Driveby Porn

AeroJonesy

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Driveby Porn

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/03/10/drive.by.porn.ap/index.html

CNN.com said:
DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- Andrea Carlton hadn't planned on telling her daughter about the birds and bees until she was 8 or 9. But that changed the night 4-year-old Catherine spotted a porno movie flickering on a screen in a minivan nearby.

"Just like there's no windows in a strip club, you shouldn't be able to see inside windows in a car when they're watching X-rated movies," said Carlton, a 26-year-old from Gurnee, Illinois.

More and more Americans are buying vehicles with DVD players, usually to keep the kids entertained. But an increasing number of other people on the road are catching a glimpse through the windows of more than just "Finding Nemo" and "SpongeBob SquarePants."

Depending on where they are driving or parked, motorists could face fines and even jail time for screening X-rated stuff. But where the law may not be clear, some are calling for tighter regulation.

"Residents should not be subjected to those obscenities," said Flint City Councilwoman Carolyn Sims, who is examining whether an ordinance packing a $500 fine is needed. "They do have a right to have peace and tranquility and not to have this exposure to sex in their face."

A driver in Schenectady, New York, was arrested last month after rolling past police with a DVD titled "Chocolate Foam" playing on the passenger-side sun visor in his Mercedes-Benz, authorities said. The movie also was rolling on screens set into the car's headrests.

The driver was accused of breaking state laws prohibiting watching TV while driving, as well as another law making it illegal to exhibit sexually explicit material in a public place.

"The detective had a clear view of what was playing through the window. Anyone walking by on the street could have seen it," Schenectady police Lt. Peter Frisoni Jr. said of the nighttime traffic stop. "If he had dark, tinted windows where you couldn't see in, that wouldn't be a public display."

As for Carlton, she was driving in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove with her daughter when Catherine glimpsed the sexually explicit movie. The experience last fall upset the girl and angered Carlton.

Carlton and her husband sat down with Catherine and offered the best explanation they could. Since then, Carlton has spotted other motorists with explicit movies playing, including a couple watching from the back seat of their car in a store parking lot.

"You're not allowed to have sex in your car, so why are you allowed to watch it?" Carlton asked.

Most states, including Michigan, have laws that make it illegal to watch TV while driving. Laws governing the exhibition of pornography vary by state, but experts say they could be applied to drivers as well.

"I think those restrictions would apply if the content is located in a vehicle," said Jeff Matsuura, director of the law and technology program at the University of Dayton. "You have effectively moved beyond the privacy of your own home."

During the day, it is often difficult to see what is playing inside another vehicle. But at night, the screens are easily visible from a passing car or a vehicle stopped alongside at a traffic light. The screens are also getting bigger.

In Flint, Sims took up the issue after hearing from a woman who was driving with her 5-year-old when she spotted porn playing on a vehicle's 13-inch TV screen. A police officer who happened to see the display pulled over the driver, Sims said, but let him off with a warning.

To Sims, a 23-year police veteran who retired in 2001, playing an explicit movie in view of other motorists or pedestrians is akin to flashing or having sex in a public place.

But Michigan State Police, who have not had any cases of in-car porn, say playing an X-rated movie might not be easy to prosecute unless it can be proved that the motorist intended for others to see it.
Wow, I didn't think this would become national news. I remember last summer I drove past an SUV where there were a bunch of guys in the back watching porn. I thought it was crazy beacuse you could see right in. I figured my incident was just a random isolated one, apparently, it's not all that uncommon. I know I'd be pretty upset if I had little kids in the car and their playing the alphabet game, looking at other people's license plates when a car pulls along side showing a porno.
 

PublicEnemy

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Little kids can watch porn on the internet too,and there is no law to forbid it (or authorize it)
This story is a small part of a bigger issue
 

AeroJonesy

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PublicEnemy said:
Little kids can watch porn on the internet too,and there is no law to forbid it (or authorize it)
This story is a small part of a bigger issue
But little kids watching porn on the internet know several things already.

1) They know that porn exists.

2) They want to see it.

3) They already know how to find it.

That's much different than a child who does not really know about porn, I'm thinking younger kids here like 4 or 5. The difference is like the difference between you stepping into the road right in front of a bus and the bus coming onto the curb to hit you. One of them you choose to do, the other one you don't.
 

Ash Housewares

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my mom told me about such an incident in Las Vegas, a bunch of kids were in the car that looked over and saw some movies in a Limo, they mostly thought it was funny, I only heard jokes about it
 

PublicEnemy

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AeroJonesy said:
But little kids watching porn on the internet know several things already.

1) They know that porn exists.

2) They want to see it.

3) They already know how to find it.

That's much different than a child who does not really know about porn, I'm thinking younger kids here like 4 or 5. The difference is like the difference between you stepping into the road right in front of a bus and the bus coming onto the curb to hit you. One of them you choose to do, the other one you don't.
1) Not always

2)Not all the time,and not all kids;for instance,porn pop ups can appear in websites which have nothing to do with porn;the kids who watch these pop ups don't want to watch porn,and yet they watch it,and as kids are usually curious,they click on what they don't know (or what they already know)

3)After 2),they know how to find porn

Sooner or later,there will always be porn adds or links which will be displayed on 'normal' websites;denying it is hypocrisy

And at last,the interactivity of the internet makes it much more dangerous for kids than a simple porn CD displayed in a car
 

Technetium

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I don't really worry much about kids knowing about sex. But I also don't really worry much about porn being made less legal. I don't really care either way. I don't even know why I replied, actually.
 

Ash Housewares

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Technetium said:
I don't really worry much about kids knowing about sex. But I also don't really worry much about porn being made less legal. I don't really care either way. I don't even know why I replied, actually.
it had porn in the title and you just couldn't help yourself
 

Anakha1

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Canadia142 said:
if she's only four will she even understand what porn or sex is? I don't think so

You'd be surprised. As I've related in previous threads, my past sexual psych professor has taught all the basics to her 5 year old son. He even knows the biology of the female anatomy. He knows what sex is and he's more mature about it than most adults I know.
 
But that person is a sex teacher learner person. I think the average, regualar 4 year old doesn't understand what sex and porn is.
 

th5418

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I think the average 4 year old probably thinks he just has a tube that magically has water comming out of it.....
 

TheGreatStickels

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th5418 said:
I think the average 4 year old probably thinks he just has a tube that magically has water comming out of it.....

wait its not magic?

OMG!!!!! YOU'VE RIPPED AWAY THE FOUNDATIONS OF MY LIFE!!!!
 
I was listening to love line one night and this girl called up and said she's been masturbating since she was 6 and Adam Corolla said something about if found out about wacking off at 6 he would think he had a magic wand that could shoot :lol:
 

CaptJoe213

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I think they should tighten up the laws on this kinda thing, myself. Partly because I dont want my children seeing it inadvertantly, and partly because I dont want to see it. Dont get me wrong, I dont think there's anything wrong with porn per se, but there is a time and place for it. In a private area, with people of legal age (or alone, whatever), and all viewers willingly participating it's all good. If my wife and I want to sit down and watch a flick or two, that's our buisness. If someone is watching it in a car with no tinted windows, or another place it could be seen by the general public, it's no longer just their buisness. It's everyone's. I really dont want to see that stuff when I'm walking my kids to the park to play.

It should have a hefty penalty, watching it where the potential for someone inappropriate can see it is not the thing to do. Enjoy the nekkedness in your own house, with the curtains closed.

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