“Adult” Charged with Possessing Images of Naked Minor — Himself

The crime involves pictures of a naked minor, but he is being charged as an adult for possessing images of himself on his phone. Mark Horne has written about the “porn police state” before (also here). He has also written about how severe penalties are used due to moral outrage that, while justified, involves prosecuting a person for a crime he did not commit. It seems we have all of that as well as a bizarre mental self-contradiction in this post by Robbie Soave at Reason.com: “Teen Boy Read more […]

Manassas City Police Back Down on “Chemical Erection Warrant” But Prosecutor Still Abusing the Law

As you may know, the Manassas City Police were issued a warrant to induce an erection (via some kind of injection, hopefully) in a seventeen-year-old boy so they could photograph his private part and thus prove that the picture he sent his fifteen-year-old girlfriend was really his. Now the Washington Post reports that they are backing off, but this is not really that significant. It is true (and good as far as it goes) that the police have been shamed by the media attention they have received Read more […]

Manassas City, Virginia: Welcome to the Porn Police State

According to the Washington Post, the cops want to force a seventeen-year-old to have an erection and then photograph his aroused genitals. They want to do this because they suspect that the seventeen-year-old took a picture of his erection and sent it to his girlfriend via texting—“sexting” as it is now called. A judge actually granted that warrant, though it has not yet been executed. I really don’t know what to write about this barking-lunatic pretense of “law enforcement.” I Read more […]

FBI Changes “Primary Mission” from “Law Enforcement” to “National Security”

I think the Bureau has made a wise change since, if their primary mission is “law enforcement,” then people might expect them to adhere to the law they enforce on others. Foreign Policy’s blog, The Cable, reports: The FBI’s creeping advance into the world of counterterrorism is nothing new. But quietly and without notice, the agency has finally decided to make it official in one of its organizational fact sheets. Instead of declaring “law enforcement” as its “primary function,” as it has Read more […]

Why Kids Are So Awfully Sexualized

Today’s kids have been turned into little sex monsters by the sex culture surrounding them. They see the music videos of such morally bankrupt “artists” as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and nearly every R&B and rap “artist” out there; videos featuring females getting male attention and money thrown their way for showcasing their bodies, accompanied by lyrics (from females) that plead for their two-timing, physically abusive boyfriends to love them again, or lyrics (from males) that remarkably find Read more […]