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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:34 AM

12. Thanks for your post. I didn't know that about Judge Weinstein...

I have always felt that the US is a little over the top about child porn in that it is in the eye of the beholder in some cases. Just look at the cherubs in classical art and you can imagine some puritanical zealot making an issue of child porn.
People's lives should not be ruined because they looked at pictures...or art. Abusing children is a far different crime. I am glad to see some enlightenment on this issue from the bench. I fear that some men are prosecuted on these charges for other reasons.
I think of Bernie Ward, KGO radio host who is doing time in prison for researching the issue for a book he was writing. I think it was political payback for his liberal views (The Lion of the Left was his handle). He was set up. He should have been more careful because of the right wing enemies he made over the years...including the Catholic Church. I believe he really thought it was ok to research this issue because he wanted to open the discussion on how we deal with it in this country. He was wrong about that. Now his life is ruined forever.
I think that is a shame and I do not believe that it has made any child safer because he is doing time and away from his own 7 children.

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