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Father Labeled a 'Pervert' for Taking Pictures of Own Children in Park

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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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Father Labeled a 'Pervert' for Taking Pictures of Own Children in Park


www.foxnews.com

Gary Crutchley, 39, was photographing his two youngest sons Cory, 7, and Miles, 5, on an inflatable slide when a woman running the slide asked that he stop. When he protested, other families waiting on the slide line also demanded he put the camera away.
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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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What is the world coming to, it seems like everyone is afraid of everything. I don't see what would be so interesting about kids on a playground anyways for a potential child abuser. This just seems a little over the top...

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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:03 PM
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This is crazy... I guess the US is not alone in being saddled with a media-driven culture of fear, the UK seems to be in the same boat. Not hugely surprising considering how the leadership & media in both countries work together to create it.

The original Daily Mail article has a little more detail.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:11 PM
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As far as I know, there is no law against taking pictures in the park.


I would have told them that if they were concerned, they should call the authorities. Then I would have continued snapping photos of my kids playing.

If they don't like it, they should feel free to leave. No one likes a crowded playground anyway.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:14 PM
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This is proof that the plan is working.

Fear is the ultimate weapon. As long as you are afraid that your neighbor is a rapist, or a pederast, or a murderer, you're much less likely to stand beside him and accept him as a brother.

These people should be ashamed of themselves.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:26 PM
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Notice how just one woman quickly gained a group of people against this man for truly no reason?
How easy it is to herd the sheep.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by gdfather

I don't see what would be so interesting about kids on a playground anyways for a potential child abuser.


Taking the Devils Advocate on this statement - we'll never know Child Abuser's find interesting - or why they do, unless of course we share the same mind-set. No one can know what goes on in another persons' mind. Although - that might make life easier sometimes...

Predators find joy just in watching their subjects, and who knows what they want to do with those pictures...The parents had a right to be concerned, however, he also is allowed to take pictures of his kids, and especially when he TOLD them that they were his children - that should have eased their minds, and they should have backed off. Did the women not see him at the park interacting with his children? It sounds to me like someone overrreaccted...there was no need for name calling.

Edited to add: The second article, mentioned that he SHOWED them the pictures on his camera so they could see his children were the only ones he was taking pictures of.
- Carrot

[edit on 7/15/2008 by CA_Orot]



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:42 PM
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Personally, If that man was me I'd be furious and those people would have never heard the end of it. To tell a man he is a pervert for taking pictures of his children enjoying life, I rank that up there with saying something like, WW2 never happened. Honestly now folks, how are you gonna look your nieghbor in the eye and call him a pervert for taking pictures of his kids. Plenty of people take pictures of thier kids, its a sentimental thing, to capture a time of happiness for all eternity. To take such a thing away from a person is just the same as telling him that he cant have his kids, or see them ever again in my book. For all they know, this is man who could be divorced and only gets to see his kids once in a blue moon, so he's taking a couple of pictures so he can feel like his kids are always with him. It disgusts me to see people so wrapped up in thier own fears they can't stop to think rationally for even a moment.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 06:47 PM
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lol, they would have had to call the cops on me if I was in that guys shoes...



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 07:52 PM
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I suppose that if these so called women were in Disney Park or other amusement parks that no one could have a camera and take pictures being afraid that its a pervert. Yes, this is getting out of hand in the UK. Never hears of it here in the US. Hopefully not. The camera industry would go broke. Maybe someone should tell them that they have pictures of their own children and that they are perverts as well. As a matter of fact, outlaw any pictures of any sort if they had their way. Imagine seeing no pictures of anyone at all anymore. Ban all books with pictures and throw them in a barn fire. What a very sad world this would be.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 07:59 PM
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Wow. I'm thinking back to my childhood when not ONE child was exempt from having those baby pictures of his/herself trotted out....the one where you're stark naked and laying on a blanket pulling up on your 2 little arms?

PLEASE! I may be calling the wrath of God down upon myself with this next statement but...as a parent, there really is nothing cuter to me than watching my toddler try and run away from me stark naked. All pudgy limbs and dimples- something about seeing the full human body in those tiny proportions makes me giggle with pride, joy and love. What kind of pervert AM I?
Yikes, bone-chilling.
I don't stand a chance in the park!



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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Photographers and the law



DPP -v- Jones (1999): The Court recognised that the public may enjoy a public highway for any reasonable purpose, provided it does not amount to public or private nuisance or obstruct the highway "by unreasonably impeding the primary right of the public to pass and re-pass: within these qualifications there is a public right of peaceful assembly on the highway."


The women would of got told to frog offski and mind her own business. The sheep, the sheep they bleat in unison when they are programmed with the fear response.

Shame on them for acting like little fascist stasi agents. Divide and rule i think its called.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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More proof humans are regressing back to monkeys. It will not be long before the news starts reporting of people throwing their feces.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by Arbydol
Wow. I'm thinking back to my childhood when not ONE child was exempt from having those baby pictures of his/herself trotted out....the one where you're stark naked and laying on a blanket pulling up on your 2 little arms?

PLEASE! I may be calling the wrath of God down upon myself with this next statement but...as a parent, there really is nothing cuter to me than watching my toddler try and run away from me stark naked. All pudgy limbs and dimples- something about seeing the full human body in those tiny proportions makes me giggle with pride, joy and love. What kind of pervert AM I?
Yikes, bone-chilling.
I don't stand a chance in the park!


As a fellow dad, I hear you.

Its a sad day isn't it when dads are seen not as protectors but as predators without mercy or reason from the mob ?



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by SeekerOfAUTMN
As far as I know, there is no law against taking pictures in the park.


I would have told them that if they were concerned, they should call the authorities. Then I would have continued snapping photos of my kids playing.

If they don't like it, they should feel free to leave. No one likes a crowded playground anyway.


actually, I wouldn't be so sure. there was a story recently where someone had gotten arrested for possession of child pornography for filming cheerleaders during a basketball game.

article here:
www.sacbee.com...


WOODLAND – Gilbert Chan, a business reporter at The Bee, pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of possession of child pornography.

Chan, 52, of Davis was arrested after trying to conceal a camera he was using to videotape a youth cheerleading competition at UC Davis on Feb. 3, police said.


www.codemonkeyramblings.com...


The first thing that comes to mind here is that if the videotape itself is of a sexual nature, then one can conclude that the performance itself was as well, at which rate anyone involved in organizing it is guilty of exploiting minors.


[edit on 15-7-2008 by scientist]



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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I gaurantee you if it had of been a woman snapping off shots of her kids, there would have been no such outcry. Only men can be perverts..

I don't bother talking to other people's children, even if they speak to me first when I'm out in public. People are so scared anymore, it isn't even funny. That goes double if you're a large man and look the least bit intimidating.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 11:22 PM
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You're so right. Men are damned if they do and damned if they don't when it comes to parenthood. If a man is a loving and devoted father he is suspected to be a pervert; if he doesn't want to deal with that kind of slander and walks away from the family he is a deadbeat. I'm not defending men who don't take proper care of their children, but it's pretty sad when society looks down at loving fathers than absent ones.



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 11:40 PM
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I'm the same way - I don't interact with other peoples' kids at all, I never touch 'em and I barely speak to 'em if I can avoid it - God forbid someone should get the wrong idea and then I'm guilty until proven innocent. It's not worth the risk just to be nice.

It's ridiculous...

Incidents of child molestation haven't increased in recent years - but people FREAK OUT about it now more than they ever have.

Personally, I'm all for execution as the default punishment for kiddie diddlers, but the fact remains that people are way too jumpy about it nowadays. Kids can't even play outside these days - their parents are hanging on their every action. Parents seem to operate under the delusion that there are child molesters under every rock and behind every bush.

When I was little I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up, now I wouldn't even consider it. Male teachers get the shaft - that's why they do their best to move out of the classroom and into administration if they stay in the education field at all.

One false accusation and your whole life goes to #. No thank you.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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I can't really fault anyone for being cautious with their children, but by the same token I still find such intense scrutiny offensive just because I'm a male. I'd pound a real pervert in the ground if I caught them harming a child whether they were my child or not. Damn the consequences..

People rely to heavily on appearances if you ask me. The big scary-looking guy isn't always the one you need to worry about. Sometimes it's the ones who look like the kindly, old grandfather or the well-dressed business man you'd better look out for.

Ted Bundy is a perfect example of what I'm saying. He was a good-looking, well-spoken, young man, and totally psychotic. His appearance though permitted him to kill over a hundred or more women..



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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the irony is that people keep wondering why children are becoming more and more isolated these days..

im sure it couldnt have anything to do with being completely sheltered from the rest of the world.




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