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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:37 AM
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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.
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