ARE YOU KIDDING ME … REMEMBER WHEN LAWS USED TO PROTECT OR PROVIDE JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIM?
How can it be that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law? Massachusetts highest court ruled the following on Wednesday, “A female passenger on a MBTA 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.” The Court overruled a lower court and stated that the State law “does not apply to photographing (or videotaping or electronically surveilling) persons who are fully clothed and, in particular, does not reach the type of upskirting that the defendant is charged with attempting to accomplish on the MBTA.” Unbelievable! What ever happened to intent? Hell, what ever happened to Justice?
Just curious, what would have happened if he was doing this on a play ground?
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, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday.
The Supreme Judicial Court overruled a lower court that had upheld 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 riders’ skirts and dresses.
The ruling immediately prompted top Beacon Hill lawmakers to pledge to update state law.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court’s justice is not only blind, it’s stupid as well.
Steven Powell, Father in Law of missing Utah Mother Susan Powell Could be Released from Prison in Less than 1 Year Despite Conviction on 14 Voyeurism Counts of Little Girls
Talk about the punishment not fitting the crime … this story just gets worse and worse.
Steven Powell, the father-in-law of missing Utah mom Susan Powell, could actually be released from prison in less than one year even though he was convicted of 14 voyeurism counts. More to the point, he was taking pics and video of two under age neighbor girls. Even though prosecutors asked for 10 years, the judge gave him a slap on the wrist and only sentenced this perv to 2-1/2 years which will translate into less than a year. How sick. I still cannot comprehend how processing child porn got him such a weak sentence. One has to wonder, what is more perverse, Steven Powell taking pics of little girls or the punishment handed down as so-called Justice?
Steven Powell, left – Susan Powell, rt.
The father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell may be released from prison in less than a year, despite being convicted of 14 voyeurism counts.
Steven Powell was sentenced earlier this month to 2 1/2 years in prison for recording images of two neighbor girls in their bathroom. After factoring for time served, good time and reductions because he is a nonviolent offender, the state has calculated his potential release date as May 23, 2013.
Prosecutors had asked for Powell to be sentenced to 10 years.
Susan Powellwent missing and was last seen the evening of December 6, 2008. She has never been seen or heard from since. Josh Powell, the husband and main suspect in the disappearance of Susan Powell, would later kill himself and his two children in a fiery blaze murder-suicide.
Steven Powell, Father-in-Law of Missing Utah Woman Susan Powell Sentenced to 2 1/2 years in Prison for Recording Images of Two Underage Neighbor Girls
PERV ALERT II …
Steven Powell, the father in law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for recording images of two neighbor girls in their bathroom in Washington state. Among the 1000′s of pics recovered during the search for missing Susan Powell, included the neighbor girls, who were about 8 and 10 when the images were recorded taking baths and in the bathroom. 2 and 1/2 years … that’s it!!! How can the possession of child pornography only garner such a low sentence? Sadly, could it could not be determined when the pics were taken and Washington state did not make voyeurism a ranked felony in 2006.
The mother of Steven Powell’s victims was trembling and tearful in court as she stood with her back to him and said she’s still waiting for an apology.
“You’ve sat there smugly and acted as though it’s perfectly normal to have committed your crimes,” she said. “I’m so angry. I’m angry for the hurt you caused my children. You caused them embarrassment and heartache.”
Powell, wearing a gray jail uniform, declined to speak.
Pierce County prosecutors had asked for Powell, 62, to be sentenced to 10 years. His attorneys sought zero to 12 months, saying it’s not clear exactly when Powell took the pictures, and it could have been before the state made voyeurism a ranked felony in 2006.
What a sick and twisted family. Among the images recovered from Steve Powell’s home were many of Susan Powell that appeared to have been filmed without her knowledge. Also discovered were journals in which Steve Powell detailed his obsession with Susan Powell. Steven Powell’s son, Josh Powell, killed himself and his two young sons in a February fire at a home in Graham. Josh Powell was the prime suspect in Susan Powell’s disappearance.