2 years in Jail for taking pictures?

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    Jesus Christ they are going so far overboard with these guys. Sure they are scum but we violate so many constitutional rights everytime we make a law against them and set normal law abiding citizens up for a world of hurt in the future.

    http://www.nbc5i.com/news/5086442/detail.html

    Now i assume we just take the word of the police that these were of a "sexual nature." However, if a cop really had something against someone, they could use anyone of these dumb laws to send you to jail. Taking a picture of people? You could say any picture really is of a sexual nature to someone if stretched it enough. Same thing with the DUI laws. DUI is pretty much the equivalent of drinking 1 cup of cough syrup anymore in most states and you lose your license and goto jail for up to 5 years.

    We're losing our grip on reality here people. We're witnessing the minority report. We're charging people with crimes before crimes have been committed. If that man posts these pictures on the internet without the consent of the individuals involved then he has committed a crime. But taking their picture in public? Nearly ALL public pictures involve someone getting their picture taken that doesnt want it to be taken or is unaware that they are taken.

    The cops merely used this "taking pictures of children" to paint this guy as a scumbag (which he very well might be) in order to avoid anyone saying, "Why are they arresting someone for taking a picture?" ITs how 90% of the laws in this country get passed. "Think of the children" :puke3:
     
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    Did they show any of the pics? If so, common sense would dictate whether or not they're of a sexual nature. If they are, fry the bastard.
     
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    Common sense is extinct.
     
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    This is idiotic. With micro-cameras and phone cameras it is possible to take photos without anybody even knowing. After the unwinnable "War on Drugs" and "War on Terror" what's next, "War on Photos"? Is Bush going to start a Dept. of Camera Security? Camera Security Agency? What the fuck? Don't we have something more important to focus on, pun intended.
     
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    How did Bush get involved in this pitiful attempt to curtail sex predators?
     
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    Not in my little corner of the world.
     
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    OK, let's just say "the President", any president. My point is of course, let's use our resources for something better. I actually don't think anybody can pose for sexual photos without their knowledge. Have you posed for sexual photos inadvertently?
     
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    A president had absolutley nothing to do with this news story.
     
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    Stop being obtuse. I didn't say he did. I asked whether that's next.
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    Heres some interesting general info. on public photography.
    short pdf download at bottom of first text give more detail.
    It does not address Texas, but does mention local laws.
    http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm
     

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