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Bill toughens law on visual sexual aggression against children in Maine
Seacoastonline.com ^ | April 6, 2008 | Dave Choate

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; children; sexcrime; sexoffender
1984 alive and well!!

Thought police, speech police...now VISION.

Expect sales of blinders to soar.

1 posted on 04/15/2008 8:57:44 AM PDT by OnRightOnLeftCoast
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
A thread from yesterday discussed kids sending naked pictures of themselves to other kids. In some circles this is considered distributing child pornography. I believe the police attitude was "Not such a big deal. It's just kids."

But adults? Looking at kids walking down the street? Throw away the key!!!!

2 posted on 04/15/2008 9:01:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

Why not break out the Burkas?


3 posted on 04/15/2008 9:01:10 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (1/2 " Typical White Person " and 1/2 " Garlic nosed Italian")
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

Who would determine whether an adult was looking for his child in a crowd, or leering at children in general?


4 posted on 04/15/2008 9:02:42 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
Thought crime does not entail death; thoughtcrime is death.
5 posted on 04/15/2008 9:03:23 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

Well obviously you shouldn’t be enjoying the enthusiasm of youth, or even watch them play—you could be thinking horrible things!!! /s


6 posted on 04/15/2008 9:03:31 AM PDT by republicanequestrian
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
The law is so blatantly and obviously unconstitutional that it would never survive even the mildest civil liberties challenge. It is interesting, though, that the impetus for the case was a complaint in Ogunquit, which happens to be a very Gay-friendly town.
7 posted on 04/15/2008 9:04:07 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
Under the bill, if someone is arrested for viewing children in a public place, it would be a Class D felony if the child is between 12 to 14 years old and a Class C felony if the child is under 12, according to Alexander.

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.

8 posted on 04/15/2008 9:04:39 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

‘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.


9 posted on 04/15/2008 9:04:44 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

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.


10 posted on 04/15/2008 9:09:42 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
1984 alive and well!!

Thought police, speech police...now VISION.

Well, it looks like the end of THESE THINGS!


11 posted on 04/15/2008 9:09:47 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
"Under the bill, if someone is arrested for viewing children in a public place, it would be a Class D felony if the child is between 12 to 14 years old and a Class C felony if the child is under 12, according to Alexander."

"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!!..."

12 posted on 04/15/2008 9:11:05 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

They’ll find some other way to come after you. Thou shalt not commit thoughtcrimes against the State, comrade.


13 posted on 04/15/2008 9:13:16 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

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.


14 posted on 04/15/2008 9:13:48 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

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.


15 posted on 04/15/2008 9:20:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: The Great RJ

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.


16 posted on 04/15/2008 9:27:33 AM PDT by liege
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To: All
New crime classification: PIP - Peering in Public

Penalty: Eyes gouged out?

Seriously though, does this law doom AMBER alerts? "But officer...."

17 posted on 04/15/2008 9:29:01 AM PDT by OnRightOnLeftCoast (I'm Republican because I don't qualify for welfare)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Goodbye Little League...who is going to watch the playground?

Exactly. Now you're considered a perv if you stop to watch Pee Wee Baseball but you don't have a kid playing.

18 posted on 04/15/2008 9:31:15 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Smokin' Joe
The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

They took it over a long time ago. While we weren't looking.

19 posted on 04/15/2008 9:31:36 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

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.


20 posted on 04/15/2008 9:41:42 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: tatsinfla

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.


21 posted on 04/15/2008 9:48:49 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
Those who peer at children in public could find themselves on the wrong side of the law in Maine soon

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.

Sheesh.

22 posted on 04/15/2008 9:53:44 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

It is things like this about society that creep me out sometimes.


23 posted on 04/15/2008 9:55:21 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: D_Idaho

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.


24 posted on 04/15/2008 10:06:35 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

That’s the idea... make criminals of us all.

Obviously, we can’t be trusted.


25 posted on 04/15/2008 10:15:26 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Not Your Ordinary Crustacean.)
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To: tatsinfla
This case has gone before the Taliban Supreme Court and was upheld unanimously. Case closed.
26 posted on 04/15/2008 10:20:49 AM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance. Will Rogers)
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast

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!)


27 posted on 04/15/2008 10:23:19 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: OnRightOnLeftCoast
Isn't this the same state where a school district voted to distribute birth control pills to girls as young as 11 and 12 years old?
28 posted on 04/15/2008 10:39:56 AM PDT by mtg
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To: rock_lobsta; tatsinfla

The ultimate goal of power-mad statists.


29 posted on 04/15/2008 10:47:22 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: andy58-in-nh

Well, since the ACLU is supporting NAMBLA, it should be a shoo-in for them to fight this law. Notice I said “should”.


30 posted on 04/20/2008 2:03:04 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: KrisKrinkle

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.


31 posted on 04/20/2008 2:05:26 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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