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A $5 Billion Proposal to Fight Online Child Sexual Abuse

New legislation would try to curb the illegal imagery with record levels of funding for law enforcement. The bill, coming in response to a Times investigation, also calls for a new oversight position in the White House. Full Article

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It’s not about money, personnel, or equipment. Focusing on what matters most will be the only way to have an impact. Want to stop child pornography from being created? Discover what leads to it’s creation and prevent the underlying circumstances from developing on a global scale. Human trafficking? Stop potential traffickers from ever becoming potential traffickers years in advance and do the same with possible victims. If all parties are diverted away from ever getting close to being involved with each other then over time it will be much easier to address instances when they arise. Recidivism has been something… Read more »

@ ab: I would guess that, as usual, hardly a single penny would support any sort of prevention….. which makes me think they really don’t want to prevent anything. They want to catch. They want to punish ad infinitum…… but they don’t actually wish to prevent anything. Not enough money in real prevention, I suppose. (I would like to say that I don’t understand why sexual offender counselors are silent on such proposed legislation. But I suspect they prefer having a court-mandated, required-to-attend treatment population because they’re then guaranteed steady income…… As opposed to any sort of preventative counseling which… Read more »

Splendid. More stupid stings.

Could someone please show me one single thing that the Feds are doing or have done to prevent the production of CP? Since they’ve effectively taken over its distribution, I’m seriously wondering if they haven’t gone into production as well.

Much of that money will end up at donut shop.

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation would get 100 new agents to work on child exploitation, trafficking and abduction cases; the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section would create 90 new positions.” That is a lot of new cops watch child porn all day.

They will never be able to fully eliminate CP Online no matter how much money or legislation they throw at it. This is their sad reality and hard truth.

They might as well be having a war on dust.

A huge majority of people that have CP convictions have ZERO sexual interests in children, but their lives are needlessly ruined because of the registry. Apart from the obvious virtue signaling idiocy, how does that combat, thwart or curtail anything?

Amen to that. So true.

And as long as teenagers have cell phones with cameras and continue “sexting” each other, there will be endless, ongoing production of illegal images (CP).
How exactly do they propose to stop that when nearly every teen in the developed world has a cell phone?? Like using a garden hose to battle a forest fire. 🙄
(I wonder if a time will come when they eventually give up this endless battle, similar to the war on drugs that can never be won.)

Yup, almost 30% of new “sex crimes’ are by minors. I’m not banging on minors. Humans have sexual needs and desires. Some earlier than others. Is sex or wanting to feel comfort in another human so bad?

Sexual explortation is one thing and sexual intimidation is another. Sure I’m for cleaning up the internet with all this sexual stuff. If Adults want to go on the internet than thats their business. Adult entertainment is Adult entertainment if that is what one seeks. Seems to me that everyone wants to be a perfect gentlemen via this adult issue that smells of sour grape’s. Don’t you think christians have gotten caught up in some of this registry issue. And yes while much of this is wrong many men and some women have gotten trapped by this web of deceit… Read more »

Saddles, normally I don’t get half the stuff you say, but I think you’re on to something in you’re latest comment. It’s true that good people (Christian and non-Christian alike) of moral conviction get caught up in this hysterical anti-child pornography crusade. Middle age men with no criminal record are sent to prison for years on their first offense for having obscene photos on their smartphone. Teenagers are labeled sex offenders for texting nude photos of themselves to their girlfriends & boyfriends. Early on they face a life of ruin-not getting jobs, not going to college because sex offenders can’t… Read more »

I am so tired of seeing bills like this and others totally unrelated to sex offenses that spend so, so , so , so much money on everything but outreach and prevention. I am just sick of it.

Talk about a $5 billion dollar proposal, Russ I can’t even understand much of this registry myself, but one thing you said that caught my understanding is “investigator gets to sit on their bottom in a computer forensics lab and decide what image fits”, and that impressed me. Are not these authorities presenting an image of a teenage gal looking for sex? Presenting an image to trap, induce, seduce, the carnal mind of another. A child much less a teenager wouldn’t go to all that trouble. Just ask some of the women on here if teenagers would do that. Sure… Read more »

Oh the fbi is fighting with themselves!! That is nothing New! They have the Most child pornography in the world. The fbi love children porn!. Money

David, Facts,Russ, Harry and many of you guys on here. Much of this registry is a trap and bait. I am sure you all know it. The detective that gave me a plea deal said to me and I quote .. We could of taken your car, your computer, and everything. Oh yes I could see the remorse in that detective’s eyes when he gave me that little “wink” that said trust me if you plead gulty I’ll make sure things will be alright. Oh and the detective that busted me was a Christain. I would think someone or those… Read more »

Facts should matter, Thank you for pointing out that the majority of people who view CP have ZERO interest in children. This is the offense that my husband was charged with and I get so tired of the very first question people asking when they find out “Has he ever touched anyone?” I think I am going to start asking, “Do you own a gun?” Then respond with “Have you killed anyone?” While I don’t agree with the fact that he looked at the pictures, it doesn’t mean that he plans to harm someone (he also had an evaluation done… Read more »

Actually I have gotten a lot of insight from a lot of you guys and gals on here and even about this exploration or trafficing and this CP issue. I actually have to agree with all this money winding up in a donut shop. One wonders who explores in these “Unsolved mysteries” One would think Elliot Ness passed away a long time ago and yes as far as the trafficing goes one would ten to believe anyone could traffic “Dirty Laundry” even trafficing the slaves in the bid ages or if one wants to go back to biblical times their… Read more »

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