reply to post by DYepes
Haha. Alright then, if you think this is such a good idea, why don't you go type in the URL to one of those fake links and see what happens?
Let's make bets on whether or not you still have friends, or a family, or a job a week from now after your name shows up in an article like the one
that was just posted by xxpigxx.
Notice they weren't found guilty of anything yet. Notice they were merely arrested and charged so far. The two men in pig's article could end up
being found innocent. You'll never know, because nobody reports that in the news.
When the FBI comes knocking, the media will tell the whole world why they were there. When the jury finds you innocent, nobody will tell anybody
I'm going to state with 95% certainty that you either didn't read or didn't understand the argument against this operation. It's not the threat of
innocent people going to jail - there's almost no threat of that happening.
It's the threat of innocent people being on the receiving end of an FBI search for child porn. It's the threat of being charged. That is all it
takes to ruin a life. It doesn't have to go to trial or even lead to an arrest. The search alone will make your neighbors hate you, your family
suspicious, and your friends desert you. The public mindset is innocent until proven guilty, unless it's child porn, in which case you're just
If you still think this is such a great idea, I want you to imagine your BEST FRIEND telling somebody this:
"Yeah, I used to hang out with [your name here]. He seemed like a great guy, then one day the feds knocked down his door and took his router and hard
drive looking for kiddie porn. I never would have thought, him, of all people!"
Read the original article.
They didn't peacefully ask the suspects, "Hey, can we take a look at your hard drive? You went to one of our
links, and we need to make sure it was just an accident."
They knocked on his door at 7am, pulled him out into his lawn, threw him on the ground and cuffed him - BEFORE INVESTIGATING FURTHER. BEFORE LOOKING
AT HIS ROUTER. BEFORE LOOKING AT HIS HARD DRIVE. All he had done was click the link.
Now, I understand he was found guilty... BUT.... What if they had found him innocent? What if the investigation had revealed that somebody else used
his computer, or a hacker used a trojan to access the site through his computer, or somebody had been on his wireless network, or somebody had sent
him the link and said it was something else? Do you think he would have gotten his life back after that?
No, he'd just be that guy who was fired after being arrested on child porn charges. Forever, that's who he'd be. He'd have to friggin move to a
new state just to get away from the ridicule, and forget getting a decent job ever again!
I don't even know why I'm bothering with all this. I already know your response. You read maybe half of this post, let none of it sink in,
considered nothing but your own viewpoint, and now you're going to come back with some elaborate version of "Child molesters suck and nothing on
earth is important except catching them! Besides, if somebody is innocent their hard drive will clear them of all charges! Hurray hurray for the
I sure hope those friggin blinders are comfortable. I'm with Novus, what I'm really thinking about you... ugh... who are supporting this would get
me warned if I went ahead and said it, so I'm going to stop here.
[edit on 26-3-2008 by mattifikation]