I have mixed feelings on this. I can't stand perverts who use their cameras to take pictures of people in public for the purpose of sexual gratification, but the problem here is determining what is on a person's mind when he takes a picture. Accusing someone of a sex crime, based on pictures he or she took in public, is to assume that sexual gratification was the reason, even though you have no idea what that person is thinking. That, folks, is prosecution for a "thought crime" that might not even exist, and of course this should be unconstitutional. This ruling, BTW, does not affect the prosecution of scumbags who take pictures of women in bathrooms, where an expection of privacy does exist. Those POS can rot in prison, preferably in the general population.HOUSTON (KTRK) --
The Harris County District Attorney's office is reviewing cases following a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision that tossed out part of the law banning improper photography in public places.
By an 8-1 vote Wednesday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the decision of an intermediate state appeals court, ruling that the state ban on "improper photography" is too broad and violated First Amendment free-speech rights.
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