Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Case Study No. 0637: Barney Brenner (Wannabe Librarian)

Political TV Ad - Library Allows X-Rated Viewing Near Kids
Political TV Ad Exposes Library Policy Supported by Opponent Who Allows X-Rated Video Viewing Near Children
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This political TV advertisement exposes public library policy supported by an opponent who allows "x-rated video" viewing near children.

In these tough times I love that children are using our libraries more. But they've become places where men watch x-rated videos with our kids nearby. Sharon Bronson voted to let this continue. I want it to stop. What do you want?

On Screen Text:
Barney Brenner Supervisor District 3
Paid for by Brenner for Supervisor Committee. Dennis Melin, Treasurer.


Brenner For Supervisor
November 2008
Moret & Associates Adv.



Supervisors library porn solution a joke
by Barney Brenner on Aug. 18, 2006, under Opinion

You'd think adults in positions of authority would do what's necessary to protect kids from pornography.

You might also figure those adults wouldn't take actions that ensured our kids are in close proximity to that garbage.

Sadly - no, sickeningly - in Pima County you'd be wrong on both counts.

Channel 4 recently did an expose on porn in our public libraries and on what goes on at the downtown branch - within complete view of the minor children we have a right to think are safe in that environment.

The report was appalling. On repeated visits, sex acts were in plain sight on unfiltered library screens.

Tens of thousands of federal dollars have been allocated specifically for library Internet filters required by the federal Children's Internet Protection Act.

But in a mind-bogglingly disgraceful move, the Pima County Board of Supervisors, over the objections of Supervisor Ray Carroll, voted instead to spend tens of thousands of dollars for "privacy screens" for the deviants who view this perversion with our kids nearby.

The screens, which only reduce the viewing angle, are a joke. Images are still clearly visible while standing anywhere within a sizable triangle.

The display of explicit sexual material in a public place is illegal. Additionally, Arizona law requires those in control of any such place to ensure its removal.

It's degrading to women and dangerous for children. Four of our supervisors are flouting state and federal law and disregarding the safety of our most vulnerable citizens.

Pedophiles use the Net as a means to meet kids, and there are numerous examples of these degenerates accosting kids in libraries.

In Philadelphia, a pedophile who was released from prison sexually assaulted an 8-year-old who was visiting the library with her grandmother.

The girl was found unconscious in a bathroom stall. The perpetrator had a history of viewing porn in Philadelphia libraries.

County library policy states, "A child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent."

So do the supes facilitate parents staying with their kids? Nope.

Effective July 1, 2006, the very first day of taking over the library system from the city of Tucson, the county revoked free parking at the downtown branch, ironically taking tens of thousands more dollars from constituents.

Before the Internet, we didn't stock our libraries with Hustler magazine. The analogy is valid for today. The material is worse.

The Tucson Citizen Editorial Board defended the supervisors, citing the need to maintain First Amendment "purity," an ironic choice of words.

The supervisors' complaint about difficulty accessing medical Web sites is a red herring and is easily resolvable.

This is not a First Amendment issue. We've come so far from a sensible understanding of that oft-tortured sentence that if our founders were alive today, they might think this was an alternate universe.

The amendment was designed to protect religion, speech, the press, peaceable assembly and the right to petition concerning grievances by government. We have a good grievance on this issue.

Emil Franzi, radio host on 690 KVOI, noted, "Dirty pictures are now an entitlement program" in Pima County.

We should entitle ourselves instead to better supervisors.

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