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So why aren't the fibbers going after the book publisher and retail book sellers? This is preposterous treatment for a serious photographer. Whatever happened to the first amendment? Jim Brick wrote: > Jock Sturges, a very very talented and famous photographer in San > Francisco, was commissioned by a family, to document their life, children > growing up, etc. The family happened to practice nudity. Fifty percent of > Jock's photographs were of the family while nude. Children, adolescents, > adults... He was arrested, his entire photographic life confiscated, he > spent huge sums of money fighting the charges. He finally won. It took > nearly two years to get his "personal and professional" work back from the > FBI and even today, he doesn't seem to have everything back. No apology. > The FBI still has him tagged as a pervert. His book on this project is: > "The Last Day of Summer" and is a magnificent study/documentary of a > growing family. > > Jim > > At 10:50 AM 5/3/00 -0400, Jeffcoat Photography wrote: > >There are too many people sticking their noses into everyone else's > business in > >the name of protecting children. I think a little common sense goes a long > >way in > >a lot of these cases. > >I would be looking to sue the film processor and the local police. Let's > >face it > >child porn is a real problem, there are a lot predators out there but I don't > >think that a grand mother and her grand children is not a threat. > >There was a smiliar situation with a mother and her 6 yr old. I guess these > >folks > >need to do their own processing. > >Let the Witch Hunt Begin!!! > >Cheers.