Hentai Collector Sentenced to Jail Over "Obscene" Material

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So basically he took a plea cause they were afraid the jury would be unable to seperate their emotional response to the images from the law?

Couldn't he have gone bench for the trial or something?

I bet he was a channer.

Krythe:

Axeli:

Rednog:

Krythe:
How much do you wanna bet there's gonna be at least one person who shuffles through their manga collection and/or destroys some of it after reading this thread?

On a completely unrelated topic...
My friend wants to know how do you completely destroy all the data on a hard drive?

With a big ass magnet.

And/or a blowtorch.

Thanks, these will be useful down the road.

I mean... *cough* My friend *cough* will be completely thankful for this information. I will pass it onto him.

I find it sickening that the justice system gives a guy six months time for a bunch of drawings, while a rapist can get several years time. Seriously, don't the police have better things to do than to harass a guy because he has different fetishes than other people?

TheNumber1Zero:

Xorghul:
Fuck, I'm glad I don't live in the US.

I understand what you mean, but your post still makes me wonder about you.

What?
Oh.
...does sound quite bad, doesn't it? xD

good thing for me that the unusual things that I like are just unusual and perhaps weird and not illegal. Very fortunate indeed. if I just happened to like bestiality/child porn, I'd be screwed even though it's not my fault.

I'm sure he had a perfectly good reason. He was probably holding it for a friend, common mistake.

"I don't want it to be illegal! Therefore it isn't! That's the way it works!" - Real life vs the internet,
quoted for truth.

This does seem over excessive and there is a difference between real life and pixels but unfortunately all it takes is one person or one conviction (as what happened with computer games) and it's all in the pot.

that's fucking stupid, beware of watching drawn homicide because you can get arrested.

Thank the gods I do not live on the North American continent nor have anything "obscene" in that sense on my hard drive.

Hmmmm *checks laptop*

delete delete delete delete delete delete delete delete delete delete delete delete

There we go

But that is *hundreds of swears* stupid

Next: "Man arrested and facing 30 years of jail time for drawing a picture depicting himself punching another man in the face."

It's a little scary, to be honest....

Rednog:

Krythe:
How much do you wanna bet there's gonna be at least one person who shuffles through their manga collection and/or destroys some of it after reading this thread?

On a completely unrelated topic...
My friend wants to know how do you completely destroy all the data on a hard drive?

Thermite.

Only way to be sure.

Wow. His prosecutors must not be very familiar with the internet...
While I fully believe there's no harm in shaming the guy--hentai is disgusting--five and a half years of jail time/counseling/probation for owning what amounts to cartoon porn is ludicrous. Seriously, you can beat someone up and steal their wallet and get away with less. Doesn't the justice department have more important things to worry about?

What the fuck? Ok, sure. It's a little weird that he possesses Hentai involving minors. But $250K and 15 years in jail is far too harsh. Sure, he had images, but they were just drawings! I may not know much, but I don't think actual children are sexually exploited in the making of drawings. If the guy stalked and molested children, I could understand. But this is just ridiculous.

Slycne:

Xorghul:
Fuck, I'm glad I don't live in the US.

About that... An Australian man has been convicted of possessing compromising images on his computer - of Bart & Lisa Simpson.

Yeah, but Australia is basically second in line in the 'Holy fuck , is our government ever stupid!' list.

Because I love playing devils advocate. You all jump right on board to say let him read or watch whatever he wants. It's wrong, but it's his life. But think from a psychological standpoint. What is to say that he reads this stuff and then suddenly tries to act on what he has read or viewed. I know this is a wide gateway and that we could say that about anything. But if he did act on those feelings and raped your little sister or daughter, would you feel the same way? Again, devils advocate, but think about it. I'm still totally against the government, but this is how people tend to think. Speaking from the perspective of one who's father is in prison for molesting my sister.

While I realise it's not actual child pornography I still think it's pretty much the same premise and therefore disgusting. Hefty punishment though. :(

Poor bastard. Life's ruined because of a guy going through his mail.Wait,that seems kinda shady, though. What if he had money in there instead of porn?

Wow, he's lucky they found his porn and not his life savings.

Although this stuff is a little sickening, there wasn't a victim or anything. And the definition of child pornography is about as clear as mud. This was a much harsher sentence than it should have been. especially considering the stuff people get away with.

To think if he had actually been a pedophile he would have only gotten like 3 years and some community service.

Eukaryote:
For all of you Canadians out there saying "thank god I don't live in America": our laws are even more retarded.

Also, this is just like saying video games depicting violence is murder and punishable as that.

Commander Breetai:

Yeah, but Australia is basically second in line in the 'Holy fuck , is our government ever stupid!' list.

Wow... us english-speakers are quickly running out of countries...

ceiling brother is watching you masturbate

Again, it's a wide gateway, and there have been cases....very few, but nonetheless cases of videogames having adverse effects on peoples minds in which a condition is created to cause them to act irrationally based on that experience. This is also true for many different media mediums. And while you may be sure, it doesn't mean it couldn't happen. That would be like me saying that because I own a gun, I would never shoot someone. While I believe in my words, if I read the news and found out that china was going to invade and kill my family, I would be much more prone to using said gun to defend myself.
Of course most violence related to video games has also been due to the fact that a pre-existing mental condition was in place.

But...They're cartoons! If I where to draw Bart Simpson naked would that make me a Pedophile?

Sure he's a disgusting pervert, but he hasn't hurt anyone in anyway.

jobu59749:
Because I love playing devils advocate. You all jump right on board to say let him read or watch whatever he wants. It's wrong, but it's his life. But think from a psychological standpoint. What is to say that he reads this stuff and then suddenly tries to act on what he has read or viewed. I know this is a wide gateway and that we could say that about anything. But if he did act on those feelings and raped your little sister or daughter, would you feel the same way? Again, devils advocate, but think about it. I'm still totally against the government, but this is how people tend to think. Speaking from the perspective of one who's father is in prison for molesting my sister.

I doubt he would, but for the sake of this argument let's just say he might .. since when do we start arresting people because of what ifs ? Should we also arrest all gamers because they might try to kill someone in real life, or for that matter anyone that has read a book or watched a movie in his life because they might try to replicate what they read/see ?

Guess what ? .. if we would do that we'd all be in jail :p

Child and beast stuff!?

What in hell's bells were he reading? I mean...wait, is tentacle hentai...

Excuse me...I have some...deleting to do.

Ya know the scary thing is that people want their privacy (a man's home is his castle) but other people don't mind exposing other people. This shows even more that people's hobbies in the states are limited and are always capable of being punished by law. What's even stranger is that it took that long for the man to be prosecuted. This is borderline thought crimes where the art is considered to be real people.

I'm sorry but this was a clear violation of this man's privacy by the Post Office and where societal judgement is at an all time low. Even worse is that if he chose to fight the case the state would do their best to get a guilty verdict attacking his character and thought process and of course attack another culture which many jurors will never understand because they aren't that man's peers. I don't think many jurors will actually consider that Japan has an entire industry that supports these art styles and odd stories and is acceptable for adult men to look and own such property.

That's not right. That's a horrible misjustice.

There is not a singly tiny justification for putting that guy in jail for any length of time.

What we have here is an example of unjustice

Again, I'm not saying that I agree....just that this is how the government works. And there are a lot of people that get arrested or put in jail every day for "what ifs". I totally think that the punishment is unjust...the worst they should have done was hire a couple of guys that think he's a pervert to sneak into his house in the middle of the night with socks full of soap and beat the crap out of him while he slept.

Even though it's locked now, a friend of mine (lordlee) already talked about this.
My opinions on the matter are in that thread, but to give a basic summary, I don't think he should have been arrested as this isn't actual child porn.

Fuck that. They're arresting him for violating a subjective opinion of theirs. It is his right to own cartoons that depict anything at all, for they aren't actual child pornography. The whole point is that possessing child porn implies support of an industry that abuses children, but hentai does none of that. That whole court should be ashamed of themselves. They arrested him because they have different "tastes," while there was no actual crime committed.

We must be entitled to our own thoughts, opinions, and predilections if we are to live in a free country. As much as people find child sex disagreeable, as I do, that collector has a right to own "obscene" material.

I hate the movie "The Happening," but I'd be out of my mind to use this to justify an arrest of someone who owns it.

ultimateownage:
OH SHIT, BURN IT ALL, BURN IT ALL, BURN IT ALL.
Nah, I don't have any of that type of porn, child and bestiality? That's sick, but, seriously, it's just pictures, there are thousands of these things on the internet, I can't believe they destroyed someone's life for that.

ARREST THE INTERNET.

Seriously, this is ridiculous; it's art, not real.

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