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FL: Sheriff says tech companies not doing enough to stop child porn

Source: abcactionnews.com 11/4/21

A local sheriff is calling out big tech companies, saying they’re not doing enough to stop the spread of child pornography.

In late September, Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigators made a major bust, identifying suspects in possession of child pornography that originated from countries all over the world.

“They’re finding everything. They’re finding things that you can’t even conceive of or we can talk about publicly,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. “Two years old, four years old, seven years old, eight years old. This last case we had this guy brought his little girl since she was six over to this other guy for them to batter her while they took videos of it. “

Judd said pictures and videos of Polk County children are being shared by pedophiles all over the world.

“In the last operation, which we just had, we identified five child victims. Five,” Judd said.

The ABC Action News I-Team found that some companies reported millions of cases, while others were hardly reporting any at all. Experts said companies can take additional steps to identify and remove child pornography from their platforms.

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I don’t care what he says publicly. The last thing Sheriff Elmer Fudd wants in this world is the elimination of CP from the web. It’s one of the cornerstones of those stupid stings he likes to parade around and pat himself on the back.

I can’t help but wonder how many armed robberies, murders, and drug crimes happen in his county while he’s so fixated on entrapping people for CP possession and such.

They’re just mad because they’ll never be ahead of the curve on this thing. Ever. They’re also angry at Apple for not going forward with cloud and iPhone scanning. All told, it doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day, It’s a war on dust they’ll never win.

Grady is a predictable fear and media parasite.

I agree. “People” who support the Oppression Lists don’t want crime to be reduced. They want their business running with as many customers as they can retain.

[edited] I’m certainly no fan of Big Tech or privacy intrusions but I agree in principle with the sheriff.

Agreed but that’s still not worth throwing away privacy in the name of protecting people. The same thing is said about programs like Tor, but human rights organizations and whistle blowers use it as well to warn the world about war crimes and human rights abuses so it needs to be stay designed exactly how its been. After all, we all personally know of one country that is quickly throwing away its constitution in the name of safety (the Us).

That is just like when the aftermath of 9/11 occurred, that there was the illusion of the growing threat of terrorism, but don’t know, when, where and how, and people get spooked by it, being fearful enough that they’re in a vulnerable situation that our US government will make us do what they want so that we feel we’re being protected.

Why should big tech not support it? They profit from it, they get users to their sites, and they aren’t held accountable. Do you suspect for one second taht any of them have a moral compass they are concerned with? CP was my charge. I used a computer, I used a browser, had and IP address, I used a bank credit card, I found a site that took multiple forms of payment for the images they uploaded, and out of all the people and institutions necessary to make the images available to me, guess who was the one and only one of all of them that was held accountable? You think the bank didn’t know what was being purchased, you think the IP didn’t know, you think the browser couldn’t detect what it was reading? No, this is a very lucrative industry for the injustice department. They have no intention of stopping the flow.

@The Other Eric, law enforcement isn’t interested in preventing crime, they are interested in catching people so they can profit from it. I don’t know how many people on here have paid attention to the new infrastructure bill that recently passed but in it they added a mandate that by 2026 all new cars sold be equipped with impairment detection systems that will stop you from driving impaired even if you have no history of having done so. The system won’t likely use breathalyzers but instead use cameras and driving behavior with AI to shut the car down if you are deemed impaired. How much you want to bet the system will shut down the car and make you pull over to the side of the road rather than stop you before driving so the cops can just give DUIs to anyone pulled over on the side of the road? This is the same thing just a different crime.

That’s a fair point, MC. There are some people, both possessors and producers of CP, who will never stop no matter how harsh the potential punishment. However, the vast majority of possessors could be easily dissuaded. For those on here who have a CP conviction, ask yourselves what you would have done if you’d gotten a warning from the FBI.

“Hello, I’m FBI agent XXXXXX. We have evidence you have been involved in child pornography. The evidence is enough to obtain a warrant, and to ruin all you have worked for in your life. We may act at any time, and we definitely will if you show up on our radar again. Our forensic people are very good, and we suggest you physically destroy any disk, flash drive or media that may ever have contained child pornography. Have a nice day.”

I suspect most possessors of CP would be scared s***less and destroy everything. Those slow learners who do not deserve to be caught and punished. CP destroyed means reduced harm to children. Of course LE will never do this because they get promotion points and funding for making arrests, not for stopping harm to children.

Veritas.

@Ed C,

I think you are right about that at least to an extent. I know someone who when I was in early years of high school (and they were too) that downloaded a lot of what would be considered CP. Most of it being stuff that involved people who were our own age at the time. This was in the earlier days of the internet before the availability of this stuff was really on the governments radar for prosecuting these things and before LE was really equipped to deal with it. He did however once end up with a trojan downloading this stuff that someone else used to access his PC – probably from an early version of a regular citizen fishing expedition to snuff out this sort of thing. They deleted his “library” remotely and sent him an email saying that he had been caught and they would be posting his email and IP address online somewhere to let everyone know he was a CP viewer. Nothing was ever really posted anywhere about him as far as he could tell and his files had in fact been deleted. He destroyed his hard drive, got a new one, never touched the stuff again and never ended up on the hit list.

If he wants to get rid of cp then maybe have his deputies go after the people who produce those images, instead his deputies play minor online. Porn is big lure for some people and entraps more people into the registry net, making more money for Looney Tunes of Polk County.

UNFETTERED USE OF THE DATABASE!
Complain all you want Judd, but admit you were just fine enslaving offenders to the maintenance of the machine database for life. Admit you were just fine promulgating it upon the already convicted and without due process. Admit you were just fine with our leadership calling SOR a regulatory function and not a punitive function. Obviously you Sheriff Judd are just fine with shaming punishment. Hell you engage in it regularly on regular and social media with all sorts of colorful name calling. Admit you didn’t have any complaints concerning the adoption of US section 230 which granted liability protection to tech giants against those third parties who exploit the infrastructures for profit. Now here you are in this article complaining about the database purveyors not doing enough to regulate themselves and the uses of their platforms that exploit individuals? Go complain to your brethren, the Byrne Grant folks, and tell them about all the exploitation! They were the first to set the precedent. And you certainly applauded those actions by leadership.

TIM

SO WELL SAID ABOUT Elmer Fudd..

I MEAN, YOU ARE SO ON POINT

THANK YOU!

I don’t think I have a problem with a tech platform that simply provides the tech and does no moderation or checking of it at all. When a person does something bad, why should someone else supposedly have been checking on them and held accountable? People need to accept their personal responsibility.

Other than that, I feel bad for porn victims, unless they support the Oppression Lists. But I don’t care at all how all of it affects true Registry A**holes/Supporters/Terrorists like these a**hole sheriffs. I hope it really bothers them and helps make their lives suck. That’s the Amerika they want. They can live it.

Maybe he is right. Since most child porn is put out by sherrifs for their “operations” or the FBI they should start by blocking LE from accessing their sites.

#1: What office is Grady Judd running for?? Or is his position as “sheriff” (in his county) an elected position and this is simply part of the incumbent’s ongoing campaign for reelection?

#2: But, of course, the problem of illegal images online is not a priority and has not been resolved….. and with good reason:
A: There is no public photo-op serving as an incentive for these fame-seeking LEOs to advance that effort. And…
B: LEO’S score lots of points for running online sex offender entrapment schemes and for the “performance art” perp walks or newspaper photo grid displays of those arrested.
Again, there’s no glory associated with simply or routinely removing online illegal images, so there is zero incentive to do so. I would guess that the LEOs’ performance evaluations are based on number of prosecutable arrests, not on doing routine, boring tasks, so why waste time on such things?

Some people have commented that Elmer Fudd be the Attorney General. I wouldn’t trust Elmer Fudd he’s like a tick finding his host.

How many teens with access to cell phones have taken nude pictures or videos of themselves having sex? How many of those pics and videos get shared with classmates? Shouldn’t parents at least talk to their teens about these things before their inexperience comes to an ugly reality of being labeled a Cp producer, distributor, or viewer?

A law that ruins a teen’s life for life is far more evil than the damage teens may do to themselves by taking naughty pictures of themselves. While creating self-porn may be why there is a surge in CP, punishment should be proportional, meaning some diversion instead of punishment. The USA thinks punishment is the solution to most everything: There should be a law against that!

@ Ditto: I absolutely agree with you 100%!! So what if some kid videos himself masturbating? Goofy, awkward, dumb & ultimately, a bit embarrassing – yes, certainly. But should he be pilloried for Life on the Registry for that silly, dumb act??
America really needs to grow the f#ck up and stop being so endlessly titillated & obsessed by sex! 🙄😖

How many? Almost all of them. Every single one, except for a very minor percentage of them.

Amerika fails its children every day. It is continual. Take a look at our school shootings. The criminal regimes work so hard to keep “sex offenders” away from schools but they don’t give a f*** about shooters. They can’t even be bothered to Register career gun criminals. They care about children only when a TV camera is in their face. Or when they can brag in a press release about yet some more “sex offender” idiocy.

But in this case the way that the criminal regimes, parents, and all of us have failed children is that we do not adequately warn them what a danger big government, law enforcement, and people, in general, are. We do not warn them that their governments actively work to incarcerate them. If we were ethical we would have mandatory education about all the ways that the criminal regimes attack people and try to put them in prison for very, very, very long periods. Especially people who are not white.

But what fun would that be? And it would really hurt the Amerikan carceral industry. It would hurt the Oppression Lists.

Will

Today Americans embrace big government to do everything for them; while it fails in their faces yet are to dumb to see. When you rely on government to protect you, might as well be six feet under because government doesn’t give a crap.

@Brandon,

This should be something that is mandatory learning at schools. Then again, so should learning how to assert ones constitutional rights under questioning. Neither will happen though because this would stop the law enforcement business machine and they would demand that it be stopped so there are more people to arrest.

Even as (at one time) a registrant, I have told my teenage kid not to do pictures like this of himself and or even view such pictures of others like this and he still doesn’t seem to understand the big deal. While he says he won’t do it he also thinks its ‘petty’ that someone would make a big deal of a genitalia picture. I spent a long time explaining how screwed up his life will become if he doesn’t listen. Still, he’s a teen, and there is only so much an adult can do to dissuade it. All you can really do is hope he doesn’t do it and grows out of the teen mindset without making that kind of mistake.

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