Skip to comments.Bill toughens law on visual sexual aggression against children in Maine
Posted on 04/15/2008 8:57:44 AM PDT by OnRightOnLeftCoast
Those who peer at children in public could find themselves on the wrong side of the law in Maine soon...
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Thought police, speech police...now VISION.
Expect sales of blinders to soar.
But adults? Looking at kids walking down the street? Throw away the key!!!!
Why not break out the Burkas?
Who would determine whether an adult was looking for his child in a crowd, or leering at children in general?
Well obviously you shouldn’t be enjoying the enthusiasm of youth, or even watch them playyou could be thinking horrible things!!! /s
Goodbye Little League...who is going to watch the playground?
Frankly, this makes no sense to me. "viewing?"
How about a lifeguard?
"Honest officer, he looked at me real hard."
A FELONY? Say what????
No more witnesses to juvenile crime, because it is a FELONY to look?
The lunatics have taken over the asylum.
‘I believe the police attitude was “Not such a big deal. It’s just kids.”’
A form of Entrapment. Let the kids do it and get comfortable with it and in the habit of doing it. Then when they turn into adults come down on them like an anvil dropped from the top of a ten story building.
This is why I try to stay at home as much as possible. Any group that has power like the police or the TSA go out of their way to harass you just because they have the power to do so and it’s a cheap thrill for them.
Thought police, speech police...now VISION.
Well, it looks like the end of THESE THINGS!
"Oh look, that little girl looks just like my granddaughter, she has the same dimples and everything, how CUTE is tha... Huh? Hey, what, why are you putting cuffs on me??... a FELONY stare!!..."
They’ll find some other way to come after you. Thou shalt not commit thoughtcrimes against the State, comrade.
Had a perv sit behind a large crowd of kids at a Harry Potter flick. I sat behind him and ^constantly^ reminded him I was there. He left soon after the house lights went out.
What constitutes “viewing” a child? Is a glance enough? If when driving I see a child in a school crosswalk am I to look away? Obviously there should be no viewing of gymnastic meets, little league games, basketball games or school programs by anyone even parents. I seriously doubt a teacher could look at their students under this ridiculous standard. This bill is asinine.
I was recently taking pictures at an ice rink for my daughters birthday party; taking pictures of the people in the the party. This woman kept walking by me and giving me dirty looks. I just ignored her, but it made me feel dirty, like I was doing something wrong.
Penalty: Eyes gouged out?
Seriously though, does this law doom AMBER alerts? "But officer...."
Exactly. Now you're considered a perv if you stop to watch Pee Wee Baseball but you don't have a kid playing.
They took it over a long time ago. While we weren't looking.
if memory serves me right wasn’t there a movie i think with travolta that somehow they saw the future and who was thinking or planning to committ a crime. then they would find that person before the crime was committed and arrest them, convict them and incarcerate them for thier thoughts.
Minority Report- Not a bad flick really.
I suppose it’s only a matter of time until you can get arrested for thinking. Orwell should be required reading for everyone.
Uh. . .what? I love little kids. I often watch them in restaurants, etc just because they are so darned cute (and I have no grandchildren of my own to fawn over yet). I guess I'm a criminal, according to Maine.
It is things like this about society that creep me out sometimes.
thanks and yes wasn’t a bad flick at all. should make people stop and think about what is happening. i read an editorial last year that said our gov’t is quietly passing new laws each day that most of us know nothing about and therefore on a daily basis we are breaking them. it is just a matter of time before we all have some type of criminal record and are in the system. he called it criminalizing america. wake up people before it is too late is all i have to say.
That’s the idea... make criminals of us all.
Obviously, we can’t be trusted.
This year I’m doing a daily photo blog where I take and post at least one picture every day of the year (FR mail me if you’d like the URL). Last week when I left work I noticed a young girl doing flips on a trampoline, maybe 10 or so years old. I thought that would make a neat photo.
So, I went up to the porch of the house and asked the man there (who I turned out to be her father) if he minded if I took a picture of his daughter. After a quick explanation of who I was it was not much to my surprise that he said he’d rather I didn’t.
I didn’t think much of it but it bothered me for a while that it has come to this. It is just assumed that I am up to no good when I’m a male adult and children are involved. Really is a shame... (and I bet I would’ve got some great pictures, too!)
The ultimate goal of power-mad statists.
Well, since the ACLU is supporting NAMBLA, it should be a shoo-in for them to fight this law. Notice I said “should”.
If this law passes constitutional muster, then would they kids have to be banned from wearing tight and skimpy clothing? Of course not. They’d basically become the modern-day Hitler Youth.