OK, here I go. Head first into the big dispute. I think the LCP II is safe to carry with 1 in the chamber. I would not recommend it be done by someone new to fire arms. However, I do think that experienced firearms owners that handle their guns frequently and are well aware of the potential dangers, can carry it safely.
As far as new shooters, I do not think that they should carry at all until they are thoroughly familiar with their gun and all safety practices are done without thinking.
I think pocket carry with the LCP or II II is out of the question. Drawing from a pocket is never as smooth and clean enough.
Just my humble opinion.