These days it seems like everyone is a "photographer." But do you know who's definitely a photographer? A pedophile. Yeah, that's right. You know all those creepy, mouth-breathing dudes hanging around the park, photographing moments in the milieu of urban life? Those "artists"? Did you ever think that they might be sexual predators satisfying their criminal lust for photos of young children? Well, New Jersey did.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to photograph a minor in situations where "a reasonable parent or guardian would not expect his child to be the subject of such reproduction." Is this constitutional? Definitely not. In face, it's so flagrantly unconstitutional that Jersey lawmakers are considering revising the measure to illegalize only photographs taken where a child's crotch (clothed or unclothed) is visible. Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande said, "If we narrow the scope of what we're talking about and perhaps put in something that really speaks to the predatory nature we're speaking of, our statute would be more likely to be held constitutional."
Gone are the glory days when child molesters could wantonly snap pictures at their local playground, claiming to be a very serious professional photographer. However, if you're a guy trying to bang a totally legal lady, the best way into her pants is still your digital SLR.