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(CNN) -- John Grisham is taking back statements he made about child pornography and sex offenders.

In a recent interview with the UK's Telegraph, the lawyer and prolific author sparked outrage when he expressed his belief that some people who view child pornography online are receiving punishments that don't match the scale of the crime.

"We have prisons now filled with guys my age, 60-year-old white men, in prison, who've never harmed anybody (and) would never touch a child," Grisham said during a conversation about high U.S. prison rates. "But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons and went too far and got into child porn. ... They deserve some type of punishment, but 10 years in prison? There's so many of them now, sex offenders ... that they put them in the same prison, like they're a bunch of perverts or something."

He then used an old law school friend as an example:

"I have no sympathy for a real pedophile. But so many of these guys don't deserve harsh prison sentences. A friend of mine, this was 10 years ago, was drinking, and his drinking was out of control. And he went to a website, and it was labeled, 16-year-old wannabe hookers or something, some stupid website. And it said 16-year-old girls. So he went there and downloaded some stuff. It was 16-year-old girls that look 30. ... He shouldn't have done it. It was stupid. But it wasn't 10-year-old boys, and he didn't touch anything."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/john-grisham-child-pornography/index.html?hpt=hp_c2


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Yes, the jails are heaving with white 60-year-old men who get drunk and don't know how the innerwebs work, so they click on a bad link. Heaving.

Gross.

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So easy to push those wrong buttons...

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I love a guy who looks like he could be on Criminal Minds as either an agent or a killer.

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But it wasn't 10-year-old boys, and he didn't touch anything.

yeah the 16 year old girls who look 30 should be the ones in jail. perverts.

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yeah the 16 year old girls who look 30 should be the ones in jail. perverts.

Whores be whorin'.

So easy to push those wrong buttons...

NWS CHILD PORN NWS

I guess if you're an Old, you might get mixed up when you're trying to press your Life Alert button or one of the three buttons on your Jitterbug phone. It's understandable.

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Wait a minute. All three of you are the same person, how are you posting at the same time? :ranting:


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Wait a minute. All three of you are the same person, how are you posting at the same time? :ranting:

Dude, I'm back from vacation and at work, so I have time again for posting under all of my many personae.

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Dude, I'm back from vacation and at work, so I have time again for posting under all of my many personae.

legion, represent.

That's some scary shyt right there....


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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More importantly, I may have the ebolas. I just heard that someone is sequestered in my hometown after returning from a trip to Liberia as a graduate student observing the outbreak. First indications are that he/she doesn't have 0bola, but hey, you never know.

If I do have the ebolas, let it be known: I loved you all. Every last one of you. Except for maybe the Gary.

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please not sneeze on Mr. U....

Mr U was with me, so he may also have the 0bola. In which case, we will die in an embrace, as blood pours from our eyes. Bloody tears of LOVE.

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If you get the ebolas, I'll try to infect myself so we can go out together in a blaze of bloody glory.


I love a guy who looks like he could be on Criminal Minds as either an agent or a killer.

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If you get the ebolas, I'll try to infect myself so we can go out together in a blaze of bloody glory.

Sister, it would be an honour. (L)(F)

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