in plain view but it's too bad someone has "lewdness" on their Google forever just because they did what's natural except for our social constraints on routine bodily functions. I've had occasional incidents over the years with customers and I don't call the cops, and instead give them a piece of my mind.
The local media has discarded covering routine traffic tickets as a means of shaming. I wonder if its time for this one to go to ?