The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, today ruled, that it is not illegal to take a picture up the skirt of an unwilling female in public. Once again making Massachusetts the laughingstock of the nation.
WBZ TV has the story.
Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law.
The State Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed charges against Michael Robertson of Andover, who was arrested in August 2010 by Transit Police.
The SJC said there were certain things that the state had to prove, and none was proven under current law to be illegal.
That the defendant willfully photographed, videotaped, or electronically surveilled; the subject was another person who was nude or partially nude; the defendant did so with the intent to secretly conduct or hide his photographing activity; the defendant conducted such activity when the other person was in a place and circumstance where the person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy in not being “so photographed”; and the defendant did so without the other person’s knowledge or consent.
The SJC ruled that those criteria were not all met, and that if you wear a skirt in public, there is no expectation of privacy because you are not nude, or partially nude.
The SJC did suggest that, like other states, the legislature should update our laws.
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