Skip to comments.Obama administration shutters anti-porn task force
Posted on 04/20/2011 11:33:07 AM PDT by wagglebee
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Justice Department task force initiated under the Bush administration to fight the spread of hardcore pornography has been shut down by Obama’s attorney general.
Politico reported this week that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder closed the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force, a move that has been met with criticism by conservative congressmen and other leaders.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) urged Holder in an April 4 letter, signed by 41 other senators, including 6 Democrats, to change his mind.
We know more than ever how illegal adult obscenity contributes to violence against women, addiction, harm to children, and sex trafficking. This material harms individuals, families and communities and the problems are only getting worse,” he wrote.
The Justice Department claims that the porn issue is better handled by lower U.S. attorneys and by the Criminal Divisions Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.
Dr. Judith Reisman, an internationally recognized expert on the harms of pornography, said she considered the task force to have been no better than a token initiative.
“While perfunctory, smoke screen pretenses were made under Bush now the cards are on the table,” said Reisman in an email to LifeSiteNews.com, adding that “even under [Reagan] we were spiked, not by him of course, but by those under him.”
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IP addresses in the WH were popping up on the screens of the task force.
See there, the Obama admin has no problem ending SOME things. Now if we could just get them to go after the DOE (both of ‘em) and the Dept. of Agriculture...HHS....we could be on our way to fixing this financial disaster we call a nation.
The porn industry is funded by large Corporations. If you look at the porn companies and you will find out they have a parent company that usually leads to well known large companies.
Sorry folks but porn is not going way. The bottom line is there is too much money in it.
The “war” on porn is just as effective as The War On (Some) Drugs.
A complete failure.
your post got me thinking of some other things Obama doesn’t have a problem ending. One of his first acts as president was to make a kill list of select car dealerships.
I wonder how many families were affected? I wonder how many lost their insurance? I wonder how many had autistic kids? and they were told, like, you know.....”you’re on your own!”
"Fighting obscenity is one of the primary purposes of the Federal government, and we must not only put it in the Constitution, but require 'Task Forces', especially in tough economic times. Our descendants will sit on their Intertubes and note how extremely effective such Task Forces are, being totally free of the presence of immoral influences, and every child will be free from exploitation!"
Holder doesn’t want his own computer to become evidence, apparently.
Well you can’t balance a budget without breaking a few eggs. Going forward I hope the the coming G.O.P. administration will consider massive tax breaks for those donating to charities, so that the charities can care for the autistic and other such folks.
It was never fedzillas’ job to be everything to everyone and when it tries, even in ways that we like, it usually winds up bad.
It is imperative to the left to spread immorality as far and wide as possible
The target is kiddie porn; which sadly has some support on FR
gotta cut spending, you know...
I was just making fun of how he sat Paul Ryan in front of him so he could accuse him of abusing autistic kids in front of America.
I’m thinking - autistic kids everywhere would be doing alot better if their moms and dads could find jobs. If republicans knew how to fight, they’d start interviewing families with autistic kids who are struggling from Obamanomics. From there they could expose what Obamacare would do to these poor kids.
Kiddie porn already has serious investigatin and enforcement. If they want to create a DOJ sub-group to target kiddie porn (I think there already is), I’d vote to fund the SHIT out of it.
But targeting adults, a la the Meese Commission, is non-productive. We saw that almost immediately, yet we let the nonsense continue.
I don't believe your assertion. Care to give some examples?
In a world where anybody with a video camera and a willing woman can make porn, I would think the industry would be increasingly decentralized.
“I was just making fun of how he sat Paul Ryan in front of him so he could accuse him of abusing autistic kids in front of America.”
I thought that really showed the lack of class that has come to epitomize who Comrade O really is.