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Second Birmingham library worker sues employer, claiming patrons look at pornography on computers
The Birmingham News ^ | 7/20/11 | AP

Posted on 07/20/2011 11:24:42 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl

A second employee of Birmingham's downtown library has filed a lawsuit against her employer, claiming library patrons are looking at pornography on the Internet and management is doing nothing about it.

Jackson says in her lawsuit that patrons are routinely allowed to view pornography on library computers, often in the presence of children and that management has failed to address the matter.

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KEYWORDS: libraries; library; moralabsolutes; porn; pornography

1 posted on 07/20/2011 11:24:46 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Bodleian_Girl

The workers might wanna put a call in to the American Library Association, which champions the right to view porn in libraries.


2 posted on 07/20/2011 11:27:18 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Isn’t this sexual harassment? Hostile work environment and all that?


3 posted on 07/20/2011 11:30:16 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Larry Lucido

just yank these computers out. I have seen computers in the library, and if they aren’t looking at porn, they are on facebook or myspace. I wanted to edit a resume as I didn’t have word at home, and I couldn’t get on due to playing around.

Its a library, read books, yank the computers out.


4 posted on 07/20/2011 11:31:31 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Larry Lucido

One of the big problems at that library is it’s proximity to a local park which is a gathering place for homeless drug users and drunks.

When it’s hot out, they come in to the library to cool off and view porn.

Then the local do-gooders offer them free food and a bed at night.


5 posted on 07/20/2011 11:33:12 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Several years ago I was working out at the YMCA in SF when I noticed a man on a lifecycle (which have internet access) was browsing sexually explicit gay personal ads on CraigsList. Many children were in the area. I immediately reported this guy and he escorted out of the facility.


6 posted on 07/20/2011 11:33:17 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Do people still go to libraries?


7 posted on 07/20/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Isn’t this sexual harassment? Hostile work environment and all that?

I think so. If her coworkers were surfing porn in her vision and her supervisors refused to stop it, it sure would be.

Let those ALA jerks pay through the nose for allowing this.

8 posted on 07/20/2011 11:40:51 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: DonaldC

I do. I’m a cheapskate and I love to read. Also, I like to buy books from the used book store at the library.


9 posted on 07/20/2011 11:41:18 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Sherman Logan
Isn’t this sexual harassment? Hostile work environment and all that?

I think it is.

10 posted on 07/20/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: GSWarrior

Really? In San Francisco?? Isn’t this the norm?

If it were anyone else claiming the perv was escorted out, I’d call BS. But I believe you.


11 posted on 07/20/2011 11:44:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: DonaldC

“Do people still go to libraries?”

Yep. To look at porn it sounds like.


12 posted on 07/20/2011 11:45:10 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: DonaldC
"Do people still go to libraries?"

Where else can you go to view porn in complete safety?

13 posted on 07/20/2011 11:47:45 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Square Dancing - Drill and Ceremony Set To Music)
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To: AppyPappy

Beat me by a couple of minutes ...


14 posted on 07/20/2011 11:48:43 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Square Dancing - Drill and Ceremony Set To Music)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Asked to leave” is a more accurate description.


15 posted on 07/20/2011 11:50:21 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: DonaldC

I visit my local library several times a month. They have an excellent collection of books on tape (CDs actually). I listen to these books while I’m walking outside or on the treadmill at the gym. The rows of computers are usually completely occupied. I don’t know if the users are looking at porn or not.


16 posted on 07/20/2011 11:53:47 AM PDT by Ax
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To: All

The internet is for porn...or at least Q street says so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-TA57L0kuc&feature=related


17 posted on 07/20/2011 11:59:03 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: rokkitapps

Funny.
I use ‘em to find and reserve books and materials. They have replaced the card catalogs.


18 posted on 07/20/2011 12:19:32 PM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

they have the computers for looking up books, i.e. electronic card catalog, but they also have internet terminals.


19 posted on 07/20/2011 12:23:40 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: rokkitapps

But, but, but, but, how’s we’s gonna’ find a joooobbb, so we can pay for our Escalade???????


20 posted on 07/20/2011 12:25:25 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: rokkitapps

In the Forsyth County Library System, the computers do both. They open to the catalog, but once you are logged in, you can bring up a browser session.


21 posted on 07/20/2011 12:34:29 PM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: rokkitapps

In the Forsyth County Library System, the computers do both. They open to the catalog, but once you are logged in, you can bring up a browser session.


22 posted on 07/20/2011 12:34:40 PM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray
The Gods of the Copybook Headings.

Was ever there a more astute poem written? I love that one.

23 posted on 07/20/2011 7:57:12 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Placemark for pingout.


24 posted on 07/20/2011 10:58:10 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Bodleian_Girl
See what I have written on this:

"Library Employee Harassment Continues As Second Suit for Unabated Porn is Filed in Birmingham Alabama"


SafeLibraries.org - Are Children Safe in Public Libraries?
Contact me to get on or off my library crime ping list.

SafeLibraries. org - Are Children Safe in Public Libraries?

Also see SafeLibraries Blog.

25 posted on 07/20/2011 11:19:10 PM PDT by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Fire the employees, it’s none of their business!


26 posted on 07/20/2011 11:22:07 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Bodleian_Girl

IMHO, you can pretty much answer any political or social question by referring to Kipling’s poems.


27 posted on 07/21/2011 4:20:12 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: AppyPappy; All
In Beverly MA a library director was fired after he befriended a teen boy using the computers; took him to his house to show him gay porn etc. Plead guilty to child porn possession:

article

>>Tom Scully, the former public library director who in January pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, is now fighting to hold on to his pension. Scully has sued the city’s Retirement Board, hoping to bar it from holding a hearing that would consider whether his actions constituted “moral turpitude” related to his job, which could lead to his $31,448 annual pension being revoked.
>> The charges relate to child pornography found on a computer in Scully’s home. His computer was searched after Scully caught a boy looking at pornography on a library computer and invited him back to his house to safely look at it there. The boy’s foster father later went to police, concerned about what he said was an “unusual relationship” between the boy and Scully

28 posted on 07/21/2011 5:17:26 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

oops I guess he wasn’t fired—he managed to retire but knew charges were pending against him. Later he said he needed his pension money because he had to pay for his GPS bracelet. Also had been “accumulating credit card debt” (buying porn?)

>>Scully, 60, is being monitored by a GPS bracelet and is subject to random searches of his computer and had been also ordered to not have unsupervised contacts with children under 16, not possess pornography and continue to undergo counseling.


29 posted on 07/21/2011 5:22:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: plan2succeed.org

Thank you!


30 posted on 07/21/2011 11:53:25 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Thanks. I’ve had a ton of positive comments on this article I wrote, including attention from the media.


31 posted on 07/21/2011 9:52:00 PM PDT by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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