You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #5: That's why it's a bad law: [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:37 AM
Response to Original message
5. That's why it's a bad law:
>>>>>>The law
And what about the law itself? I wont even bring up the First Amendment, as I believe that there is a more basic issue here. The purpose of the law is supposed to be to protect children against sexual exploitation. Im sure that we can all agree that that is a worth while goal.

But how does the mere possession of pictures on ones computer serve in the exploitation of children? Certainly a person could have such pictures on their computer without knowing about it. I would assume that such pictures could find their way onto ones computer against the owners knowledge even if nobody else had access to the computer. Does everyone who owns a computer have the responsibility to ensure that no kiddie porn enters it, lest they be subject to several years of imprisonment?>>>>>

Answers: 1. It doesnt.; 2. They certainly could... and undoubtedly DO. 3. That's quite an onus to put on pc owners. We will occasionally allow others to use the pc and one can only guess what the pc is collecting and storing on its own via spyware and adware.

What a nitemare scenario. Glad it at least turned out well... legally speaking. Emotionally it will be a long time before those scars go away... esp. for your nephew.

Any possibility of a civil suit for prosecutorial misconduct? That's the only way to keep these Nifong types in check... seems to me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC