Local citizens in Asheville, North Carolina are demanding an
investigation of an event at the town square involving improperly
Dr. Carl Mumpower, a local psychologist, tells OneNewsNow it is
the second year in a row that women have taken
part in the "Go Topless" event.
"We were hopeful that this
year would be different than last year," he remarks. "Our police
were not on the job last year and let a lot of bad things go on,
including sexual performance on our city fountain and sexual
performance in front of kids."
Even though attendance this year was down 90 percent -- a
reflection of the majority view of the city's residents -- Dr.
Mumpower says the public is concerned because the 14 police
officers on the scene did absolutely nothing to deter the
"I'm disturbed that the police, they seem to have a no big
deal attitude about this," he laments. "You know, the
number-one job of public authorities is to protect themselves.
Number two is protecting the rest of us. And I'm sorry it's that
way, but that's the American reality today, and it's always
disturbing when I see that brought to life in a real way like
Dr. Mumpower has gone through the formal procedure of lodging a
citizen complaint against police for failing to enforce the
The topless event is associated with the Raelian Movement.