Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:08:12 AM
xiquiripat, my opinion is based on context. I don't think that this method should penetrate into mainstream society because that would be a waste of public resources and would probably result in an *increase* in corruption (e.g. wrongful accusation based on blackmailing). It would also have to be derived from a big brother society.
But in the context of the military, these are people in high-stres, high-risk environments and if superior officers don`t keep an eye on their subordinates, something could happen that could threaten the lives of others. In this case, if there is no other evidence than these pictures (and that`s a BIG if), then it`s worth the price to make sure this man is still mentally fit to be on the front lines. I feel sorry for him, but it`s sometimes the price a person has to pay for the cohesion of a unit in combat.
If this guy really is looking at child porn and has perverse control issues, would you be comfortable putting your life in his hands?
Monday, January 18, 2010 9:11:59 PM
"What's worse -- a wrongful accusation or an offender who`s never caught?" Well, let`s see, is it easier to defend yourself against one individual or the state? Simply being wrongfully accused, let alone convicted, of sexual abuse, rape, or child pornography can damage a person`s life just as decisively as being the victim of a sexual crime. It can take a person a lifetime to get over either one.