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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Children: Cat Finds Porn Stash


Sophie the cat is being credited (together with her hooman, of course) with putting the bite, so to speak, on one Luis Jimenez, collector of child porn.

Sophie, who looks pretty young herself, was exploring her human's kitchen when she came across a stack of DVDs of pornography involving children as young as five years of age. Fortunately, her curiousity saved Deity alone knows how many children when her person decided to check out what Sophie was rooting through and put a DVD in the player. Horrified at the contents of the DVD, she contacted the police and turned over the DVDs. The police, in following up with the landlord, found that the criminal was apparently as stupid as frozen cookie dough. Either that or he just had the worst luck on the planet. You see, his girlfriend had left an email address with the landlord when the scumbag moved out. Police tracked down the email address and got a warrant based on the DVDs as probable cause, and the next thing you know the slimy sleazeball admits its his porn stash and they find additional child porn on his computer.

Video here.

We're well aware that our dear friend and co-blogger, Ms. Manitoba, does not favour the death penalty, but child sexual abuse is one of the very very few cases in which we are pro-death penalty. We do not believe adults who would sexually abuse very young children can be rehabilitated. We have not read of any case in which an adult who sexually abuses children ever stops. We have read that on average, such people have approximately 100 victims before they are stopped. That they are only stopped when arrested, convicted, and deprived of their freedom. And that many of their victims go on to become child sexual abusers. We do not believe that they ever stop being a danger to the most helpless members of the community. And we would prefer that they be put in a position where they can never again inflict the same suffering on any other child that they inflicted on any child.

That said, we differentiate between thought crimes and real crimes. People who own or view child porn, as long as they did not actively participate in the creation of such porn, do not deserve the same punishment as those who actually search for and enslave and force children to participate in such porn. We believe those people can be rehabilitated, even if it's a long and costly process. And those who are pro-life, or believe in the sanctity of human life (which we don't, really) should bear the burden of saving such people.

For the abusers themselves, we do not believe in attempts at rehabilitation, but a quick and merciful death.

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