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Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn
Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2014 | by Joe Saunders

Posted on 03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz

e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his party’s primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid.

State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield.

Items that were seized included the laptop computer Farnham used on the House floor, The Associated Press reported.

The search warrant sought material that “in any format and medium concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” AP reported.

No charges have been filed.

Farnham, 66, has been in office since 2009. In those five years, he has co-sponsored two laws cracking down child pornography: one targeting producers of child porn; the other stiffening penalties for its possession.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicagotribune; childporn; childpornography; cnn; demagogicparty; democrat; elgin; illinois; keithfarnham; memebuilding; msnbc; npr; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Not surprised.

And the author is correct: This will go unmentioned in the national press, or more accurately, the national Propaganda Corps.

1 posted on 03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

“This will go unmentioned in the national press, or more accurately, the national Propaganda Corps.”

Especially the Democrat part.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 8:02:57 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Lazamataz

I’m sure he will claim he was just doing “research”.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 8:05:23 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Lazamataz

But,but,but, he was only doing research so as to craft a better law, yeah that’s the ticket!


4 posted on 03/24/2014 8:05:38 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Lazamataz

Shall we wait for the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, CNN, NPR...to report this? It is remarkable it even appeared in this publication.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 8:05:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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Why did he resign? i thought this was a resume enhancer. Empowering to womyn and all that. Is it a tough election year or something?


6 posted on 03/24/2014 8:06:46 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Lazamataz

Ford F-150.

2 heavy tow chains secured to rear undercarriage.

Miles of hard pavement and off road desert rock and cacti.

I sense a plan coming.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 8:08:20 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: Lazamataz

Someone at ICE who ordered this raid will find themselves out of a job by Friday.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 8:08:58 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: P-Marlowe; Lazamataz
I’m sure he will claim he was just doing “research”

trying to find that inner child...spit

9 posted on 03/24/2014 8:11:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: P-Marlowe

Shades of Pete Townsend.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 8:13:29 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Lazamataz

why the eff did Immigration raid him? What the hell business is it of theirs?


11 posted on 03/24/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Lazamataz

The left excuses anything at all for their guys


12 posted on 03/24/2014 8:19:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: yldstrk

That’s a fair question. This sort of thing is the purview of the FBI and the Postal Services.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 8:21:54 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: yldstrk

Feds [Homeland Security] Interrogate Man Wearing Google Glass in Movie Theater
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3114024/posts


14 posted on 03/24/2014 8:24:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lazamataz
Wouldn't be surprised one bit if the guy wasn't framed up by his fellow demoncrats. They don't want anyone much less one of their own to be a champion against kiddie porn. A guy like that would be a thorn in the side of gay child exploiters. My bull$hit radar is going off.
15 posted on 03/24/2014 8:25:17 PM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: Lazamataz
This will go unmentioned in the national press, or more accurately, the national Propaganda Corps

Oh, you are so right!
How many people even know that one of John Kerry's Swiftboat crewmen that he dragged all over the country during the 2004 election was convicted and sentenced to prison for child-porn-I only found out because it was mentioned here!

16 posted on 03/24/2014 8:25:43 PM PDT by Larry381 (It don't matter what you say.....I'm offended!)
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why the eff did Immigration raid him?

One thing for sure. When the FEDS go after a DEM, it means he's one of the good guys. An American who doesn't want to sell out to the Socialist coup of our government. I'm surprised they haven't just killed him.

As to why ICE is being used to go after him, I don't have an answer yet. My guess is they were trying to get him on other charges, but those fell through when they couldn't manufacture enough proof.

17 posted on 03/24/2014 8:28:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: yldstrk
why the eff did Immigration raid him? What the hell business is it of theirs?

Elgin has a huge illegal population, I wonder if they thought he was making the porn.

18 posted on 03/24/2014 8:29:43 PM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Lazamataz

Quite a surprise actually. I mean how could it make to public.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 8:38:34 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Lazamataz

Makes one wonder if, as this is ‘Chicago-way’ country, who he might have pissed off...


20 posted on 03/24/2014 8:39:28 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: yldstrk

Quite a few people involved in child pornography have dealings with other sickos across international borders. When anything crosses a border it is subject to Customs Inspections. Child porn task forces often use ICE agents’ authority to those inspections to gather evidence. The other possible involvement would be domestically produced child porn using underage illegals. While ICE isn’t allowed to enforce immigration laws, in this regime, they can still target human trafficking.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 9:11:35 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Lazamataz

The important thing to remember is that the seat is still safely in the hands of Democrats. A day sooner, and...


22 posted on 03/24/2014 9:14:30 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Larry381
How many people even know that one of John Kerry's Swiftboat crewmen that he dragged all over the country during the 2004 election was convicted and sentenced to prison for child-porn-I only found out because it was mentioned here!
Didn't know that, but I'm not surprised. After all, this is the same John Kerry, who named Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary fame his daughter's godfather. The same Peter Yarrow who back in 1970 shared a few joints with a 13-yr-old girl and seduced her into, shall we say, puff on his "magic dragon". Oh, yeah it was a loooong time ago, but little things do mean a lot.
23 posted on 03/24/2014 9:17:42 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Lazamataz
You won't hear about this in the national press, because he is not a Republican.

Slate: The “GOP Lawmaker” Principle: Why You See So Many Articles About Random Right-Wing Politicians

24 posted on 03/24/2014 10:15:00 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Lazamataz

on the left

25 posted on 03/24/2014 10:58:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lazamataz

Is this a case of being hoisted on his own petard?


26 posted on 03/25/2014 12:18:23 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: GeronL

The left long ago had to face mass murder by their spiritual kin and made excuses. If you can do that everything else is minor in comparison.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 12:59:37 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Fungi

“Shall we wait for the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, CNN, NPR...to report this? It is remarkable it even appeared in this publication.”....

The “best” media outlet seems to be Facebook and Twitter to get these things out in the open. News travels faster there than in ANY news paper, TV, etc.


28 posted on 03/25/2014 3:37:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: USNBandit

THINK THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PART OF HIS PROBLEM?

Massive pedophile ring busted; 230 kids saved - US news - Crime ...

An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70000 members — thought to be the ... Five Americans among 184 people arrested; 230 abused children taken to safety ... of the network which uncovered the identities of suspected child sex offenders.

www.nbcnews.com/ id/ 42108748/ ns/ us_news-crime_and_courts/ t/ massive-online-pedophile-ring-busted-cops/ - View by Ixquick Proxy - Highlight


29 posted on 03/25/2014 7:30:46 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: bigheadfred

I see rehab in his future.


30 posted on 03/25/2014 9:52:10 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: Lazamataz
And the author is correct: This will go unmentioned in the national press, or more accurately, the national Propaganda Corps.

Still, it's interesting that his party affiliation was mentioned in the very first line.

Perhaps even Sally Sweetlies has had enough?

naaahhhh...

31 posted on 03/26/2014 9:13:24 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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