The (now former) North Las Vegas Chief of Police Joseph Chronister retired yesterday, and with it, he’s decided to reveal some of the more disturbing goings-on in the force. More specifically, the fact that “what he believed to be” child pornography somehow just kept “popping up” on Mayor John Lee’s iPad—which the cops then helped him promptly delete.
On Friday, Jon Cruz, a social studies teacher and debate coach at the Bronx High School of Science, was arrested on child pornography charges, the New York Times reports. According to the criminal complaint, Cruz offered underage boys money to send him nude and otherwise suggestive photos using the messaging app Kik.
Editor's Note 6/24: On Sunday, the writer Kris Ex called our attention to several similarities between this post and an article by Kyle Munzenrieder in the Miami New Times, located here—specifically, several similar phrasings, one outright identical phrase, and a close structural similarity. The New Times article was not linked to or cited in any way.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Paroline v. United States. The case raised an emotional issue — the right of a victim of a child pornographer to compensation for the pain and suffering the dissemination of her images caused — and then wrapped it up in a lot of legalese about restitution and causation and statutory construction. And what comes out of it is a simple conclusion: that Congress needs to act if we want to create a solution.
A former Los Angeles City Commissioner, 63-year old Al Abrams, made his first court appearance this afternoon to answer to charges of possessing and distributing child pornography even though he totally didn't do anything wrong. The real culprit was his split-personality, which, coincidentally, also manifests itself as 63-year old Al Abrams.
cops were injured by "friendly fire" while trying to apprehend a child pornography suspect while he attended a midnight screening of the most recent Harry Potter movie. There are so many inappropriate "wand" jokes to make right now.