Friday, March 7, 2014

Upskirting the law

The Slap the Penguin Guest Post Contest is still running and you still have time to enter. For more details about the contest click HERE. This post comes from a reader who only discovered our website a few weeks ago, Eve Summers. Let us know what you think of her entry...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick hastily signed a bill today to make taking upskirt pictures illegal. Taking pictures or video beneath a person's clothing without their permission is now unlawful. This legislature aims to protect the innocent miniskirt and loose shirt wearing population of Massachusetts from the growing popularity of upskirt, downblouse and spycam pictures and videos on the internet.

Upskirt Photography
Say Cheese!
Patrick's bill reverses a court decision to throw out a case against 32 year old Michael Robertson, who was arrested in 2010 after being caught in an undercover upskirt sting operation after he reportedly seen using his cell phone to take improper shots of women riding the MBTA Trolley.

Robertson was charged with 2 counts of 'attempting to secretly photograph a person in a state of partial nudity', which was thrown out on Wednesday because the women's attire did not meet Justice Margot Botsford's opinion of partial nudity.
"A female passenger on a MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is 'partially nude,' no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing." according to Justice Margot Botsford of the state Supreme Judicial Court.
This statement prompted Mass. lawmakers to start writing the new bill on Thursday which Gov. Deval Patrick signed today. The timing of the two rulings gave perverts in cities like Boston, Springfield and Cambridge 24 hours to legally take upskirt pictures and they went crazy with their cameras. Here are some of the images that were taken yesterday during the upskirt amnesty.

Anne Hathaway Upskirt
Anne Hathaway

Britney Spears Upskirt
Britney Spears

Miley Cyrus Upskirt
Miley Cyrus

Derek MacDonald upskirt
Derek MacDonald 
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks.

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Thanks Eve for sending us this guest post, we did enjoy reading it and you are certainly in the top 6 entries so far. If any of you think you can do better, you have until the end of March to enter.

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