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The constitutionally dubious arrest of Christopher M. Wilson

The constitutionally dubious arrest of Christopher M. Wilson
The constitutionally dubious arrest of Christopher M. Wilson




-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Correction: Porn Webmaster Who Posted War Carnage Photos Arrested
Date: 	Tue, 11 Oct 2005 12:10:57 +0200
From: 	George W. Maschke  
Organization: 	AntiPolygraph.org
To: 	Declan McCullagh  
References: 	<434576BF.6070503@well.com> 


On Friday, 7 October 2005, Christopher M. Wilson, the webmaster of
www.nowthatsfuckedup.com, was arrested by the Polk County, Florida 
sheriff in a case that raises serious 1st Amendment concerns. Although
the Polk County Sheriff denies it, one cannot help but suspect that
Wilson was targeted because of his practice of offering free access to
U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who post war zone photographs to
the site. Some of the pictures are quite gruesome:


http://www.nowthatsfuckedup.com/bbs/forum23.html 


Recent news coverage is available here:


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/10/gi_jane_arrested/ 


http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12855552.htm 


One wonders, will the computer data seized by the Polk County Sheriff be
shared with federal officials seeking to identify servicemembers who
provided photographs? Could his arrest on constitutionally dubious
indecency charges have been a pretext for doing just that?


George W. Maschke
AntiPolygraph.org
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