Here’s how the “Drop Charge Against Petrelis” Blogspot looks at things:
“Page 5 of the transcript illustrates how the DA’s office frames the taking of a photograph: “The conduct in this case amount to a gross invasion of privacy.” Let’s get real! While Michael’s action can be seen as an annoyance, the innocuous photograph hardly warrants such an overblown mischaracterization.”
But here’s the reality, from the webpage entitled “peaking-at-wieners-wiener-in-city-hall”
“Of all the luck an activist could ask for in terms of an impromptu run-in with an ambitious homosexual politician of the Democratic persuasion. My new camera was ready for use in the second floor men’s room at City Hall on Friday afternoon when I walked in. Scott Wiener was standing at the urinal and had just started to tinkle as I entered and the camera took 4-6 seconds to focus, enough time for him to put away his wiener and zipper up.”
If Michael Petrelis is unapologetic then he’s forcing the DA’s office into a prosecution.
Any money “wasted” on this action is on M. Petrelis and not on SFGov.
Simply, M Petrelis is not being oppressed by SFGov.
So this kind of thing is absurd:
“Needless to say, as an independent blogger who frequently displeases the powerful and politicians with access to law enforcement agencies that create legal hassles for me, I stand in strong solidarity…”