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Jail For Porn


#1

California porn dealers sentenced to prison in Pa.

[i]PITTSBURGH -- A husband and wife from California were sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiring to distribute pornographic videos depicting simulated rape and murder.

Robert Zicari and Janet Romano also received two years of supervised release at sentencing Wednesday. They pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to distribute obscene material.

Zicari and Romano owned Extreme Associates Inc., of Northridge, Calif. An undercover U.S. postal inspector in Pittsburgh purchased DVDs from them and a grand jury found the images met the Supreme Court's test for obscenity.

Defense attorneys contested the government's claim that the material is "sadistic or masochistic" for sentencing purposes, but that argument was denied.[/i]

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1110ap_pa_porn_investigation.html?source=rss

Who lives in a free country again??


#2

lol, not us. Hollywood can churn out murder and rape scenes all they want. Even mass human destruction with body parts flying for laughs. But this, well, this is just bad. lol.


#3

Well, that just goes to show that free markets are not always pretty markets.

Fake snuff videos?

Really?


#4

For anyone who cares to read the facts and the law (rather than the spin), the case was originally dismissed and reinstated on appeal to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Attached is the 3rd Circuit opinion.

http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/051555p.pdf


#5

Says the guy who belongs to the religion where stoning to death because of adultery is still permissible on a woman.

Right....


#6

$89.95 for ninety days of access?

Fuck those criminals.


#7

Unless, that is you are a cleric. Irish, you might get a kick out of this hypocrisy:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-01-09/irans-hottest-porn-video/


#8

^

I think that's why they got arrested.


#9

Hey,isn't that guy Rob Black?