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Mass. Court: Subway ‘Upskirt’ Photos Not Illegal

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BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has determined that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not “nude or partially nude.”

The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed charges against Michael Robertson who was arrested in August 2010 by transit police, who set up a sting after getting reports that he was using his cellphone to take photos and video up female rider’s skirts and dresses.

The SJC decision says a woman on the MBTA “wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is `partially nude.”‘

The SJC says while such actions should be illegal, the way state law is written they are not.

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  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    More woman will be going commando now! I seriously fail to realize the seriousness of an upskirt pic as long as the lady has on drawers. I fail to see the attraction of a clothed bottom. If unclothed OK, but these pics are just plain childish.

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    @jack lasalle: And you don’t think they should? You are a special kind of idiot if you think you have the right to assault a person for doing this. You are the criminal, and a violent one who belongs in jail. The perv only needs a shrink.

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    @katelyn Doyle: Why is that Kate? Is what your hiding there that hideous? Because one thing I can assure you is it is not unique, nor are you, I, or anyone here. We are 1 of 350 billion people that ever lived, and there is nothing unique about your pantys, certainly not enough to incite you to violence.

  • Missle1234

    Ed again with your rubbish. You honestly think that this is ok?