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.
71 Year Old Retired Police Officer Curtis Reeves Shoots & Kills Moviegoer Chad Oulson Over Texting Altercation … Suspect Arrest & Charged with Second Degree Murder
Father’s texting to 3 year old daughter sparks fatal argument …
What has this country come to when texting in a movie theater results in a murder? This was not a result of gang violence or some teenage fight over a girl. The suspect was a retired cop and the victim a dad. UNREAL. Trust me, I think that individuals on cell phones in movie theaters are annoying, but it is hardly worth shooting some one over, but such was the sad case that occurred in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
On Monday during a 1:20 p.m. showing of “Lone Survivor” at a Wesley Chapel, Florida, it started with a father, 43 year old Chad Oulson, texting his 3 year old daughter and ended with 71 year old retired police officer Curtis Reeves firing his .380 caliber, killing Chad Oulson and wounding his wife.
Investigators say two couples had gotten into an argument over noise.
“The victim was on his cell phone; he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation between the suspect and the victim,” Sheriff Chris Nocco explained.
A witness recalled seeing the agitated man — later identified by deputies as Curtis Reeves — get up and leave in an apparent attempt to find a manager. When he came back alone, the argument escalated.
CNN: Dad’s texting to daughter sparks argument, fatal shooting in movie theater.
It started with a father sending text messages to his daughter during the previews of a movie.
It ended with the 43-year-old man shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer in custody.
The shooting Monday during a 1:20 p.m. showing of “Lone Survivor” at a Wesley Chapel, Florida, movie theater escalated from an objection to cell phone use, to a series of arguments, to the sudden and deadly shooting, according to police and witnesses.
As a male moviegoer texted, the man seated behind him objected, and asked the texter to put his phone away.
The man who had been texting, Chad Oulson, got up and turned to Reeves to ask him if he had gone to tell on him for his texting. Oulson reportedly said, in effect: I was just sending a message to my young daughter.
Voices were raised. Popcorn was thrown. And then came something unimaginable — except maybe in a movie. A gun shot.
Oulson was fatally wounded. His wife was hit, too, through the hand as she raised her hand in front of her husband as the shooter drew a handgun.
Chad Oulson and his wife – pic Facebook
A retired Tampa police captain was charged with second-degree murder on Monday for shooting two people in a movie theater after an altercation over texting, the Associated Press reports.
Murder Suspect Curtis Reeves – pic Facebook
UPDATES II: More from The Raw Story.
The 71-year-old former police officer accused of fatally shooting a man at a Wesley Chapel movie theater Monday is scheduled to appear before a judge today.
Curtis Reeves is being held at the Pasco County Central Detention Center in Land O’ Lakes jail on a second-degree murder charge. He is set to appear in court this afternoon and could have bond set.