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Transmitting Child Porn Case Overturned

Every era in human history has its version of a witch hunt. In the late 1600’s, colonial Massachusetts put many people to death via hanging, or burning at the stake, because these folks “confessed” to being witches. In my view, part of what qualifies any government activity as a “witch hunt” involves examining the large gap between the punishment and the crime. Burning at the stake for being a witch is but one example. Twenty years in prison for possessing child pornography, that’s today’s example. Yes, our government would probably sanction burning at the stake for child pornography, if they could get away with it. And bear in mind, we’re talking about child pornography that doesn’t–necessarily–involve child victims that are currently alive and well. These child victims may have long since passed into the afterlife, yet their images continue to send scores of citizens to prison every day (well, maybe not every day). Full Article

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  1. Joe

    This here must be the ‘mother’ of all CP sentences – and apparently the punishment does fit the crime:
    10 images, 200 years, no possiblity of probation, parole, pardon.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Berger

  2. Larry

    Hi Joe; I completely agree. The sentence does not fit the “crime” and is cruel and unusual punishment. In fact, it seems like the sentence is a crime in it’s self.

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