July 23, 2009
Must Have Been One Of Those Irrestible Urges
What's the big deal? Poor guy was only looking at naughty pictures:
In 1999, Bruns dropped out of the University of Michigan after the police discovered a student was using the school's server to download and share child pornography. Detectives seized Bruns' computer from his dorm room and found thousands of pornographic images stored on it, according to the school newspaper. Bruns was arrested and pleaded guilty to charges of distributing child pornography, but he served only three years of probation because of his age, according to court documents.
This time, Bruns' laptop contained hundreds of images and at least five movie files depicting children under the age of 10 being sexually abused by men and women, according to police documents. Images show the children, some as young as 3, being tied up and raped, court filings said.
That judge sounds really uptight - it's not like he took the photos himself. One can only wonder what kind of disturbed Victorian insecurities were at work here.
Posted by Cassandra at July 23, 2009 08:24 AM
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But...But...But... maybe they were 'newsworthy'. He did work for the press, afterall.
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at July 23, 2009 10:44 AM
From the Neanderthal point of view... Which if not focused on the apex of the arc as described by the extended club when accelerating at arms length, has a somewhat finer point. That of a .357's front sight floating amidst a background of perv forehead.
Posted by: bt_hang-em-high_hun at July 23, 2009 10:56 AM
Hey, the photos were already out. He was just looking at them.
Posted by: And then her head exploded... at July 23, 2009 10:56 AM
Recidivism? What recidivism?
Posted by: bt_hang-em-high_hun at July 23, 2009 10:57 AM
He should have stuck to French postcards circa 1910.
Posted by: Mike Myers at July 23, 2009 11:00 AM
"Hey, the photos were already out. He was just looking at them.All the more reason to schedule 6 - 10 appearances in prime time on the alphabet networks and have HIS IWONness push Thought Crime legislation.
Posted by: And then her head exploded... at July 23, 2009 10:56 AM"
With all the thoughts out there, there's not a moment to lose!
Posted by: Big Bro at July 23, 2009 11:30 AM
In the late 70's I read a book called "The Tomorrow File", which included social items not yet ready for prime time, such as a car that would kill the driver if he tried to start it more than once while drunk. So, if you view child porn more than....
Just a thought. For tomorrow.
Posted by: tomg51 at July 23, 2009 12:05 PM
Wonder what national healthcare would think of Mr. Bruns. With a near zero payout from professional help, whats left to do?
Posted by: tomg51 at July 23, 2009 12:07 PM
I remember "The Tomorrow File." That was a terrific book.
Posted by: Texan99 at July 23, 2009 12:33 PM
Cognitive Disconnect #31,548: It is against the law to possess child porn but being a member of an organization advocating paedophilia is perfectly legal.
Oh, wait. NAMBLA only advocates *gay* paedophilia.
Posted by: BillT at July 23, 2009 01:04 PM
This was how our children's choir director was finally caught. Kiddie porn on the church computer. A lawyer in the congregation destroyed evidence to protect him (and the church). It emerged that the guy had been not just looking at, but having sex with children for decades (including bringing child prostitutes onto church property). As others have noted, recidivism is the name of the game, but also these pervs don't just look, but also touch. One might be forgiven for wondering if perhaps sharia law or some equally fierce penalties might be invoked?
Posted by: retriever at July 23, 2009 01:54 PM
One might be forgiven for wondering if perhaps sharia law or some equally fierce penalties might be invoked?
Nope. Just stick 'em in with the general prison population after their convictions.
Cons don't like short eyes.
Posted by: BillT at July 23, 2009 02:03 PM
two questions: Why child porn? I just don't get that AT ALL. A nice tush, great boobs, rounded hips PLUS a nice smile, beautiful eyes and intelligence are things that matter....none of which are found in a child.
Haven't they invented the "small head" guillotine?
This is an issue that goes beyond a problem. I have zero sympathy for such perverts and can only hope that justice is swift, certain and painful.
Just my thoughts. If my neandrethatlistic method and pattern don't work for you, that's ok, but it's my version of justice, and the least able to protect themselves deserve the most protection from those of us who can protect them. It is our moral obligation.
Posted by: Kbob in Katy at July 23, 2009 03:10 PM
In the late 70's I read a book called "The Tomorrow File", which included social items not yet ready for prime time, such as a car that would kill the driver if he tried to start it more than once while drunk.
Those cars exist already. They're called "horses."
Posted by: Grim at July 23, 2009 03:14 PM
Yep. I hear they'll sit on a man for no apparent reason.
Posted by: Mr. Ed at July 23, 2009 03:17 PM
"Haven't they invented the "small head" guillotine?"
My Pop conceived such an *idea* shortly after I got my first bra. It involved a tree stump (waaaaay out in the woods), hammer, rusty nail, lighter fluid, lighter and a butter knife. I'm sure I don't need to *draw* ya a diagram.
Posted by: DL Sly at July 23, 2009 03:21 PM
"Those cars exist already. They're called "horses."Heh... We had one of those at one time. From him, I learned what one should look for and verify was not in an animal.
"Yep. I hear they'll sit on a man for no apparent reason."They surely have their reasons. We're just not privy to em.
Posted by: bthun at July 23, 2009 03:25 PM
They're taking their revenge on Frenchmen for considering horsemeat an ingredient.
However, since they can't reach France, they just dispense with the formality of determining actual nationality.
Sorta like the DNC or ACORN...
Posted by: BillT at July 23, 2009 03:31 PM
I learned what one should look for and verify was *not* in an animal.
The entity named "Legion," for one...
Posted by: BillT at July 23, 2009 03:44 PM
Sick. A bullet is too merciful. I have my own ideas about how to deal with perverts and such pond scum.
Posted by: Cricket at July 23, 2009 07:38 PM
I'm with Cricket. And I volunteer to implement punishments. I have no qualms doling it out to these kinds of pond scum.
Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at July 23, 2009 10:33 PM
They surely have their reasons. We're just not privy to em.
When my wife tells the story, there's a cat that spooks the horse. I don't recall that cat; but my attention was elsewhere.
Yesterday, the wife's new horse was going totally insane over the boy swinging in a hammock. I couldn't figure out what was scaring him. I'm looking around, thinking: "What? Wolf? Is there a wolf? I saw an elk the other day, so there could be a wolf too."
No, it was just a hammock. Stupid horse. :)
Posted by: Grim at July 23, 2009 11:08 PM
I rush to add that no harm came of it, neither to horse, nor boy, nor hammock. Nor me, for that matter, though I account such things lightly. :)
Posted by: Grim at July 23, 2009 11:09 PM
New horse?! That's grand. I'm sure she is quite pleased.
Walkin' Boss has taken up with a Tennessee... wait for it,
Confirmation looks like a forebearer of his might have, at some point, sought whoopee with some Morgan riff-raff behind the stables. But he has a great disposition and is quite the well behaved and manageable equine gentleman.
She has a new saddle to go along with her cutback too. It's an Australian Bush Rider, sans horn. It reminds me of a McClellan saddle, but one that the Aussies diddled and tarted up.
Sorry about the vector Villains.
Posted by: bthun at July 23, 2009 11:46 PM
Good lord, man. Your wife and mine must be related.
That Aussie saddle -- which is also what my wife picked for her Tennessee Walker -- is a descendant of the English saddle. But it's a throwback. The stripped-down English saddle used to be the old war-saddle of the knightly era, and the tree shows it. The big Cowboy saddle used to be the stripped-down saddle of the light Arabian horses, and you can see it in the tree as well.
Your woman knows her business.
Posted by: Grim at July 23, 2009 11:54 PM
Horses and I have had an unspoken agreement since I was about twelve.
I don't drop on their backs from low overhanging tree limbs to go for a ride, and they, in turn, don't reach around, bite me on the butt, and then lift me off and drop me in the dirt.
Posted by: BillT at July 24, 2009 04:42 AM
"Posted by: Grim at July 23, 2009 11:54 PM"That is pretty wild, huh?
Ya just never know who might be your cuz, that whole the six degrees of separation thing.
If only my rich and famous relatives would claim me... =;^}
* Starts daydreaming*
Posted by: bthun at July 24, 2009 09:12 AM
Why child porn? I just don't get that AT ALL. A nice tush, great boobs, rounded hips PLUS a nice smile, beautiful eyes and intelligence are things that matter....none of which are found in a child.
One interesting theory is that (for a host of reasons) pedophiles are unable to create meaningful relationships (romantic or otherwise) with adults of their preferred sex, and so force themselves on children in a twisted expression of their desire for emotional and physical intimacy.
[Please note: I see this theory as in no way an excuse or making perps deserving of any sympathy--I think I've shared here before how violent I have felt when I have had to interact with adults I knew had committed horrendous crimes against children.]
Posted by: FbL at July 24, 2009 10:16 AM