This morning I was watching the Law & Order SVU ep "Granting Immunity" about a teen party becoming an orgy, photos going viral etc.
One SVU cop shows a batch of those explicit photos to the District Attorney while updating him on the details of the case. The DA takes a look and gives the tablet back with the words "You realize that showing me these could be considered a federal crime?"
That doesn't make sense to me - if law enforcement is working on a case like this how can it be against the law to share the evidence with the very people entrusted with solving it? (If explicit photos of minors had been shown to someone outside
the investigation it would have been a different matter, but that wasn't the situation here.)
I'm obviously aware that the Law and Order shows aren't documentaries, but mere drama shows with no real educational value. However, it was such an odd scene that I thought maybe someone knows more about this particular rule. Or can venture a guess, at least.
: I added the scene here: http://youtu.be/q5d_cldBKyA
DK/DC: What's the strangest law you've ever heard of, either in your own country or abroad?