Nowhere To Run

Monday, December 18, 2006

Story HERE U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introduced this bill, I believe we all need to support it.

"This legislation would reduce the sexual exploitation of our children, and punish those who cause them physical and emotional harm through sex crimes."

PDF located here.

This bill would increase the reporting standards for child pornography and obscenity against children. In other more graphic, written descriptions of having sex with babies on Live Journal. Anyone hosting a website, a blog, a message board etc, would be required to report someone for posting such.

Millions of commercial Web sites and personal blogs would be required to report illegal images or videos posted by their users or pay fines of up to $300,000, if a new proposal in the U.S. Senate came into law.

After child pornography or some forms of "obscenity" are found and reported, the Web site must retain any "information relating to the facts or circumstances" of the incident for at least six months. Webmasters would be immune from civil and criminal liability if they followed the specified procedures exactly.

In addition to the provisions relating to child pornography, the bill also would ensure that sex offenders will register information relevant to their online activities on sex offender registries. Specifically, it would require sex offenders to register their email addresses, as well as their instant messaging and chat room handles and any other online identifiers they use. If a sex offender failed to do so, he could be prosecuted, convicted, and thrown into jail for up to 10 years. The bill would also make the use of the Internet in the commission of a crime of child exploitation an aggravating factor that would add 10 years to the offender’s sentence.

WOWZA! This bill, if passed will have massive, far-reaching effects on the online pedofreak community! No longer can blogger say "It's not our business what people write, or images bloggers use. " NO, no, Blogger themselves will be held responsible if they don't follow a specific set of rules. Pedo message boards won't be able to simply DELETE a risque comment, no they will have to save the information AND report it themselves. Does that strike anyone as...well, quite funny? It does me. Actually I got rather tickled about it. Wonder what the pedofreaks have to say about it. First let's look at what a pedo-apologist has to say....

"This constitutionally dubious proposal is being made apparently mostly based on fear or political considerations rather than on the facts," said EFF's Bankston. Studies by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children show the online sexual solicitation of minors has dropped in the past five years, despite the growth of social-networking services, he said.

That was from Kevin Bankston an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (and former ACLU attorney). He's used a typical pedo-trick. Partial fact stated in such a way that it gives the reader a false impression. Here are the facts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 2006 Youth Internet Safety Survey (in comparison to the 2001 survey)

A smaller proportion of youth Internet users received sexual solicitations. In YISS-1, 19% received such solicitations, and in YISS-2, 13% received such solicitations. Plus a smaller proportion of youth Internet users were visiting chatrooms and communicating online with people they did not know in person. These findings suggest youth Internet users may be more aware of the risky nature of online encounters with such people.

The Internet remains a source of disturbing and offensive solicitations for many youth.

Even though a smaller proportion of youth Internet users received sexual solicitations, the proportion with the most serious incidents, aggressive and distressing solicitations, did not decline.

The extent of unwanted exposure to sexual material among youth is extraordinarily high and grew between the times YISS-1 and YISS-2 were conducted. Approximately one third of youth Internet users (34%) had an unwanted exposure to sexual material in the past year, an increase from 25% in YISS-1 that occurred despite increases in the number of families using filtering, blocking, or monitoring software

Now, let's take a look at the pedo-chatters. I don't think we'll find any surprises here.

The Walker: many sex offenders these days are only on the sex offenders registry because they were found guilty of possessing child pornography...Nor is there any compelling evidence that I am aware of that looking at sexual oriented pictures of children inevitably leads to the sexual molestation of children. It is my personal opinion that simply viewing images does not in any meaningful way imply one is an actual sex offender of the sort that needs constant surveilance.....I definitely don't feel that because someone looks at CP pictures but is not actively involved on the production end of the business they should be regarded as a sex offender.

Joey Bishop: How many kids in Southeast Asia did John McCain drop bombs on in an unjust and unneccesary war? IMHO, shooting kids with semen is far more morally just than shooting them with bullets.

Heartfallen: The truth is, soldiers don't kill blindly... they murder knowingly.

Spherious: The more forbidden it becomes the more desired it becomes.

Albert Ross: mccain is burning bridges here, trying to shut down the last remaining socially responsible interfaces.

the consequence will be anarchy.

Seamus: I lost the little bit of respect that I had for him after reading this; he is simply pandering to people's fears that something might happen to their kids. This is as cynical and exploitative as it gets.

Turtle: this is not really a strike at predators. it is a thinly veiled attack on all child lovers,whether they have been convicted for breaking the laws or not. its simple biggotry. they aim to ban us all from the net,which is insane considering most of us dont seek minors online...

Let your voice be heard, write your Senator today and let him know how you feel about this. And why.

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