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Child-porn sentencing questioned

Are federal sentencing guidelines for possessing child pornography too harsh?

Calling the guidelines “draconian,” U.S. District Judge James L. Graham has become increasingly vocal in his criticism from the federal bench in Columbus. Full Article

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God Bless You, Judge James L. Graham!!! Keep vocalizing!

Good article about an issue very few people discuss. Since I was convicted of possessing CP I could go on at length about how distorted the common views on child pornography are. Unfortunately not many people are ready to have such an in-depth and non biased conversation. Small steps.

As that is the charge that my family member is incarcerated for, I would be interested in your view of the issue.

I wish I could share my view of this issue at length on here. However, I have neither the time nor resources to properly do so. Let’s just say an opportunity exists for everyone who wishes to learn a great deal about human nature to do exactly that. Certain laws will need rewriting or complete removal from the books to fully seize the opportunity which patiently waits to be seized. Although don’t expect me to ever support the efforts of governments or human traffickers or child pornography producers. My views and goals do not align with any of the aforementioned… Read more »

I couldn’t agree with you more. After my offense, I read up on anything I could find related to my issues. Also, although I never viewed cp, I sympathize with you. Cp offenses do seem to carry harsher punishment than many contact offenses. One tool fits all in the halls of Justice. You take your car in to have the brakes checked and the only tool in the mechanics shop is a sledge hammer.

It’s interesting that Mckayla Maroney’s nude photo was hacked. It seems that the photo was taken when she was underage. I presume that whoever took the photo will be subject to the laws that prohibit the production of CP. I further presume that Maroney will be prosecuted for possession of CP because it was in her cloud. Further, those who hacked the account and those who downloaded the photo should be prosecuted as well. Is there not equal protection under the law? Why should we not be protected from these terrible people? Is there selective prosecution?

First the claim was: fake photos. Second: underage at the time they were taken. Nudity is an on the line issue concerning child pornography. As anyone is aware nudity in of itself is not pornographic. How the nudity is depicted leans it towards a regular photo to art or erotica or porn. Remember what is nothing to one person is the world to another person and that usually means the person in charge gets to decide what is or is not true. In terms of the law regarding images or videos not much wiggle room exists to argue an alternative… Read more »

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