Need a prOn fix in NY? Libraries can you help you

New Yorkers can watch internet porn at the city’s public libraries thanks to a policy of free speech protected by the First Amendment, the New York Post reported Monday.

“Customers can watch whatever they want on the computer,” said Brooklyn Public Library spokeswoman Malika Granville, describing the anything-goes philosophy that is the rule at the city’s 200-plus branches.

The ruling has religious leaders and library patrons fuming.

“What they’re doing is publicly funding an appetite for the most debased fare available,” said Catholic League President Bill Donohue. “It’s not like a Playboy centerfold anymore – it’s far worse.”

Library patron Daisy Nazario, 60, said she was disgusted when she discovered she was sitting next to an elderly porn watcher in the Brooklyn Central Library recently.

The man was using library-provided extensions on the sides of his computer to block the view of his screen – which was featuring a threesome at the time – “but I could still hear the voices,” Nazario said. “It is very disrespectful to the children.”

Under US law, all libraries that take federal funding only must install filters on publicly used computers to block content containing illegal obscenity and child pornography, and New York City officials say they comply to the letter.

If localities want to further restrict viewing, they must specifically enact a policy, although the move almost certainly brings with it legal challenges.

Library officials and civil libertarians say it is a free speech issue.

“In deference to the First Amendment protecting freedom of speech, the New York Public Library cannot prevent adult patrons from accessing adult content that is legal,” said New York Public Library spokeswoman Angela Montefinise.

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I have no idea how I feel about this. For research purposes it makes sense but watching porn without your dick in your hand seems like fruitless proposition.

Since kids run around in the library, I am going to have to say no to this…

uhhh really?! really?!!!

I’ve got nothing against porn, but I am a firm proponent of the saying “there’s a time and a place”. The library is not the place for such activity.

No point in watching porn if you cant beat the meat. But I mean you gotta have some balls to watch porn in public.

Balls that CLANK.

Librarians talking like they know jack shit about the Constitution. There was already a case that went to the Supreme Court challenging the validity of restrictions on pornography in a library setting by Internet filters and the Court upheld the regulation.

Hugh Mad.

This.

Who let this get through?

Aye dawg homeless people need porntube too. Why must they be denied?

Can they me jerk me off too?

^_-;

that’s crazy. Who’s going to want to use that computer after someone’s done fapping?! :stuck_out_tongue:

Im gonna stop off at a NYC library when I head down there, and I’m finding the most awesome SBBW porn I can find, and watching it

This is wonderful. I hate using my cpu since most porn sites are filled with viruses. ;o

typing this from a library. =x

They’re just begging for someone crazy enough to jerk off in public to come waltzing in and end up traumatizing a lot of people.

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Nothing new. When I was a library assistant in college, the University of Michigan Library allowed for individuals to look at porn on the computers. Usually these individuals were older guys who clearly did not attend the university. They told us to turn the other cheek when we saw it.

I’ve seen this kinda thing first hand. I recall a time when I visited the library at Fordham and I saw a dude borrowing through hentai sites and watching clips while there was a kid next to him playing Runescape. These guys have no shame

Damn, so you can’t get booked for watching some rodeo clowns smear that peanut butter taffy all over a midget’s ankles while little Timmy is tryin’ to learn his ABCs??

when i worked in the computer labs at my college, lots of dudes would watch porn there.

even worse: once every 2 years someone around here gets arrested for looking at child pornography at the library. this always gets on the news.

Im suprised im hearing about this now.When I lived in NY this guy used top watch porn all the fucking time.He was later banned from the library cause he was caught spitting on his hand and jerking off.So every time the computers were turned on in the morning the librarian told us we can go/watch movies on adult sites but we had to prove that we were 18+.

You can watch porn, but once you whip out your dick you get tagged with public indecency.

It’s a TRAP!