John Grisham Bravely Speaks Out Against Child Porn Laws And Is Betrayed By Peter Foster

Recently I was astounded as it hit international headlines that John Grisham, a leading Novelist, stated that child porn sentences are too harsh. He did this under the headline “men who watch child porn are not all paedophiles” a dubious idea but none the less a brave and significant stand to take.

America is wrongly jailing far too many people for viewing child pornography, the best-selling legal novelist John Grisham has told The Telegraph in a wide-ranging attack on the US judicial system and the country’s sky-high prison rates.

Mr Grisham, 59, argued America’s judges had “gone crazy” over the past 30 years, locking up far too many people, from white collar criminals like the businesswoman Martha Stewart, to black teenagers on minor drugs charges and – he added – those who had viewed child porn online.

Grisham went on to talk about his friend who had been locked up on child porn charges:

“His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ’16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff – it was 16 year old girls who looked 30.

So good so far, right? But then the next day, John Grisham suddenly decided to apologise for his comments:

A day after his comments were published, Mr Grisham issued an apologetic statement on his website.

“Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography — online or otherwise — should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

“My comments made two days ago during an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children.

“I can think of nothing more despicable. I regret having made these comments, and apologise to all,” he said.

In 24 hours he had suddenly done a U-turn. I’d really like to know why. If he was going to make that sort of statement then one would have thought he would be psychologically prepared to accept some sort of feminazi backlash.

To add insult to injury in the feminazi assault against John Grisham, The Telegraph’s Journalist, Peter Foster (who originally interviewed Grisham) decided to do his own supposed “investigation” and stabbed John Grisham in the back. The Telegraph ran Peter Foster’s story “John Grisham’s friend swapped pornographic images of children under 12“. Grisham’s alleged reason for speaking out against child porn laws was because his friend was jailed after foolishly viewing images of 16 year old girls. However, Peter Foster claims to have found evidence that it was infact younger:

However unseen newspaper reports of Mr Holleman’s trial in 1997 obtained by the Telegraph from the local Sun Herald newspaper paint a far more serious picture of the case than Mr Grisham.

“An undercover agent who asked for some of Holleman’s pictures over the Internet earlier this year received 13 images, all of children under 18, some under 12. They depicted children during sexually explicit conduct, including intercourse,” said the report from November 1997, quoting a US justice department lawyer, Kathy McLure.

As we know from common sense and the previous article I have written on 9 Reasons Why Child Porn Laws Are Evil there is nothing wrong with possessing any kind of child porn – it is a thought crime and a stupid one at that.

To make matters more confusing though, John Grisham’s child porn downloading friend has apparently claimed that he deserved his punishment:

‘I did something wrong and I don’t have a bit of resentment about the way I was treated,’ said Holleman, formerly one of Mississippi’s top criminal lawyers.

‘It’s illegal and should be punished. If it’s a crime, it’s a crime. There’s a violation of the right of privacy involved. There’s people now who, because of the internet, who are making child pornography so they can share it across the internet. There are good reasons for it to be illegal and punished.’

He added: ‘They were just images that I looked at and deleted. It consumed about five minutes of my life and it was a terrible mistake. I spend my days now helping other people.’

Very bizarre statements. It reminds me of 1984 where, after Winston is horrifically tortured he then ends up “loving Big Brother”. 1984 is a must read, by the way, for anyone concerned about the construction of our feminazi police state as the book even addresses the idea of sexuality being criminalised, as it is today.

Of course it’s possible that the reason Holleman took the stance he took is to avoid looking like an “unrepentant” sex offender in an attempt to keep his job. Afterall, the futility of fighting the Orwellian police state is also the reason Winston ended up “loving Big Brother”. As they say, “If you can’t beat them… Join them”.

Despite the massive backlash, peculiar apologies and police state cock-sucking that occurred after John Grisham’s comments, there are definitely some good things coming out of it. The Washington Post recently published an article agreeing with Grisham and stating that child porn sentences are too harsh. This does suggest that the American police state apparatus which has arrested some 80 million Americans may now finally be starting to weaken. We can only but hope…

Edit: And another article in support of John Grisham:

John Grisham Is Right: Looking Isn’t The Same As Touching

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One Response to John Grisham Bravely Speaks Out Against Child Porn Laws And Is Betrayed By Peter Foster

  1. thedude says:

    Bizarre indeed. “I looked at something for five minutes and deleted it, and therefore deserve to be sent to prison and have my life and name destroyed”. WTF? Talk about Stockholm Syndrome.
    The law is not God. The law is made by people, and increasingly corrupt, twisted and downright evil people at that.

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