Debate rages over severity of child-porn sentences

There are 15 comments on the Apr 29, 2012, WVLT-TV Knoxville story titled Debate rages over severity of child-porn sentences. In it, WVLT-TV Knoxville reports that:

Their crimes are so loathsome that some hardened courtroom veterans recoil at viewing the evidence.

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Ludicrous

Chico, CA

#1 Apr 29, 2012
It is absurd to sentence someone to jail who causes no harm to someone else. Additionally, the First Amendment clearly states that congress cannot restrict the publishing of printed material.
Papillon

Sacramento, CA

#2 Apr 29, 2012
No doubt that CAIR has a hand in this.

They want muslims to get away with these crimes.

They are already immune to many domestic violence crimes, where they have a 'right' to beat their wives and children at will.

Many muslim men have more wives than they have teeth.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#3 Apr 29, 2012
Papillon wrote:
No doubt that CAIR has a hand in this.
They want muslims to get away with these crimes.
They are already immune to many domestic violence crimes, where they have a 'right' to beat their wives and children at will.
Many muslim men have more wives than they have teeth.
Some Muslims are fond of condemning western morality alcoholism, nudity, premarital sex and homosexuality often being cited as examples. But Muslims do not have a monopoly on morality. In the west, child marriages and sex with children are illegal. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for many Muslim countries.

I recently saw the documentary on the Dancing Boys of Afghanistan. It exposed an ancient custom called "bacha bazi" (boy for play), where rich men buy boys as young as 11 from impoverished families for sexual slavery.
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Apr 29, 2012
Papillon wrote:
No doubt that CAIR has a hand in this.
They want muslims to get away with these crimes.
They are already immune to many domestic violence crimes, where they have a 'right' to beat their wives and children at will.
Many muslim men have more wives than they have teeth.
That's wall to wall crazy. There's no exemption for any religious freeeks from abuse laws, including talibangelical xstains who consider children to be property that they may beat.

The xstain fundies cannot beat their wives or incest their children with impunity from secular law, although many xstain fundies will dispute this fact. Similarly, muslims may not have more than one wife or honor kill their family members or whatever else you're fantasizing.

You live in a world of half heard, disingenuous, anti rational, bigoted mythology. Sick.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#5 Apr 29, 2012
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms wrote:
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That's wall to wall crazy. There's no exemption for any religious freeeks from abuse laws, including talibangelical xstains who consider children to be property that they may beat.
The xstain fundies cannot beat their wives or incest their children with impunity from secular law, although many xstain fundies will dispute this fact. Similarly, muslims may not have more than one wife or honor kill their family members or whatever else you're fantasizing.
You live in a world of half heard, disingenuous, anti rational, bigoted mythology. Sick.
Yea why don't you try telling Aasiya Zubair's headless body that it was just a fantasy that she was honor killed.
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Apr 29, 2012
Robert wrote:
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Yea why don't you try telling Aasiya Zubair's headless body that it was just a fantasy that she was honor killed.
Because you lying, ignorant, anti rational freeek, the claim from the Tea Bagging mouth breather was that honor killings are "legal" because CAIR says they're legal.

That's a different issue from whether str8 men of all kinds in this society direct violence at women.

The point was that Islam is not making such violence "legal."

Is that too damn subtle for you, you inbred racist?

If any large community is claiming it's religion permits physical violence in contradiction to existing secular, civil law it is the fundie xstains, who consider their children property who may be subjected to corporal punishment straying well into child abuse.

The fundies are making that claim - that it's legal. Not any Muslims that I know of.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#7 Apr 29, 2012
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms wrote:
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Because you lying, ignorant, anti rational freeek, the claim from the Tea Bagging mouth breather was that honor killings are "legal" because CAIR says they're legal.
That's a different issue from whether str8 men of all kinds in this society direct violence at women.
The point was that Islam is not making such violence "legal."
Is that too damn subtle for you, you inbred racist?
If any large community is claiming it's religion permits physical violence in contradiction to existing secular, civil law it is the fundie xstains, who consider their children property who may be subjected to corporal punishment straying well into child abuse.
The fundies are making that claim - that it's legal. Not any Muslims that I know of.
wow, you REALLY ARE as stupid as your name implies.
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Apr 29, 2012
carey529 wrote:
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wow, you REALLY ARE as stupid as your name implies.
Yes, I realize even pondering whether the other racist is an avowed white supremacist was naive, you stupid Birther pos.

BTW, you moron, the Moron Churchcult, imo, does in fact "baptize by proxy" deceased Jews. Over the objections of the Jewish families and Jewish religious authorities when these sick rituals become known to them.

I am fact based, even in my insults, you worthless, racist, Tea Bagging, anti rational cretin.
saint

United States

#9 Apr 30, 2012
Yet child-pornography offenders are now the focus of an intense debate within the legal community as to whether the federal sentences they face have become, in many cases, too severe.

On one side of the debate, many federal judges and public defenders say repeated moves by Congress to toughen the penalties over the past 25 years have badly skewed the guidelines, to the point where offenders who possess and distribute child pornography can go to prison for longer than those who actually rape or sexually abuse a child.
saint

United States

#10 Apr 30, 2012
Ludicrous wrote:
It is absurd to sentence someone to jail who causes no harm to someone else. Additionally, the First Amendment clearly states that congress cannot restrict the publishing of printed material.
troolll

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#11 Apr 30, 2012
Mormon Dead Jew Baptisms wrote:
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Yes, I realize even pondering whether the other racist is an avowed white supremacist was naive, you stupid Birther pos.
BTW, you moron, the Moron Churchcult, imo, does in fact "baptize by proxy" deceased Jews. Over the objections of the Jewish families and Jewish religious authorities when these sick rituals become known to them.
I am fact based, even in my insults, you worthless, racist, Tea Bagging, anti rational cretin.
more brilliance from the -sshole left.

birther pos?
teabagger?
racists?
can you fcking idiots not come up with ONE original thought?

apparently not.

fact base THAT you dimwitted -sshole.
Gravediggers

United States

#12 Apr 30, 2012
ACLU honors attorney for representing Sexual Offenders refusals to register for Sexual Offender list
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/archive/aclu-to...

ACLU battles for gay websites in schools
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/...

Normalizing Pedophilia conference
http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/15/conference-...

Listing of Pedophilia as a 'disability'
http://news.yahoo.com/furor-greece-over-pedop...

The Obama agenda moves on
Sean1030

Washington, DC

#13 Apr 30, 2012
People who exploit children sexually ought to be castrated....and left in unsterile conditions to die a slow and painful death.
Pope Nosferatu s Closet

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Apr 30, 2012
carey529 wrote:
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more brilliance from the -sshole left.
birther pos?
teabagger?
racists?
can you fcking idiots not come up with ONE original thought?
apparently not.
fact base THAT you dimwitted -sshole.
First of all, you spent months on topix spewing Birther sht. So we know what level of intelligence you're functioning at.

Second, there were claims - from the usual lying racists - that Muslims can legally beat their wives in this country because it's a "religious" tenet.

Now only cretins would believe that. It's just not reality.

So that was the substance, which you Tea Bagging mongoloids can never deal with.

You're too busy trying to establish Christian sharia law while whining about Muslim sharia law, I guess.

“Slicing Through the B.S.”

Since: Aug 09

Wanna touch my Katana?

#15 May 1, 2012
Ludicrous wrote:
It is absurd to sentence someone to jail who causes no harm to someone else. Additionally, the First Amendment clearly states that congress cannot restrict the publishing of printed material.
"Causes no harm to someone else"? What planet do you live on? Do you think that kiddie porn just appears out of thin air? Do you not think about the children that were exploited in making the pornography? They most certainly are harmed psychologically and often physically.

The Constitution exists to protect the rights of the citizens, but it also exists to ensure protection of its citizens, which is a higher purpose. Saving innocent children from perverted exploitation certainly fulfills the latter.

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