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  • San Francisco’s Gay Icon Larry Brinkin Guilty of Felony Child Porn Possession

    01/28/2014 12:11:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/28/14 | cnsnews
    (CNSNews.com) – Larry Brinkin, who worked at the Human Rights Commission for the City of San Francisco for 22 years and was a prominent homosexual rights activist for more than 40 years, pleaded guilty to felony child pornography possession last week. Brinkin is expected to serve six months in jail, five years of probation, and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life when he is sentenced on Mar. 5. But he likely will get to keep his city pension because possessing and viewing child porn apparently is not considered a crime of “moral turpitude” under San...
  • Elected Durham County D.A. Tracey Cline — Former Mike Nifong Deputy — Removed from Office

    04/29/2012 12:55:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Volokh ^ | April 28, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    This happened last month, but I just learned of the case because the trial court decision was just posted on Westlaw; Cline is appealing the removal. The decision is here; a newspaper article on the subject is here; the statute authorizing the removal, N.C. Gen. Stats. § 7A-66(6), provides that a D.A. may be removed by a court for “[c]onduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute.” ... partly because it comes on the heels of the ouster of D.A. Nifong — Cline was the first D.A. elected following Nifong’s ouster, and had worked for...
  • Court: Indecent Exposure Not Always Depraved

    02/10/2010 3:47:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 687+ views
    AP via KTVU-2 ^ | 2/10/10
    SAN FRANCISCO -- What is moral turpitude? U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt says society will never agree on a precise definition for the squishy legal concept that characterizes a depraved person. The court ruled Wednesday that indecent exposure, for one, does not necessarily qualify. The appeals court ruled 2-1 in the case of Victor Ocegueda Nunez, an immigrant from Mexico who faced deportation because of a 2003 indecent exposure conviction in Northern California. . . . The court ordered an immigration judge to determine whether the specific circumstances of Nunez's case qualify as moral turpitude.