I weep for the children.
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, baby! The Empire State is now the home of a whole new kind of dreamer, after a judge ruled merely looking at child pornography online is no crime. What.
The case, which centered around a professor who had viewed "hundred" of child porn pics, found that he did no wrong because there was no Right Click > Save As. The mere contact of kiddie porn to eyeballs over the internet—hundreds of times over—was the same as looking at a picture of a lolcat. This seems impossibly horrible and wrong, but, technically, the ruling is sound, MSNBC reports:
"Merely viewing Web images of child pornography does not, absent other proof, constitute either possession or procurement within the meaning of our Penal Law," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote for a majority of four of the six judges.Instead, you actually need to deliberately save child porn to your hard drive, or some other explicit HELLO YES I AM CONSUMING KIDDIE PORN action, including—seriously—printing it out:
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