[I would venture a (probably not too wild) guess that as many as one in five American men with access to the internet has explored comparable images of child porn.  The lesson here is that only those who get caught pay the penalty in this country.  And this penalty is, needless to say, ludicrous.  I am not recommending child porn, but it is obviously available only a few clicks of the keys away.  I must receive 5 to 10 offers of same each time I open my morning mail.  Sick notion of what punishment is all about here.  Such neither deters nor restores.

Ed Kent]

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Justices Decline Case on 200-Year Sentence for Man Who
Possessed Child Pornography
By LINDA GREENHOUSE
The Arizona man, who received the sentence for possessing
20 pornographic images of children, failed to persuade the
Supreme Court to consider whether the sentence was
unconstitutionally excessive.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/washington/27scotus.html?th&emc=th


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