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'Upskirt' ban in Massachusetts signed into law
CNN ^ | March 7, 2014 | Jessica Ravitz

Posted on 03/09/2014 3:39:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

(CNN) -- Modern-day peeping Toms in Massachusetts, the sorts who get their thrills snapping "upskirt" photos on crowded subways, now have their behavior criminalized.

Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill Friday, according to his office, making photographing or recording video under a person's clothing -- think down a blouse or up a skirt -- a misdemeanor.

"The legislation makes the secret photographing, videotaping, or electronically surveiling of another person's sexual or other intimate parts, whether under or around a person's clothing or when a reasonable person would believe that the person's intimate parts would not be visible to the public, a crime," Patrick's office said in a prepared statement.

The crime is punishable by up 2½ years in jail or a fine of up to $5,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: napl
The ACLU is judge-shopping even as we speak.
1 posted on 03/09/2014 3:39:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
In other news, Bill Clinton has cancelled all his scheduled appearances in Massachusetts.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 3:40:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This kind of behavior used to be good for a but kicking.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 3:43:32 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: exnavy

At least.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 3:45:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows


5 posted on 03/09/2014 3:48:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: exnavy
Little boys used to chase little girls home from school and lift up the back of their dresses when they got close ...

I never had active ink wells, so I don't know about puttin' the pigtails of the girl in front of you IN them ... but Nancy Smith hated Fluffernutters and loved PBJ's and that's all I ever had so ... we traded ... and became good .... I mean GOOD ... friends .... in the first grade.


What was the name of that book ... "Everything I Needed To Know I Learned In Kindergarten" ?

6 posted on 03/09/2014 3:49:34 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: JoeProBono

I hope that kitty isn’t from Massachusetts.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 3:52:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Now I know why the TSA bought all that dynamite.
Deval just signed a law making their nude-o-cam machine illegal.
Read the text about “ or when a reasonable person would believe that the person’s intimate parts would not be visible to the public”.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 4:03:43 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Massachusetts government officials are not noted for following the law.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 4:23:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So as the weather warms in Mass of two $h!t$. Woman can comfortably go ‘Commando’ without fear of Peewee Hermans shoe mirrors


11 posted on 03/09/2014 4:30:46 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Darksheare
Good catch ... and makes my smart ass remark(s) infantile.

Logan must be a real nightmare.

12 posted on 03/09/2014 4:31:29 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

Winner Technology? What an appropriate name.../s


13 posted on 03/09/2014 4:35:36 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Vaquero

I’m sure it’ll work just as well as their gun control.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Darksheare
Look at Darksheare's #9.

Just as some dims are rejecting their leader, some may be switching on a light here and there.

15 posted on 03/09/2014 4:44:15 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; knarf

I went to a Catholic parochial school in NYC 50 something years ago. Little girls were ‘talked to’ by the nuns if they wore mirror shiny patent leather shoes.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 4:51:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I think there was a musical about that.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 4:55:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Here’s the REAL problem . . . stairwells. I heard stories from a female family member tback when ALL that were available in the clothing stores (’60s) were pants and VERY short skirts. The girls would descend down the stairwells, and the boys would leer up from the bottom. She opted for the pants.

My wife makes most of my girls’ clothes, and a good deal of her own, despite better market conditions these days.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 4:57:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: knarf

>What was the name of that book ... “Everything I Needed To Know I Learned In Kindergarten” ?

I prefer “Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned on STAR TREK (TOS)”

Watch the episode “Charlie X”.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 5:16:31 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah. Sounds familiar. But there was an interesting dynamic with the nuns in those days. And between the sexes it was hush hush but we found out what the nuns said to the girls on the qt. When the nuns had to deal with the pubescent boys we were sent to one of the parish priests who read us the riot act. Usually it caused us to laugh our butts off once out of foddas presence.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 5:18:23 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
True story;

I came home late from school one 14 year old day because me and a girl went 'necking' in the woods.

I came home with a hickey and my mother hit the roof, pushed me into the car and raced to the parish priest.

I forget everything ever said in that meeting (with my mother presaent) except this incredulous statement from the priest ...

"And ... and ... she BIT you ?"

No skirt ... it was no bite.

21 posted on 03/09/2014 5:53:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve known about this practice for years and have wondered what kind of thrill does the sicko who does it get? Pornography has always been available for purchase.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 5:57:42 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How did we ever reach this point of insanity?


23 posted on 03/09/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Catholic school girls with patent leather shoes may be interested to know this.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 6:01:26 AM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The judge who made the stupid ruling should be removed from office.


25 posted on 03/09/2014 6:03:44 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Foolishness....... technology rules


26 posted on 03/09/2014 6:04:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Slings and Arrows

On a funny note, if it were used exclusivley as it pertains to the women of the democratic party it wouldnt be an issue because thier wouldnt be a market for it


27 posted on 03/09/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Upskirtaphobes!

God does not make mistakes!These people were born that way! How does it actually “hurt” your marriage if these pic are taken anyway? LTBQ will now add a U. Hate is not a family value! CPAC is preparing to invite them!

/s


28 posted on 03/09/2014 6:30:27 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: knarf

my own experience at that age, turned me away from the church for decades.

I held back when I was offered the holiest of holies....I had visions of some sort of demonic future in the fiery pits.......
after that I kicked myself in the butt for years for missing that opportunity, but truth be known that girl wound up ‘in trouble’ from another boy some months later, and as an ignorant/immature 14 years old I am sure I wouldn’t have known how to be ‘safe’ or how or where to buy protection even if I did know....

that was 51 years ago....I still consider myself RC thought I am sure the Church wouldn’t. I have a my own set of rules.

I am a Hybrid Catholic....and I am sure I will get taken to the woodshed by some here for saying it.


29 posted on 03/09/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
While those who would take up-skirt pictures creep me out, I wonder at what the ban really does. Most women's underwear cover more than a bikini bottom and I wonder about those who wear skirts without underwear - have caught a glimpse of a few over the years who forgot to sit properly. Kind of like a woman who wears a sheer blouse without bra and gets upset when someone glances at their highly visible nipples.

Would be a better law to decriminalize a physically painful reaction to those who snap such pics - amnesty for the victim, her husband/boyfriend, and anyone withing 10' of the incident when it was discovered.....let them know they can take the pics if so driven, but they should be prepared to swallow some teeth and blood when they get caught.

30 posted on 03/09/2014 6:50:13 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Vaquero
I am a Hybrid Catholic

a.k.a. a Protestant. At least, be honest.

31 posted on 03/09/2014 6:51:07 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The only reason that I can figure why women wear skirts is so men can look up them. So womens’ only gripe here is that they want to control who gets to do the looking.


32 posted on 03/09/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Oh deer!


33 posted on 03/09/2014 7:01:07 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: don-o

there is no protestant church I am interested in(I am not protesting anything....just living my life the way I see fit...no need to go against the rules of one more denomination)

it is a familial thing....most Catholics I know are hybrid of one sort or another...My family and my wife’s family have been RC since forever....

a friend who is very Irish and his wife were not allowed to get married in a catholic church because of previous divorces and it was too expensive for them to go through the RC annulment process. but they raised their kids RC and sent them to Catholic school to boot.

I avoid receiving the sacrament, and usually only go once or twice a year....and by just looking at the church parking lot on Christmas or Easter compared to the most other Sundays I would say I am in good(or bad?) company.

Hypocrite? probably... but I do not care what others think, so its no skin off of my neck....


34 posted on 03/09/2014 7:02:14 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey, have they just made the TSA body scanners illegal?


35 posted on 03/09/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: Vaquero

I admire your integrity in not receiving the Sacrament. That shows a respect for the Church that grows less and less to judge from the long lines at Communion and the short lines at Confession..

And, of course, you can identify any way you choose.


36 posted on 03/09/2014 7:11:08 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Daffynition

He’s bucking the law!


37 posted on 03/09/2014 7:11:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They had to wait until Ted Kennedy was dead to pass this law.


38 posted on 03/09/2014 7:17:27 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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39 posted on 03/09/2014 7:33:42 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: OldPossum
"I’ve known about this practice for years and have wondered what kind of thrill does the sicko who does it get?"

I've always considered it, sort of a PG version of rape. They're taking something from the photographed person without their permission, and that gets them their jollies.

40 posted on 03/09/2014 7:40:33 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: knarf

Little boys used to chase little girls home from school and lift up the back of their dresses when they got close
.......

Of course we break them of that habit long before they an age that is double-digits.


41 posted on 03/09/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Men have had sex with women and with men; with little girls and young boys; with a single partner and in large groups; with total strangers and immediate family members; and with a variety of domesticated animals. They have achieved orgasm with inanimate objects such as leather, shoes, and other pieces of clothing, through urinating and defecating on each other (interested readers can see a photograph of the former at select art museums exhibiting the works of the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe); by dressing in women's garments; by watching other human beings being tortured; by fondling children of either sex; by listening to a woman's disembodied voice (e.g., "phone sex"); and, of course, by looking at pictures of bodies or parts of bodies. There is little, animate or inanimate, that has not excited some men to orgasm. --Dennis Prager
42 posted on 03/09/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Slings and Arrows
Being an adult man, I don't understand the appeal of peeping. Taking unauthorized pictures and being a wanker is rather creepy. Those are the types of people I expect to see on a future episode of Forensic Files.
43 posted on 03/09/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Daffynition


44 posted on 03/09/2014 9:05:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
LOL...unleash the....


45 posted on 03/09/2014 9:57:49 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

“STOP, CRIMINAL SCUM!”


46 posted on 03/09/2014 11:44:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Semper ubi sub ubi.


47 posted on 03/09/2014 12:21:08 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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