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"That's the way society is these days..."

Many of you (thanks!) have been emailing a troubling article from the emTelegraph /ementitled a href=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2302796/Father-prevented-from-photographing-own-children-at-fair.html””Father prevented from photographing own children at fair.” /a It seems that photographing one’s own kids at a public place now makes one a pervert:br /br /blockquoteGary Crutchley was taking pictures of his sons Cory, seven, and Miles, five, on an inflatable slide when staff questioned him and told him to stop. br /br /When Mr Crutchely, a father of three and an industrial rubber consultant, insisted he only wanted to photograph his own children, another parent challenged him, saying he could be putting the pictures up on the internet. br /br /Mr Crutchely, 39, of Reedswood, Walsall, sought a second opinion from police at the Wolverhampton City Show, but was told “that’s the way society is these days”, though they admitted taking the pictures was allowed….br /br /He said: “Another woman joined in and said her child was also on the slide and did not want me taking pictures of the youngster. br /br /”She then said I could be taking pictures of just any child to put on the internet and called me a pervert.” br /br /Mrs Crutchely, added: “I was annoyed, extremely upset and embarrassed. I was shocked by the reaction of those women. It is very sad when every man with a camera enjoying a Sunday afternoon out in the park with his children is automatically assumed to be a pervert. /blockquotebr /br /So, guys, remember, if you’re out and about on a Sunday afternoon and have a camera in hand, especially in the UK, you may just be labled a pervert. I hate to think what would happen if a lone man actually walked around taking pictures without his own children present. Jail time may be next, if decent people don’t stand up against this sort of absurdity.