People in the US are being labeled and harsly punished for unintentionally encountering child pornography, via means of downloading from peer to peer networks, or encountering it on a website. While i do agree child abuse laws and support law enforcement's fight to punish those who willfully abuse children and gratify themselves on such content, folks are in danger of facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in a federal prison, being an entry in the national sex offender registry, facing massive fines that are not limited civil suits by money hungry attorneys exploiting the very children who have been abused. I believe not all who have been accused of such crimes are actually guilty of seeking images and video of children, but rather the victims of faulty P2P software application deisgns, and adult web sites that don't properly filter the content posted. Any person out there can fall victim to the label of sex offender by unintentionally viewing such content. And suffer life altering consequences.Therefore I am petitioning the US Supreme Court to overhaul consequences of encountering such material.
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