Today’s DISCOUNT NEWS has us talking about a 6th Grade PORNO, how it’s OK to view but not download child porn in NEW YORK and we ask you WAR JURY….DID THIS PARENT GO TOO FAR?!
A video on the Internet discovered by a mother in Mexico has upended a conservative, primarily indigenous community. The video captured sexual acts by sixth-graders inside an empty classroom during recess. Cops said they are investigating how the porn video was made by the sixth-graders. They also said the video was apparently made in an empty classroom during recess in late April. He said an investigation is being conducted by his department and the teachers union to determine whether any adults were involved. The teacher who uses the classroom did not appear to have been present when the video was made. Cops say no disciplinary action has been taken against any students or teachers as of yet. He said the students involved are being given psychological counseling. The incident occurred in late April at a grade school in the town of Calkini, which is in a relatively conservative and heavily indigenous area. Three boys are seen on the video engaging in oral and anal sex recorded on a cellphone by a fourth person, apparently another student.
Did the New York Court of Appeals LOSE ITS DAMN MIND? On Tuesday, they ruled that it’s not a crime to view child pornography online. It took some fairly involved legal wordplay to get there. But basically, they ruled that VIEWING child pornography on the Internet is NOT the same as possessing it. Once you download it to your computer, that’s a crime. Just looking . . . not a crime. James Kent is an assistant professor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Several years ago, hundreds of child pornography images were found on his computer. He claimed someone else put them there. He was sentenced to one to three years in prison. On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals dismissed two of the counts against him, saying that even though he possessed the pornography, viewing it and possessing it are different things. All of the judges in the court said they believe it’s up to the legislature, not the courts, to decide whether viewing child pornography is illegal and how it should be punished. But for now, these judges have set a mind-boggling and, in our opinion, HORRIBLY IRRESPONSIBLE, precedent: People in New York can legally look at child pornography. Terrible.
A Minnesota couple accused of shaving their 12-year-old daughter’s head and forcing her to run around their neighborhood in an adult diaper and tank top as punishment for a failing grade appeared in court on Wednesday on misdemeanor charges. The girl told police it was the third time she had been put on “diaper duty,” according to a criminal complaint charging her mother, Stephanie Broten, and stepfather, Darnell Landrum, with malicious punishment of a child. The alleged incident occurred on Monday in Fridley, a northern suburb of Minneapolis. Broten, 38, told police “she did not see what the problem was and that she was simply disciplining her child by embarrassing her,” an officer said in the complaint. Alerted by neighbors, police found the girl – who was being disciplined for getting an F on her report card – “hysterically crying” with a shaved head and wearing the tank top and diaper, the complaint said. The girl had been forced to run sprints in the diaper and tank top and had been outside for more than half an hour in the incident seen by 30 to 50 people, including men and teenage boys, it said. The girl had failed to bring her school assignments home before the incident, it said. The charges carry up to a year in jail.