Should nudity laws apply to toddlers?

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Jeff Edelstein is a columnist for the Trentonian newspaper. He was at the beach with his family in Spring Lake, New Jersey when he was approached by a beach supervisor.

Without identifying himself, the supervisor called a cop, who let Edelstein off with a verbal warning. What was his crime? Public nudity.

But neither Edelstein nor his wife were the offenders. Those would be Edelstein’s son and daughter, ages 2 and 4, whose parents had stripped them out of their bathing suits to clean the sand off of them. Edelstein penned two columns (one, two) about the incident this week.  I spoke with Jeff Edelstein about the incident.

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