9:00am Saturday 21st July 2012
Cononley children’s worker is spared jail over porn pictures
"A man who worked with children has been given a suspended jail sentence for possessing and distributing child porn images.
Investigators found nearly 200 indecent images on computers, including some at the most serious levels four and five.
Sentencing PB to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years, Judge Colin Burn said the images were obscene, pornographic or paedophilic [sic]. He said: “They are illegal. They are offensive. And regardless of how many are distributed, regardless as to how graphic they actually are, the reality is that when these images depict real children, they are real children who are really being abused and are really having their lives ruined.
“That is happening to them for the gratification of people like you. And that is why the possession and distribution of them is so serious."
We read this faulty logic, disinformation and hyperbole, time-and-time-again, from the UK courts' obiter dicta. This is a prize piece and deserves correction ...
"Sentencing PB to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years, Judge Colin Burn said" ...
"the images were obscene"
No, this was an indecent image offence trial.
If you believe them to be obscene (i.e. deprave and corrupt), provide your evidence.
An image cannot be 'paedophilic'.
"“They are illegal."
"They are offensive"
Perhaps to you and others. So what?
"And regardless of how many are distributed, regardless as to how graphic they actually are, the reality is that when these images depict real children,"
Good, images depicting - not real anythings, at all. That is The Reality.
"they are real children"
Oh dear, the gross logical fail, begins ...
"who are really being abused"
... which continues ...
"and are really having their lives ruined."
You have no idea, what happened in the lives of the people depicted in the images, for good or bad, but, it really does not matter, because it follows from your continuing logical fallacy ...
“That is happening to them for the gratification of people like you."
... continuing ...
Really? Where is you evidence? In any case, what is wrong with harmless and healthy gratification?
"And that is why the possession and distribution of them is so serious."
All based on logical fallacy, disinformation and lack of evidence.
Those are only a few reasons, why the laws are faulty, unethical, harmful and dangerous.
“As long as there is a market"
"for those images, those wretched children"
"will continue [sic] to be horribly abused around the world.”
As usual, finish with a flourish of weasel words and emotive, unevidenced, hyperbole.
Degrees of separation, Mr Burn, degrees of separation ... oh, and knowledge and acknowledgment of the actual evidence assists us, on the road to truth.