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When Gary Crutchley started taking pictures of his children playing on an inflatable slide he thought they would be happy reminders of a family day out. But the innocent snaps of seven-year-old Cor…
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
When Gary Crutchley started taking pictures of his children playing on an inflatable slide he thought they would be happy reminders of a family day out.

But the innocent snaps of seven-year-old Cory, and Miles, five, led to him being called a pervert.

The woman running the slide at Wolverhampton Show asked him what he was doing and other families waiting in the queue demanded that he stop.

One even accused him of photographing youngsters to put the pictures on the internet.

Mr Crutchley, 39, who had taken pictures only of his own children, was so enraged that he found two policemen who confirmed he had done nothing wrong.

'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.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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banned#2
Jeez! Won't be able to hold your kids hands next! :x
#3
The times we live in.

I remember a colleague of mine refusing to let her son having his picture taken with the rest of his Football team for the local paper. Her reason being that a pervert may get hold of the picture. :?

I wanted to take a picture of my son at his swimming lesson, but couldn't be bothered with all the bureaucracy.
#4
I am speechless, I really am.

Ther eis being protective, and then taking it to the extreme.
#5
Yup, its PC gone mad :x

Having belonged to a camera club a few years ago there were stories of other clubs members having had similar problems.
I remember the one visitor telling how one of their club members, an old chap, was at the park taking pics of his grandchildren ... cops stopped him ... long story short, they seized the home PC to trawl it for perverted kiddie pics. They found nothing and everything was eventually returned , but can you imagine the thoughts people would have had and the embarrassment of it all . Not very fair is it.

I'm very careful when I'm out and about with the camera .... unfortunately that's the way society seems to like it :?
#6
Ahh the Daily Mail, what a sensationalist, hypocritical, scaremongering piece of bogroll that is.

Only yesterday.......http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1036160/Robert-Murat-wins-Madeleine-McCann-court-action.html
banned#7
leefal
Ahh the Daily Mail, what a sensationalist, hypocritical, scaremongering piece of bogroll that is.

Only yesterday.......http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1036160/Robert-Murat-wins-Madeleine-McCann-court-action.html


Good point! :?
#8
Will this mean they ban CCTV in certain areas to also abide by this PC rules............
#10
Everyone is always quick to jump on the "blame it on PC gone mad" bandwagon, but no-one seems to blame the system that allows a sick and depraved individual with the aid of his scum girlfriend to rape a few months old baby and only end up with the prospect of a couple of years behind bars.

All this over caution is the by product of a system of law and order that no longer protects society, but completely the opposite.

My 2p
#11
4Site
Everyone is always quick to jump on the "blame it on PC gone mad" bandwagon, but no-one seems to blame the system that allows a sick and depraved individual with the aid of his scum girlfriend to rape a few months old baby and only end up with the prospect of a couple of years behind bars.

All this over caution is the by product of a system of law and order that no longer protects society, but completely the opposite.

My 2p


You can hardly compare the two things. Someone who can do that to a child is disturbed and a child taking a photo of his kids would have no baring what so ever on it. Even the police agreed he had done nothing wrong.

Some people are just sick but it's not a new thing. Yes it hs to be sorted but not by preventing parent from taking photos of their kids.
#12
Alfonse
Will this mean they ban CCTV in certain areas to also abide by this PC rules............


Are you crazy? CCTV is there for our protection! :-D Rules for us and another set for them! It is a shame that a once harmless hobby has become yet another victim for the PC brigade!
#13
my boyfriend found a little girl on her own at the seaside by the loos when he went for a tinkle he had to leave her there to come and get me cause he was frightened to take her with him incase someone got the wrong idea/parents see him with her, thing is in the time it took him to come and get me she could of been snatched by a pervert, i agree with what he did though i can see his point
#14
As L.M says the two thing are incomparable.
Strangely was only writing about this type of thing yesterday and quite a few times previous to that too.

I'm not sure how much people realise that a whole section of our society is now alienated against children ?
If you happen to be a certain type of male between the age of 30 to 70+ you dare not go near an unaccompanied child . Even if you have your own children/grandchildren with you then you still are in danger of strange looks and worse.

I for my sins fall into this category. It horrifies me the steps I have to take to fully protect myself.
I actually started to write out some of the many scenarios I find myself in but in all honesty it upsets me too much.

The media has manipulated the public into thinking that their child is at risk from a great cross section of society. IT SELLS PAPERS AND GETS VIEWING FIGURES !!

The sad thing is that if that very public took the time and effort to find out the real truth then they would see that they have put their children at even more risk by adopting this paranoia.

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#15
FFS that is ridiculous.
#16
hottoshop


The media has manipulated the public into thinking that their child is at risk from a great cross section of society. IT SELLS PAPERS AND GETS VIEWING FIGURES !!

The sad thing is that if that very public took the time and effort to find out the real truth then they would see that they have put their children at even more risk by adopting this paranoia.

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The truth is children are most at risk from people within their own circle as the case with the mother holding the child down and many others prove.

2 days ago I let my 11 year old go to his Grandads on the bus on his own for the first time and my heart was in my mouth the whole time but I refuse to hold my son back because of my own fears.
banned#17
Yeah its a bad day when a father cant take some memorable photos of his kids
on a day out together even worse though if this man was a single parent that only gets to see his kids
once a week or what ever.

This world is just getting worse in all departments.

Some people just cant keep their nose out of other peoples business, personally i think its shocking behavior

But as the saying goes there's always one eh :)
#18
ilovepink
my boyfriend found a little girl on her own at the seaside by the loos when he went for a tinkle he had to leave her there to come and get me cause he was frightened to take her with him incase someone got the wrong idea/parents see him with her, thing is in the time it took him to come and get me she could of been snatched by a pervert, i agree with what he did though i can see his point


Yea me and my guy friends are exactly the same. A few times we have been walking through town and have seen little kids lost and crying. We're too sared to do anything though since we don't want to get accused of snatching a kid. Most of the time we end up walking away, ony a couple of times one of us plucks up the courage to say 'sod it' and go to see whats up with the kid.

The thing I hate most is all the other people, especially the women, who can see a kid crying but just walk past and leave them. I understand why someone might ignore an adult in distress, but a child. That's just messed up on the kid. Can see why men might walk on by, but women :thinking:...
banned#19
That s how bad the world has come to, no one cares

Weer all just a number :)
#20
LadyMadonna
The truth is children are most at risk from people within their own circle as the case with the mother holding the child down and many others prove.

2 days ago I let my 11 year old go to his Grandads on the bus on his own for the first time and my heart was in my mouth the whole time but I refuse to hold my son back because of my own fears.


Good on you, while stories referenced in the original post do irritate me as I am a keen photographer with the least subtle equipment going at the end of the day I think it's the children themselves that lose out due to parents being overprotective due the media frenzy on the subject.

John
banned#21
Yeah i totally agree

The media have caused this type of behavior from our fellow humans , but the ones who act like this are just as low as the Media & the Government. :(
#22
i remember reading a story about a man who saw a little girl (3 or 4) wandering round on her own, but was too scared to do anything, because of the issues raised above. A few hours later she was found murdered.
#23
peodude
i remember reading a story about a man who saw a little girl (3 or 4) wandering round on her own, but was too scared to do anything, because of the issues raised above. A few hours later she was found murdered.


Do you blame the guy though? I think most men would have done the same. :(
#24
Imagine if it was the other way round though........?????
#25
had 2 issues regarding these rules in the last week, its such a shame

both my 8 year old daughter and 11 year old son performed in their schools drama production last week, this had been rehearsed for months and a lot of effort was put in including costumes etc, there was 2 showings and i went to both, at the first i decided to treat myself to a camcorder for the next as it will be nice to keep, however at the first it was announced this was forbidden, only still pics allowed and they must not be published on or off the net - such a shame as this would of been a fantastic keepsake for many parents and teachers esp with all the detail that was put into the production

today was my 11year olds yr6 leaving assembly, he goes up to secondary school in sept, also a very good teacher is leaving the school and the assembly was very emotional, lots of talented kids performed, from piano recitals to dancing and singing, my son played on the drums, and at the end the whole year sang a very very good version of take thats rule the world, again this would of been a very good keepsake to keep :-( esp for the teacher leaving, sad that with all the technology we have now to preserve these things yet we cant use it :cry:
#26
Abvance
Do you blame the guy though? I think most men would have done the same. :(


I don't, no, but i bet he does, all the time

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