Skip to comments.Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn
Posted on 03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz
e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his partys 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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And the author is correct: This will go unmentioned in the national press, or more accurately, the national Propaganda Corps.
“This will go unmentioned in the national press, or more accurately, the national Propaganda Corps.”
Especially the Democrat part.
I’m sure he will claim he was just doing “research”.
But,but,but, he was only doing research so as to craft a better law, yeah that’s the ticket!
Shall we wait for the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, CNN, NPR...to report this? It is remarkable it even appeared in this publication.
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?
2 heavy tow chains secured to rear undercarriage.
Miles of hard pavement and off road desert rock and cacti.
I sense a plan coming.
Someone at ICE who ordered this raid will find themselves out of a job by Friday.
trying to find that inner child...spit
Shades of Pete Townsend.
why the eff did Immigration raid him? What the hell business is it of theirs?
The left excuses anything at all for their guys
That’s a fair question. This sort of thing is the purview of the FBI and the Postal Services.
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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!
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.
Elgin has a huge illegal population, I wonder if they thought he was making the porn.
Quite a surprise actually. I mean how could it make to public.
Makes one wonder if, as this is ‘Chicago-way’ country, who he might have pissed off...
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.
The important thing to remember is that the seat is still safely in the hands of Democrats. A day sooner, and...
on the left
Is this a case of being hoisted on his own petard?
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.
“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.
THINK THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PART OF HIS PROBLEM?
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I see rehab in his future.
Still, it's interesting that his party affiliation was mentioned in the very first line.
Perhaps even Sally Sweetlies has had enough?