October 18, 2006 4:36 AM PDT

U.S. agents crack down on Internet child porn

'Operation Emissary' results in arrest of 125 people, including police officers, high school teachers and a federal border patrol agent.

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"This case should clearly demonstrate to those pedophiles who believe that the Internet provides them with anonymity that they are clearly mistaken,"

That depends on whether they were caught by their finacial records or with their IP address. If it was the former, then it not so much the internet as the banking system, which has stepped efforts to spot transactions with sites etc known to distribute child porn. If it was the latter, then I am less inclined to believe all hype for data retention since 1.) civil litigants like RIAA seem to have little trouble tracking people down by IP 2.) If these people where caught by their IP addresses it shows that law enforcement can move quickly enough to obtain information from ISPs when necessary. So it seems when law enforcement moves on leads rather than twiddling their thumbs for a few months they get things done without potentially compromising everyone else's privacy.
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Yea, I'm extremely glad myself.

However, if it'll help law enforcement nail more of these people, I have no problem with ISPs maintaining data on their users.

Sorry, I know many people (at least here in the CNet forums) don't agree, but as far as I'm concerned, this shouldn't be a problem if you're not doing anything illegal.

Charles R. Whealton
Charles Whealton @ pleasedontspam.com
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Think about this. Teachers, police officers, military officers, etc. I am not pro child pornography at all. Personally I think its disgusting. But over in Japan a minor is anyone UNDER the age of 14. So that means a 40 year old can legally sleep with a 14 year old. While that seems wrong me, thats because the United States has try to label anything and everything that they dotn like as being the worst possible thing. However, my debate on the issue is, what is human nature?

We all know men get more attractive, in general, as they get older. They show their wisdom and their looks change to a more pleasant experience.

However women on the otherhand are just the opposite. Human nature has them getting less attractive and losing a lot of qualities that humans look for(firm skin, color hair, upkept body, etc).

So what is NATURAL? if there were no laws, what would be the limit? Would there be a limit?

I am all for these people getting into trouble. The united states laws say its illegal, so therefor its illegal. Don't think im trying to defend them, because im not. But it makes me wonder, with priest molesting little boys and school teachers having sex with students, maybe the united states got something screwed up. The united states is not god, under any religion, and never will be.
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This is good news the sick...
need this help. They also need a bullet in the brain.

Robert
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