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Ex-California Official Blames Back Pain for Child Pornography Stash - What do you think is an appropriate punishment for child pornographers?

Posted by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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Ex-California Official Blames Back Pain for Child Pornography Stash

Posted by Jenny Erikson on December 10, 2012

Albert Abrams, 64, will be sentenced on Monday for the crime of possessing thousands of sexually explicit photos and videos of children. Authorities found the images on his home computer and hard drives, where he had been collecting them for more than a decade. They include depictions of bondage and sadomasochism.

Abrams is the former president of the Los Angeles neighborhood commission and has worked on the broadcast media campaigns of President Jimmy Carter and Senators Robert Kennedy and Al Gore.

Defense attorney Marilyn Bednarski is hopeful for a reduced sentence, as her client’s bad back made him do it. No seriously, that’s what they’re going with.

In court documents, prosecutors said Abrams told a television station that a tumor made his alternate personality download child pornography. He later claimed the growth was a cyst and now says an unidentified back problem was responsible.

Abrams collected thousands of images of child pornography for 10-plus years (that we know about), failed a polygraph test by the federal government when asked if he had had sexual contact with minors, and downloaded a 170-page document entitled “Hunter’s Guide to Finding Child Lovers,” and his attorney thinks the request for 97 months in prison is excessive and unwarranted?

Do you know what’s unwarranted? Child pornography. Is there a punishment too excessive for the theft of a childhood? That’s what happens to these poor kids: They are robbed of their innocence for the sick pleasure of the perverts that exploit them.

Prosecutors obtained nearly two dozen statements from the victims that were in the images collected by Abrams. One wrote, "Every day people are trading and sharing videos of me as a little girl being raped in the most sadistic ways. They don't know me, but they have seen every part of me. They are being entertained by my shame and pain."

A bad back isn’t going to turn someone into a pedophile -- a warped mind and a total disrespect for humanity will. I hope Abrams gets the full sentence.

What do you think is an appropriate punishment for child pornographers?

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by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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 Castration without anesthesia.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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Back pain?? That's probably whats wrong with Singer...  They are "sick" lots..all of them..

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by Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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A quick bullet in the head...
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by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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 I wonder if his groupies will come defend this slob?

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Back pain?? That's probably whats wrong with Singer...  They are "sick" lots..all of them..

 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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 Well, it doesn't matter what I think the appropriate punishment is because it is unconstitutional.  So, I'll just go with: death.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 I wonder if his groupies will come defend this slob?

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Back pain?? That's probably whats wrong with Singer...  They are "sick" lots..all of them..

 

Well of course... I'm sure there was something "intellectual" about what he was doing..

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by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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 I wonder if he's a Dem.? That's all the credentials some of them need to "circle" the wagons. If you get my drift. ;-)

"Abrams is the former president of the Los Angeles neighborhood commission and has worked on the broadcast media campaigns of President Jimmy Carter and Senators Robert Kennedy and Al Gore."

 

Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting imamomzilla:

 I wonder if his groupies will come defend this slob?

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Back pain?? That's probably whats wrong with Singer...  They are "sick" lots..all of them..

 

Well of course... I'm sure there was something "intellectual" about what he was doing..

 

MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

For me, the key part there is "failed polygraph test . . .when asked if he had had sexual contact with minors" which means that he's a straight up pedophile, a man who acted on feelings.

Having the feelings is one thing, acting on them is different.

Anyway, regarding the question about appropriate punishment, I think a heavy fine and their name on a child predators list for some minimum period of time (I'm thinking 5 years).  

JustCJ
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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uh that was a no-brainer for me...but there I go assuming again. ;p

Quoting imamomzilla:

 I wonder if he's a Dem.? That's all the credentials some of them need to "circle" the wagons. If you get my drift. ;-)

"Abrams is the former president of the Los Angeles neighborhood commission and has worked on the broadcast media campaigns of President Jimmy Carter and Senators Robert Kennedy and Al Gore."

 

Quoting Ednarooni160:


Quoting imamomzilla:

 I wonder if his groupies will come defend this slob?

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Back pain?? That's probably whats wrong with Singer...  They are "sick" lots..all of them..

 

Well of course... I'm sure there was something "intellectual" about what he was doing..

 


Carpy
by Platinum Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Public hanging.

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