Missing the point?

August 27, 2008

Not enough is being done

Not that child porn would be unique in this regard: police regularly overstate the value of drugs and cigarettes they seize.

Disturbing arrest Winnipeg Sun –  By CHRIS KITCHING, SUN MEDIA Winnipeg police detectives are using a new computer program to sort more quickly through child porn collections — including one allegedly belonging to a 22-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting his two stepsisters
Digital tool helps police deal with child porn investigations CBC.ca

New software is allowing Winnipeg police to use automated image matching to cut down the amount of time officers have to spend looking at child pornography.

The Winnipeg force has seized several million images and videos of children being sexually abused since its internet child exploitation unit was launched in 2001.In the past, investigators were forced to view each photograph or video individually to identify potential victims and categorize the images for court purposes.The new software, which the force has been testing for more than a year, allows police to “fingerprint” and categorize known images of child abuse, then store them in a database.

The database currently includes about 12 million image “fingerprints,” which are matched against newly seized, uncategorized images, thereby reducing the officers’ exposure to much of the horrifying material.

 


New software cracks down on child sex abuse CTV.ca
Winnipeg Free Press – CJOB – Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg Free Press

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Meanwhile  a Liberal too, Ont. Senator’s aide charged with violent sex assault Canada.com –  A senior aide to Liberal Senator Art Eggleton has been charged in connection with what police described as a violent sexual assault.Robert Meinzer, 38, is facing nine criminal charges, including forcible confinement, sexual assault, choking, sodomy and extortion. He is also charged with break and enter with intent, sexual assault, assault, and two counts of assault with a weapon.Before joining Eggleton’s office, Meinzer worked as special assistant, parliamentary affairs and appointments, for then-Minister of Social Development Ken Dryden. He also served in Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Status of Women Jean Augustine’s Hill office as an assistant for about nine months.

Eggleton aide accused in rape Toronto Sun
Eggleton aide faces sodomy, confinement charges TheChronicleHerald.ca
Canoe.ca – Globe and Mail – The Province – AOL Canada

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All porn should be banned on the internet..

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