ACLU Advocates Porn in Public Libraries, KCC’s Story With Local Library

Libraries Should Do a Better Job of Policing Pornography.

According to MSNBC, The American Civil Liberties Union is at it again.  This time they are trying to force libraries that receive public funding to offer online access to pornography.  Read about a particular case here.

Your blogger, who is not shy of creating controversy, had an experience with just such an issue, some years ago.  Here is KCC’s story:

About 15 or 20 years or so ago, I had to cut off my home phone line as a sacrifice to the “dot com bomb” and me losing my job.  Instead of me being able to using my computer at home, I went to the public library two or three times a week to check my email.

I worked two jobs at a minimum wages, making me one of the working poor.  One day, I was the printer in the Wake County Public Library at Cameron Village, waiting for an email to come through and some dummy was ahead of me printing off a porn photo.  I couldn’t believe it, and I decided to make an example of him.

I just yelled as loudly as I could to bring attention to both of us, “You are printing PORN in the public library!?”   and “Stop printing porn! This is a library with children.”

He started to run out and I yelled at the staff to “catch that perv” and I chased him through the stacks and out onto the street.  At that point, I feared for my safety.  Anyone who couldn’t afford a skin magazine must be pretty desperate!

I went back in and continued ranting to  the staff that my tax dollars paid for this library and I didn’t approve of it being used to provide porn for some hard up loser.

They explain that all the “bad” sites had been blocked but occasionally some email photos “slipped through”.   I was peeved.  I was really upset that the staff didn’t do more to try to root out such bad apples, but thanks to mismanagement in other areas of county goverment, the library could afford staff to look over the computer.

Eventually, I went back to a job in my field and could afford ADSL again and stopped going to the library to use the computers.  I just hope that Wake and other North Carolina counties will fight back when the ACLU comes calling.
H/T: L.S.

 

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