Photographing Boobs and Bums is ok
The police had no complaints from any of the women, who did not know that Standeven was photographing them walking and exercising, but it had a complaint from a man who said he was “disgusted” when he saw what Standeven was doing.
These are photos in the open in public places.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Kathy Pomfrett told the defended hearing: “The sheer number of photographs of females’ bottoms and breasts are enough for us to continue with the prosecution.”
This is feminist logic at its worst in our police force.
If I was offended that a female was walking around with her phone taking pictures of male butts and suggested to the Police that she should be prosecuted on the basis of the number of images on her phone I’d be laughed at and rightly so.
However, the appeal succeeded because the JPs were misdirected about the law.
Judge Farish said Standeven was at the park to take photographs. He did not hide or disguise himself.
“The photographs show (in my opinion) some fairly poor photography and in no way could they be described as salacious or offensive,” she said.
How this even made it past a couple of JP’s even is an embarrassment to the intelligence our Justice system.