story is one that emphasizes how scary a place America has quietly become
-- and the reason is that America is run by butt-head stupid
politicians, cops, and prosecutors. I know . . . you have heard me
say it before.
Early in July a case out of
Manassas, Va. hit viral
status as a result of egregious prosecutorial stupidity. The
prosecutor in question has been identified by WaPo as Claiborne T.
Richardson, II -- a lawyer-dick with an apparent prosecutorial penchant for
threatening teenage boys with photographing their dicks if they don't
plead guilty. Richardson II's boss is Prince William County
Commonwealth Attorney Paul B. Ebert, who bears ultimate
responsibility for this fuster cluck. His phone number is 703-792-6050 and
his Em is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul B. Ebert
story began when a 17 yo boy and his 15 yo girlfriend exchanged sexts --
the girl started it, but it was her mother who filed charges against the
boy. It would have been handled in juvenile court but when it got to
trial, it was discovered that some moron in the prosecutor's office
neglected to certify the case properly as a juvenile matter as required by
state law. Case
OK, so already that tells
you a lot about the competence of the cops and lawyers we are dealing with
in Prince William County, Va. But it gets worse. Some
anonymous bone-head [sic] Manassas cop decided to file new charges -- felony production of
child porn, and felony distribution of child porn, among other charges -- and some
anonymous moron of a magistrate apparently signed a search warrant for the
cops to photograph the boy's stiff penis, and if the boy's penis wouldn't
stand for such outrageous conduct, the cops could force the
And at that point the
blogosphere both choked and chimed in. I saw the story first in the
British tabloid, The Daily Mail. But here's the sick part that isn't
much reported -- the search warrant was a ruse. The prosecutor used
it to threaten the boy that if he didn't plead guilty the cops would force him
to have an erection so they could photograph it. It takes one sick
cop and one sick lawyer to even think of such a thing, much less threaten
a child with it. For the record, the lead investigator on this case
is David Abbott. The chief of police of Manassas is Douglas
W. Keen. His phone number is 703-257-8000. We don't know
who the police photographer of children's penises is.
The way I see it, you have to be one frickin' perv to
bust a kid and then threaten to photograph his woody unless he pleads
guilty. One frickin' perv. And that's the way most of the
world seems to see it, too, for this sick story absolutely exploded
online. Once the Washington Post and all the world were watching, Keen and Richardson II backed off on their sordid threats
and police-state porn-plans. They withdrew the search warrant they were going to
use to force the kid to get a photogenic
erection. Then Keen uploaded a public
statement that sounded like the whining of a whipped dog --
"Hey!! The lawyers made us do it." Well, that would be
Ebert and Richardson II, wouldn't it?
But the felony sex-charges against the boy still stand
(there never were any charges against the girl who started the exchange)
and he's going to trial Aug01.2014. Robinson II and Ebert want this
kid skewered with a life-time record of multiple sex-felonies for taking and sending
pictures of himself to his own girlfriend.
take this case very seriously, kids -- especially all of you with cell phones and genitalia.
With sickopath adults like Ebert, and Keen, and Robinson II running this country,
this case means that just taking a picture of your own junk could get you
busted, tried, and convicted on a felony charge of producing child porn --
charge that would wreck your life. JUST TAKING A FREAKING
PICTURE OF YOUR OWN PRIVATES IS A CRIME IN MOST STATES IF YOU ARE UNDER 18
-- EVEN IF YOU DON'T SEND IT TO ANYONE!!!!
But, of course, it's
not just the cops and prosecutors who are responsible for this insipidly
and profanely stupid situation. Some idiots had to write the laws in
Virginia, and that would be the Virginia General
According to Rachel Weiner
writing in the WaPo
on Jul24.14, a Virginia delegate from Fairfax named Scott
Surovell tried to bring some sanity to the Va. General Asylum by
introducing a bill that would make teen sexting cases misdemeanors.
But the Virginia legislature, being comprised, apparently, of an
assortment of demented hog farmers, Victorian clowns, and 21st century
knuckle-heads, couldn't see any problem with Virginia's
porn laws as they stand. In Weiner's article a Republican delegate from Albemarle
County named Robt. B. Bell admitted that the Va. legislature is just too stupid, collectively, to sort this
To make things worse, Surovell
says that in Virginia kids can get expelled from school just by being
charged with a felony, even if the charges are dropped -- so screw the
assumption of innocence, you can pretty well fuck with a youngster just by
making an accusation. That's Virginia for you.
Virginia's lawmakers, cops, and prosecutors are not alone in their
scorched-earth approach to punishing consensual teenage sexting.
According to Weiner only 19 states have passed laws making sexting between
teenagers a lesser crime than gross, pedophilic distribution of kiddie-porn.
But those 19 states show us that it can be done, it just takes a majority
of lawmakers with something that passes for intelligence.
wait up, Virginia.