Friday, March 21, 2014

skirting the issue

Upskirters rejoiced in Massachusetts earlier this month when the highest court in the state (no less) ruled that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a woman’s clothing.

Say whaa??
Michael Robertson was arrested in a sting on the Boston subway, apprehended using his cell phone to take photos up the dress of a female decoy surveillance officer.

A lower court found Robertson guilty of violating the state “Peeping Tom” law.


So he hired a female lawyer named Michelle Menken to represent him, and they appealed.

Interestingly enough another woman, Justice Margot Botsford of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, let him off.

Technically, there is nothing illegal about this if the person being photographed is not “nude or partially nude.”

Menken argued successfully that women in public have no “reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Since Robertson’s victims were fully clothed, using stealth and a camera to shoot photos up their legs was perhaps a violation of the women, but not a violation of the law. 


Maybe Robertson should shoot up this guy’s skirt next,
 and see how that justice works out.

Have a great weekend!

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