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   xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jan 29 01:52 AM

Jan 29, 2010: Porno Pete

According to, a mailing was sent out on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and they are being delivered today. The Palm Beach Post reports more than 1,500 homes will receive the postcard.

Back in early January, a South Florida child abuse prevention group wanted The Who off the Super Bowl halftime show. Pete Townshend was arrested in 2003 on "suspicion of possessing child pornography." He was cleared, saying he was doing research for a project on child abuse. UK police cleared him. Well, evidently that wasn't enough because now this is going around.
Evidently, the USPOC feels the the legal system is not qualified to judge innocence/guilt, only they can be judge/jury/hangman.
I think the USPOC is out of control and Pete should sue the bastards for everything they've got, and will ever get.


glatt  Friday Jan 29 08:30 AM

WTF is up with the picture? It looks like he's doing a cell phone self portrait in his car. How did these people get a copy of his picture, and why did they chose such a random picture of him when there are thousands of them around the internet to chose from?

floatingk  Friday Jan 29 09:33 AM

bc that one is by far the creepiest if youre a hater.....

classicman  Friday Jan 29 09:33 AM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Pete should sue the bastards for everything they've got, and will ever get.
Yebbut, wait a sec - isn't that our money?

monster  Friday Jan 29 09:42 AM

Only if you donated to them. And then it's their money.

wolf  Friday Jan 29 10:44 AM

Wow. That's unbelievable.

Once again a British band is playing at the SuperBowl. That's just plain wrong!!

toranokaze  Friday Jan 29 11:10 AM

But the WHO kick ass....

Tawny  Friday Jan 29 12:10 PM

Pete doesn't have a leg to stand on to sue

He is a sex offender in the UK. He was caught red-handed paying for child porn with his credit card and downloading on his comp.

If you believe he was doing "research" into child abuse, then you just fell off the turnip truck.

monster  Friday Jan 29 08:58 PM

I really, really don't want to eat him.

xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jan 30 12:39 AM

Originally Posted by Tawny View Post
Pete doesn't have a leg to stand on to sue

He is a sex offender in the UK. He was caught red-handed paying for child porn with his credit card and downloading on his comp.

If you believe he was doing "research" into child abuse, then you just fell off the turnip truck.
It doesn't matter what turnip truck you or the uspoc are driving.
UK police cleared him.
Which means you have no right the persecute him. That is the law.

Happy Monkey  Saturday Jan 30 01:12 AM

...not a fugitive. He will be at large in...
Hrm. I guess everybody at the Super Bowl will be at large.

xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jan 30 01:20 AM

Especially the Eagles.

Tawny  Saturday Jan 30 12:58 PM

Excuse me. I didn't create those flyers.

What I said is that, in civil court, Pete would not win a defamation suit against

Pete admitted downloading child porn. He was allowed to get away with it because of WHO he is. has something called Freedom of Speech rights. That is the law.

Elspode  Saturday Jan 30 11:11 PM

Wait a minute. The cops gave Pete a pass because he's famous? When the charge was related to child pornography? Come on.

Cops *love* to nail famous people. It shows they mean business, especially when it has to do with a huge hotbutton issue like child porn. I do not see anyone letting him walk. If the charges were dropped, it was for a good reason. Either way, it has been determined that he is not guilty of the crime. That makes him i-n-n-o-c-e-n-t. That being the case, he would be within his rights to sue.

If Pete had intended to get kiddie porn and fap to it, and used his credit card to pay for it, that would pretty much make him catastrophically stupid. Somehow, I don't think he is.

toranokaze  Sunday Jan 31 04:27 AM

I wonder if this has malicious intent.

capnhowdy  Sunday Jan 31 08:14 AM


Those people need to get a life and mind their own fokkin business.

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jan 31 09:18 AM

Next up... Westboro Baptist Church.

richlevy  Sunday Jan 31 10:31 AM


What the flyer said was technically true. However, he was not convicted (given a caution) after a four month investigation. What is left is that hazy special area where unconvicted suspects are still required to register. Also, Townshend was only required to register through 2008. So the U.S. is using part of the UK judgment and throwing out the bits that we don't like.

If someone is convicted of theft in Britain, serves his time, and travels to Saudi Arabia, can they cut his hand off?

Operation Ore investigation and police caution

Townshend was cautioned by the British police in 2003 as part of Operation Ore. Following a news leak that Townshend was among the subjects of the investigation,[27] he publicly stated that on one occasion he had used a credit card to access a website advertising child pornography.[28] Townshend, who had posted essays on his personal website in 2002 as part of his campaign against the widespread availability of child pornography on the internet,[29][30][31][32][33] said that he had entered the site for research purposes and had not downloaded any images.[28][34] A four-month police investigation, including forensic examination of all of his computers, established that Townshend was not in possession of any illegal downloaded images.[35] Instead of pressing charges, the police elected to caution him, stating, "It is not a defence to access these images for research or out of curiosity."[36] In a statement issued by his lawyer, Townshend said, "I accept that I was wrong to access this site, and that by doing so, I broke the law, and I have accepted the caution that the police have given me."[36][37]
A caution is not a criminal conviction, but it does result in a criminal record.[4] It is recorded on the police database and may be considered in court in the event of the offender being tried for another offence. The record will remain on the police database for five years along with photographs, fingerprints and any other samples taken at the time.

BrianR  Monday Feb 1 01:37 PM

I dunno. If I am arrested but later the charges are dropped, can another country hold that against me?

Yep. Canada can. And does. I was once arrested on felony charges in Florida. Charges dropped and the record says so. Never convicted of more than a parking ticket EVER. Canada still says, and I quote, "We don't want your kind here." End quote.

So yes, some countries will hold your record OF ANY KIND against you.

I'm boycotting Canada forever.

Elspode  Monday Feb 1 08:22 PM

Child pron is one of those areas where we, the public, are being asked to forgo the normal protections of the law (burden of proof, etc) in order to make double super sure that nothing bad happens. This is a bad thing to do because it sets precedent. In twenty years, we'll be registered parking offenders if we let this shit go on.

Convicted of a crime? Then it's on your record. Sort of kinda mighta been maybe guilty of something that we can't quite put our finger on, let alone prove beyond a reasonable doubt, but find the possibility distasteful? Let's not register those people, m'kay?

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 2 12:45 AM

Sunday a friend of mine told me, his 30/40 year old daughter called him in the middle of the night, last week. She was drunk as a skunk, accusing him of putting his hand down the front of her shirt, when she was three-ish.

If she stopped and thought about it, it makes no sense, unless he was tickling her, or straightening her undershirt. But with a lawyer, she could stir up a world of shit with stupid accusations, because of the world we live in.

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