Legislation would lower charges for t...

Legislation would lower charges for teen sexting

There are 7 comments on the The York Daily Record story from May 24, 2011, titled Legislation would lower charges for teen sexting. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

York County lawmakers voted unanimously in favor of legislation designed to make sexting illegal and hold minors responsible for their actions, without ruining their future.

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Grad

Arlington, VA

#1 May 24, 2011
The logic behind Grove's bill eludes me.

The types of activities Grove's legislation is targeting are wholly separate from the crimes of child pornography.

The idea that, if a 16 year-old girl/boy takes a nude photo of themselves, and sends it to another person, they are somehow guilty of a crime is ridiculous. Child pornography laws are the attempt at penalizing the exploitation of minors by an adult, or ANOTHER, individual -- not the individual themselves.

This is an example of another knee-jerk reaction to the more uncomfortable realities of society. THIS is they the criminal justice systems is clogged with "criminals" who get tagged by dumb legislation, such as Grove's.
TraderJay

Lancaster, PA

#2 May 24, 2011
Sexting/helmets/sprinklers.... ...All top priorities in our state. Nevermind Gas tax/under funded pensions/Edu. funding. We are screwed in PA

Since: Sep 08

Carlisle PA

#3 May 24, 2011
If they take a pic it's no crime, if I see it, 10 years in jail. Sounds great.
Grad

Arlington, VA

#4 May 24, 2011
HyperU2 wrote:
If they take a pic it's no crime, if I see it, 10 years in jail. Sounds great.
I doubt you'll receive the picture by accident.

Since: Sep 08

Carlisle PA

#5 May 24, 2011
Probably by Google, but it's still a crime to possess but not produce?
Natalie

Flagstaff, AZ

#6 May 25, 2011
While child porn laws were certainly not created to prosecute teens sexting each other, we really should be focusing on education and awareness of the potential consequences (emotional, legal and mental) of sexting. Should teens be sent to court every time a sexted photo is revealed by a school principal, teacher, parent, etc.? Here's what going on around the country concerning sexting laws: http://www.askthejudge.info/new-sexting-laws-...
Eggman

York, PA

#7 May 26, 2011
Sort of like giving the kids a mulligan on child porn.

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