After Seizure of Pol’s Computer, NJ Legislators Seek Porn Filters

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New Jersey legislative leaders sought to install filters to block inappropriate material from being viewed on state computers two days after a veteran assemblyman’s computer was seized for containing child pornography, reports the Associated Press. The leaders released a statement saying they want ”the most aggressive Internet filtering software available on all computers in the Legislature.” The move comes after state investigators seized computers from Assemblyman Neil Cohen on Wednesday. Two senators who share that office had alerted authorities about the pornography.

”We recognize that individuals intent on breaking the law and abusing public resources will still seek ways to do so, but this action is aimed at doing everything we can to prevent something of this nature from happening in the future,” said a joint statement from Democratic Senate President Richard J. Codey, Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts Jr., Republican Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. and Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce. DeCroce, R-Morris, said Cohen’s behavior, if proven, ”represents one of the most deplorable acts committed by a public servant.”

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Assemblyman-Child-Porn.html

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