STOP CHILD PORN FROM BEING LEGAL ON INTERNET
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STOP CHILD PORN FROM BEING LEGAL ON INTERNET

    1. Lynn Robertson
    2. Petition by

      Lynn Robertson

      Westland, MI

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Viewing child pornography online isn't a crime, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in the case of a college professor whose work computer was found to have stored more than a hundred illegal images in its Web cache.
Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote for a majority of four of the six judges. The court dismissed one of the counts of promoting a sexual performance of a child and one of the dozens of counts of possession of child pornography on which James D. Kent was convicted. The judge decided that this is voyeurism, but not child pornography. (WHAT??? NOT pornography??? These children (and women) were NOT willing participants!)
"Merely viewing Web images of child pornography does not, absent other proof, constitute either possession or procurement within the meaning of our Penal Law," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote for a majority of four of the six judges. "Rather, some affirmative act is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen," Ciparick wrote. "To hold otherwise, would extend the reach of (state law) to conduct — viewing — that our Legislature has not deemed criminal."
Kent had a folder on his computer that stored about 13,000 saved images of girls whom investigators estimated to be 8 or 9 years old!
PLEASE sign this and share this with everybody you know!! We MUST protect our children!!!
Also....PLEASE express your feelings to:
Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
New York State Court of Appeals
20 Eagle Street
Albany, New York 12207
Phone: (518) 455-7700

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
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      Lynn Robertson
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      We are on our way to 300 signatures!! The faster we get there, the faster I can send the signatures to the New Yprk Court of Appeals!

    3. We have passed 100 signatures!!

      Lynn Robertson
      Petition Organizer

      We are on our way to 200 signatures on this petition! The faster we get signatures, the quicker I can mail to the New York Court of Appeals! Thank you for signing!!

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Aidan Wahl READING, PA
      • 5 months ago

      This is wrong and sick! We have to stop it

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    • Lyn Robertson ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Because the society I am a part of is far too lenient on pornography. It is affecting society at all levels, from children through to adults around the world. Something needs to change

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    • pai cozy range แม่ฮองสอน, THAILAND
      • 5 months ago

      Children are innocent

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    • Nikki Griffin BELLEVILLE, IL
      • 5 months ago

      Because I am a mother.

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    • Cassy Verana PHILIPPINES, PHILIPPINES
      • 6 months ago

      People who do this crime sickens me. It's vile and repulsive, and every kid needs to grow up and enoy their childhood.

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