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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.

Should 'Upskirting' Photos Be Illegal in Mass.?
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.

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