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Week-long child porn sweep snares 32
bostonherald.com ^ | 04/10/2012 | Christine McConville

Posted on 04/10/2012 1:35:02 PM PDT by massmike

In what law enforcement officials say is one of the largest such busts in the nation, 32 Massachusetts men have been charged this week with possession of child pornography. Another 15 individuals are still under investigation and eight search warrants have been authorized in the case, a battery of state and local police said today at the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Framingham.

“It’s a total of 55 cases, with 32 arrests and we’re seeking eight more criminal complaints,” state police Col. Marian J. McGovern said about Operation Corral, a week-long sweep of child pornography suspects across Massachusetts.

He said this week’s arrests are “a drop in the bucket. We are going to be doing this for a long time.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: childporn; childpornography; pedophiles; pedophilia

1 posted on 04/10/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

“He said this week’s arrests are “a drop in the bucket. We are going to be doing this for a long time.”

Sounds like a new WOD. Maybe now they can dump that waste of taxpayer dollars and move all those guys to this new beat.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 1:37:28 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: massmike

liberaltarians call it “art”

normal people call it child abuse

These guys should have moved to Tokyo where possession of this stuff is legal.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 1:38:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cuban leaf
Sounds like a new WOD. Maybe now they can dump that waste of taxpayer dollars and move all those guys to this new beat.

Sounds like they are just intercepting web traffic without a warrant. Its the only way they could be gathering that much information.

Good thing law enforcement is no longer required to obey any laws.

4 posted on 04/10/2012 1:39:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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Sounds like they are just intercepting web traffic without a warrant. Its the only way they could be gathering that much information.

It could just be old-fashioned entrapment. I wonder how many child-porn sites, boards and posers are really just various law enforcement stings and pervs.

5 posted on 04/10/2012 1:49:47 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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Kinda of a good thing keeping `em guessing

Hey perv...ya gotta ask yourself,do you feel

lucky

Ma going after pervs...must be an election

coming up or something


6 posted on 04/10/2012 2:43:44 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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Hey perv...ya gotta ask yourself,do you feel lucky...

I like a little fear of God scaring the pervs, but it seems as though the cops may be expanding an industry by their tactics. Kinda like the guy who is approached by a undercover cop who dressed as a hooker - he wouldn't be looking for a prostitute, but one came a knocking and saying no was never his strong suit. It's a bad way to do law. Oh and the cops are often the worst pervs. Google my former sheriff Patrick Sullivan. sometimes dem foxes be gardin the hen-house!

7 posted on 04/10/2012 3:17:05 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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I am wondering what percentage of the people who play around with child porn ever act upon their impulses? If they are restrained from acting upon these impulses by their own fears or even by their own sense of decency, then what is their crime, other than thought-crime? Their impulses are sick and perverted, yes, but if they haven’t acted upon them outside of photos and internet viewing, what harm have they done? It seems a total waste to be spending law-enforcement efforts and locking these people up in prison if their crimes never go beyond their own imagination.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 5:49:35 PM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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Interesting point except for the fact actual child are being sexually abused which makes the end user part of the problem....

There was a court case were viewing computer generated child porn was charged just like it was the real thing....

I don't remember the outcome of the case nut it was interesting from the standpoint it truly was a victimless crime since it all computer generated ...

9 posted on 04/10/2012 6:29:33 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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