In reality, does any state need such a law?
The issue stems from a guy in Massachusetts who was taking pictures up women’s skirts. Basically he was taking photos of something that is open to the public under certain conditions. If you were behind the woman as she was walking up the stairs or as she used a ladder in the law library you might see what he took pictures of.
He got in trouble, at first, but then won his case because there is no law in MA concerning what he did. So MA enacted a law making it illegal.
Does it make sense to have a law to control behavior that only involves taking pictures of more than what one sees at a beach?
Don’t get me wrong. I think the guy was a creep and anyone who takes the photos is a real strange person who has issues but do we need a law?
A better idea would be to pass a law that it is OK for the woman or her boyfriend (or husband) to beat the hell out of the guy if they catch him. If a few of the creeps got the snot kicked out of them the others might think twice.
In any event, a guy with a camera at the beach will get much more exposed private areas than a guy snapping photos up skirts.
And the guy at the beach will not be breaking the law because states of partial nudity are the norm.
We have too many laws that attempt to regulate every aspect of our lives. This one seems to be a knee jerk reaction because the guy, while a creep, did not break any law. So what better way to fix it than to enact one.
A photo of him beaten half to death would probably work much better and save the taxpayers money.
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