Friday, March 27, 2009

Nude MySpace Pics Have Harsh Penalties for 14 Year Old Girl

When a young woman, around the ages of 12-18, are busy posting nude pictures of themselves on MySpace, it makes most humane people wonder where the parents are at? What's broken in that girl? How can one fix the problem? Is there some way to prevent this on social networking site. But for some law enforcement, it's a chance to take advantage of a law aimed at preventing sexual predators (Megan's Law), and send out severly harsh punishment.

"The mother of the New Jersey girl whose death inspired Megan's Law is criticizing prosecutors who charge teenagers with child porn for distributing nude photos of themselves.

Maureen Kanka said Thursday that the prosecutors are harming the children more than helping them.

Her comments came as authorities in Passaic County charged a 14-year-old girl with child pornography for posting nude photos of herself on

If she is convicted, she would have to register with the state as a sex offender under Megan's Law.

The laws generally require governments to alert neighbors of convicted sexual predators in their midst.

Kanka said the girl needs help, not legal trouble.

The girl's name has been kept confidential because she's a minor, but she allegedly posted 30 naked photos of herself on the social networking site.

Prompted by a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, authorities investigated the case for a month before zeroing in on the suspect, who said she posted the pictures for her boyfriend’s pleasure. Anyone who was online “friends” with the girl through the site or knew her name could see the pictures.

The teen was charged with one count each of possession and distribution of child pornography. Police remanded her into her mother’s custody.

A sheriff’s department spokesman told that more arrests in the case are possible.

Copyright Associated Press"

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sad News

BAY CITY, Mich. – Police in Michigan say a 15-year-old boy has died after being Tasered by officers who were trying to break up a fight.

Police didn't release his name and say state police are investigating.

A Bay City police news release says officers answered a report of an early morning fight on Sunday. The statement says two males were arguing in an apartment, and one of them "attempted to fight the officers."

Police say officers Tasered him, and his reaction led them to immediately call for emergency medical help. He was pronounced dead at Bay Regional Medical Center.

Deputy Chief Thomas Pletzke tells WNEM-TV police placed one officer on administrative leave.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pope Says Condoms Don't Help Aids

Via The Associated Press -

YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Cameroon to start his first visit to Africa as pontiff.

The pope's Alitalia plane touched down in Yaounde at around 1500 GMT on Tuesday. It had departed hours earlier from a Rome airport.

Speaking aboard the plane that took him to Cameroon's capital, the pope touched on Africa's AIDS pandemic, saying that condoms were not the answer in the continent's fight against HIV.

The seven-day pilgrimage will also include Angola and is Benedict's first trip as pontiff to Africa, the fastest-growing region for the Roman Catholic Church.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Random Quote

"Without Complex Thought, We'd Be Just A Mere Part of An Untamed and Uncivilized Food Chain"

~A. Casanova

If only people were more concerned with understanding life as it pertains to our entire species; instead of personal advancement above all others.