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when observation becomes a crime...

I tend to agree with one of the comments posted under the article on that news site. That is, if you consider the other similiarly ridiculous news stories in recent years, it seems as though they are trying to "brainwash the people to mind their own business. You see something happening, look away, do not get involved or the police might blame you."

This lady should be commended by the rest of us for following through on her conviction to challenge the charge. If good people do not stand up to this sort of thing, eventually "Even the simple act of observing will be seen as involvement by the police and thus punishable (not punishable by a court, but in a direct way, by causing trouble for that person."

Consider this timely article:
http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/04/17/cyberhysteria-obama-crim...

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley