Thursday, June 9, 2011

More Tales From the Over-Regulated State

Tennessee has passed a law that anyone who posts a picture online that causes "emotional distress" to anyone, anywhere at anytime, is subject to fines and or imprisonment. 
The specific law outlaws posting a photo online that causes "emotional distress" to someone and has no "legitimate purpose." While the law does state that there needs to be "malicious intent," it also includes a massive loophole, in that it says that you can still be liable if the person "reasonably should know" that the actions would "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress."
Seems unconstitutional on its face, but that doesn't seem to mean much anymore.  Just more ways to bend you to their insane wills. 

Read the whole thing.  It's short.

Say, isn't Oleg in Tennessee? 

1 comment:

  1. Were any of Wiener's fan club in TN? Oh, right, those weren't online, per se.
    Well, my blog would certainly be criminalized, as muslims would take offense to me posting photos of muslim ladies with their ears and noses cut off by their husbands and relatives. Obama would be upset by my reproduction of various photos showing him giving our flag and our servicemen and women the Crotch Salute. I do try to be an equal opportunity offender.

    I wonder what they could do with someone who posts a photo from out-of-state? If it is possible to post a photo to a TN .gov blog? Any hackers out there want to take a shot at this? I would if I knew how to do it. Maybe a photo of a nudist camp with the heads of the TN legislators who passed this atrocity pasted onto the campers in the picture. I'd be glad to supply the "malicious intent.

    Even better, a video of some Paki-donkey love, with Harry Reid's face superimposed. On the donkey, not the Paki . . .