Should 'Upskirting' Photos Be Illegal in Mass.?

The state's highest court said an Andover man charged with taking upskirt photos of women on the subway did not violate state law.

File photo.
File photo.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court this week ruled that an Andover man charged with taking photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law.

Michael Robertson was arrested in August 2010. Police set up a sting operation after receiving reports that he was taking upskirt photos, according to WCVB-TV.

The court ruled that Robertson did not violate the law because the women were not nude, according to WCVB.

In response, two women belonging to The Brave Girls Alliance, an advocacy group, started a petition demanding that upskirt photos be made illegal.

"They are a gross violation of privacy," wrote Rebecca Hains and Lori Day. "Other states including New York and Florida have explicit laws criminalizing public upskirting. Massachusetts needs to correct this oversight quickly."

Should upskirting photos be made illegal in Massachusetts? Share your opinion in the comments.
jirkyrick March 07, 2014 at 01:40 PM
In honor of St Patricks day, what about Up-Kilting, has this been adressed
mardi sawyer March 07, 2014 at 01:51 PM
You are FUNNY, jerkyrick! I suppose that is a legitimate question! LOL!!
Spanky Simian March 07, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Jirkyrick you are confusing Mics with Macs. I am obviously both so I can say that. We made those words ours to take it away from the man, and yes it will be a 15 yard penalty if used on the playing field.
Gretchen Robinson March 07, 2014 at 06:27 PM
Never thought the front page of the newspaper would have something so puerile on it. It's harassment of women, for one. Glad the Mass. House passed a bill against it. Common sense and common decency is long gone I guess.
Tisiphone March 08, 2014 at 08:46 AM
Just thinking of Sharon Stone's famous "leg crossover" scene in "Basic Instinct", can we still watch that movie in Massachusetts. She claims to have slapped the director when she saw it on screen.


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