Battlepanda: How Internet Explorer can get you in jail for 40 years


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, January 15, 2007

How Internet Explorer can get you in jail for 40 years

(Via Majikthise)
NORWICH, Conn. --A substitute teacher in the Norwich school system is facing up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of exposing students to pornography on a computer at the school.

Julie Amero, 40, of Windham, was convicted Friday on four counts of risk of injury to a minor in connection to pornography the students saw on her computer screen.

Prosecutors said sexually graphic computer images she accessed were seen by several of her Kelly Middle School students in October 2004.

During the trial, Amero said any inappropriate images on her computer screen were from adware, which can generate pop-up ads and not from sites specifically keyed.

Sigh. Justice as onion article. I liked this quote by paperghost, who actually knows a thing or two about spyware.
You do realise, I could probably wander into that school with a chainsaw, kill everybody and STILL get less than 40 years? Yet some kids see a bunch of porn popups and suddenly, a teacher is worse than Hitler. Awesome.