Teacher convicted for pop-up ads

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  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Apparently a number of computer security experts have requested to testify on this individual's behalf that the pop-ups resulted from spyware infected on the computer. Interesting.

    So... now, avoiding prison is yet another reason to trash MSIE and use Firefox or Safari? :D
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Poor woman. She's fated to spend 40 years in jail simply because a few explicit popups came up. This is a travesty of justice.
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Thats our backwards laws, more worried about sex then murder,rape, white collar theft, etc etc. This nations laws are a total mess. Yeah she made a mistake but its not a mistake that should cost anyone 40 yrs.
     
  4. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    That conviction obviously won't last.

    "Risk of injury to minors". Hmm...that sounds like an strange offence. I'm sure we don't have any equivalent in English law - at least not in criminal law. And even if we did, I would have thought it'd be a recklessness offence. I seriously doubt this woman, even if she had been on porn intentionally, foresaw any risk that dirty adverts would pop up.

    How old were these kids?
     
  5. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    The irony is that she is facing much more time than she would had she simply had sex with a student. I highly doubt she'll get anywhere near the full potential term, though.
     
  6. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Just about any kid these days using the internet is bound to run into porn. That is the real problem here (not that I'm complaining :p ).
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    A substitute teacher should not have been granted access to the school's computer.
     
  8. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Injury to insult, seeing as she likely got paid about $60 for the privilege of being sworn at/spit at/generally treated like crap and the shot at 40 years in prison.

    God people are stupid.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The real irony is that she probably would've gotten less time if she killed a student.
     
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    People MURDER people in this country and get less time...simply shocking and disgraceful.
     
  12. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    "Risk of injury to a minor"?

    What in the world does that mean?
     
  13. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Gotta love the legal system. Must not be many important things to do. So now in theory if I am reading a magazine of a bus and an insert card falls out that is deemed inappropriate - I am doomed. Sheesh.
     
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    I think it is fortunate that students did not suffer any physical injury. It is a well known fact in the American South that touching yourself "down there" causes blindness.
     
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    "Up to" 40 years. There's no way that even if the conviction isn't overturned, she would get anywhere near that.
     
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    I guess there are banjos playing in the woods of Conn as well as Georgia.
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    We've seen teachers get less time if they've had sex with a student, but still the time hasn't been decided. Realistically, if the judge has any sense, would only give her 2 - 3 years probation. It's still too much but it's interesting that they wouldn't allow a full account of what was happening.

    I didn't see any mention of the computer's ownership but if it was the school district's computer, they should be partly liable.
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I agree, they should be held liable for not using a Mac. ;) :D :cool: :apple:
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If I was the judge, and legally, I absolutely had to give her a sentence, I'd give her a day of probation, or fine her a penny or something like that.
     
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'd ask her where she gets her porn.
     
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    lol, nice.

    Thinkin about it, me too. :)
     

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