The Loveland Reporter-Herald editorial: Prosecutors need more choices to deal with sexting
Author: The Loveland Reporter-Herald - April 19, 2017 - Updated: April 19, 2017
Colorado lawmakers could probably devote an entire session just to update state laws to take into account the technology being carried in just about everyone’s pockets: the smart phone.
Phones that can connect with the internet, take pictures, take video, pay bills, offer a street map (or picture) of just about any neighborhood and do myriad other tasks have rendered many laws obsolete or just plain old-fashioned.
When lawmakers passed a law regarding the sharing of ballot data — even after the invention of photography — they certainly didn’t think that people would be taking pictures of themselves with their ballots to post on social media. Telecommunications laws passed when land-line telephones were being installed in the 1930s didn’t take into account how cellular technology would free people from those lines within three generations.