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In a controversial decision that is already sparking debate around the country, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that viewing child pornography online is not a crime. "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote in a majority decision for the court.
"[S]ome affirmative act is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen," Ciparick wrote. "To hold otherwise, would extend the reach of (state law) to conduct—viewing—that our Legislature has not deemed criminal."
Originally posted by Starwise
I just want to give up on the human race in general...I will go watch the 5th Element now......
Originally posted by Mizzijr
This is why the system should have a damn brain. WHY would this be allowed?? I wonder what the judge was thinking as he slammed that mallet.. his ass is probably viewing some right now.
This world needs purification.