Thursday, April 16, 2009

Obviously these two reprehensible felons need to be put away for a long time....

.... like at least through puberty.

Police in American Fork, Utah, are mulling felony charges against two fifth graders for ... showing their classmates dirty pictures.

The two 11-year-olds got around the computer's filter by typing a keyword into the browser that wasn't on the filter's list of pornographic trigger words. In doing so, they pulled up pornography, multiple images that they then showed to at least nine of their classmates....

Prosecutors could charge the two with dealing harmful material to a minor, a second-degree felony, or they could decide to charge them with "providing an improper display," a class A misdemeanor.

Police say the kids will more than likely face the felony charge. "It's serious for the kids, but you also have to look at the other side of this. Some of the kids who were brought over there, at least one of them, I believe, is having some trouble shaking that image from his mind," said American Fork police Lt. Darren Falslev....

As for the kids who showed the porn, police say they've never been in trouble before. Officers are now trying to balance the seriousness of the act and that it might just be a case of kids being kids.


While, on the other hand, these UNC students should obviously receive awards for fighting racism:

Yesterday former Congressman Tom Tancredo from Colorado gave a speech at UNC-Chapel Hill pertaining to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. This post will have nothing to do with his topics, instead i want to show you how hypocritical and asinine the protesting of such events has become....

Some of the tactics used by the protesters include: Shouting over opposing views, Covering cameras taping the event, holding signs in front of the speaker (during speech), spewing out a multitude of profane statements and gestures (all par for the course), and the worst of all Throwing a brick through the lecture hall window!!!...

"Shut it down! No racists in our town," reminds me of a bumper sticker i recently saw saying, "I wish a closed mind came with a closed mouth!" Yeah... think about that one for a minute.


Unfortunately necessary disclaimer: yes, folks, I have a long record of condemning people who attack or attempt to prevent anybody from speaking, so don't go there with the where were you during the last eight years mantra.

5 comments:

Delaware Watch said...

Working 20 years at Family Court never cured of the shock I frequently experienced whenever I saw a child charged for a petty offense. One of the ones that took the proverbial cake was when an 8-year-old was charged w/ offensive touching after he shoved a classmate in a lunch line.

There is something particularly ill about a society that wants to criminalize its children.

RSmitty said...

I promise to all readers that you and I did NOT coordinate our posting topics. My post has a very similar ring to the first part of your post. Hopefully those kids don't get slapped with the life sentence of Child Predator. It can happen.

The State said...

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Nancy Willing said...

What is it with going after children with anti-porn charges?

We (girls) had notebooks we passed around, drawing dirty pictures and laughing at them. It isn't about sex at that age, it's about the taboo breaking and titillation of naughty risk-taking. And nakedness is just plain funny, like all the other body-related jokes pre-teens love so much.
I remember, at that age, being down at the Shellpot Creek behind Talley's Garage and finding my first porn - a magazine in the hollow of a big tree.
One again this is zero tolerance fundyism that needs to be tempered with some common sense.

Brian Miller said...

You don't get it, Steve.

We have to protect the children!

In this case, we will protect the children by imprisoning them.