One of the questions which has occurred in search engine terms for this site is as follows:
How can possession of a photo be a crime?
The answer is simple. It is a crime because George Bush and the Moral Majority in Congress made it a crime. In the passion of the post 9/11 era, an abomination in the eyes of the Lord called the Patriot Act was made the law of the land. An even bigger abomination was that the law is actually the Kiddie Porn and Patriot Act and the same excesses used to capture Arab Terrorists can be used to seek and destroy sick old men playing with their tallywackers.
Even worse, it doesn’t have to be a picture, it can be an electronic image on the hard drive of your computer which is only accessible by a certified geek and it doesn’t matter that a mere mortal can’t access it or that your weird brother-in-law may have used your computer while you were on vacation. If it’s anywhere on your machine, then you possess it and you’re guilty.
Now don’t let the asshole in Washington who represents you, tell you it would never be enforced this way. The government spent days during the three week trial trying to prove that Chuck (Charles Stephano) was weird and yet that is exactly how they described the charges to the jury over and over.
Anyone who read my rather disturbing post on Stalking The Young Black Male, will recognize that I picked up about 30 fairly young pictures in less than 2 hours. It doesn’t matter that I’m trying to prove that this type of crap can be placed on every on-line computer in the nation. If it’s on my machine, I posses it and am guilty. Now you all can understand the 7-pass wipe after I capture it. I want to know how it got there (The Technology) and why it got there and trust me kiddie porn ain’t pleasure to me.
Nobody will ever convince me that stalking the young black male or old veterans who haven’t engaged in bimodal sex of any nature in years is in the national interest.
If you ever saw an undesirable porn pop-up on your computer, you have pictures too and it would take a geek to permanently get rid of them so EnCase cant find them. Re-formatting doesn’t work. Unfortunately getting rid of pictures you can’t find means getting rid of all the family photos and documents stored on your computer.
Always remember, Big Brother is watching you! 😉
Ben Franklin said those who sacrifice freedom for security get neither.