Monday, November 23, 2009

Worse than Murderers

It's no secret that I find the current obsession with sex offenders to be overblown and dangerous. I've documented various cases where people have been falsely branded sex offenders because of errors or hysteria. This includes going to jail for hugging a student.

Now, add a new twist: being branded a sex offender because a virus on your computer pulled up porn.

A months-long investigation by the Associated Press (AP) found cases in which innocent people have been branded as pedophiles after their co-workers or loved ones stumbled upon child porn placed on a PC through a virus.

Being branded a sex offender is worse than being a murderer these days, and there's a much higher chance of false arrest.