According to a new law here in Texas, if you take photographs that are “lewd, suggestive, or to be used for sexual gratification” of a person without their consent, you have committed a crime. Now mind you, the law doesn’t bother to say what is lewd, suggestive or can be used for sexual gratification. I however, have a question about this whole process. Who’s to say what can and can’t be used for sexual gratification? There’s a fetish for almost anything you can imagine.
Some of the things that people have fetishes about I find pretty digusting myself. I used to work in the ER and I’ve seen what happens when fetishes go bad, but that’s a story for another time. All that aside, the Southlake Police Department has decided that taking photos of a baloon on a table involves a sexual fetish. Photos of a crowd also involve a sexual fetish. Hmmm…I can’t find anything on Google about it, so I’m thinking that it can’t be THAT common. I mean, if the porn sites haven’t tapped the market…..
My suspicion is that this applies only in the eyes of the police officer involved, one Lieutenant Ashleigh Douglas (a.k.a. Barbie Fife). Personally, I think that what’s going on here is a psychological phenomenon called projection. My personal suspicion is that she is somehow attracted to or aroused by these images and finds them “sexually gratifying” in some way herself. How else do you explain the fact that she appeared on a local TV station stating that she had arrested a man for taking “sexually gratifying images” of a local Octoberfest celebration? Like beauty, it’s in the eye of the beholder, right????