Q. So what exactly is it that you do in your *new* mission [at the FBI Porn Squad]? A. We have to gather evidence against the manufacturers and purveyors of pornography. And it’s not even the kind that exploits children–I mean, I’m totally against kiddie porn–but this is about the kind of material that’s marketed to consenting adults. I never liked pornography myself–they used to show it at a college fraternity–but when I first joined the FBI, I swore to uphold the Constitution, not to trample on the Bill of Rights. In fact, the communique we got from the Justice Department even admitted that federal obscenity prosecutions encounter many legal issues, including claims of First Amendment rights, so applicants had to be prepared for the kind of material that tends to be most effective with local juries, because it’s been shown that the best odds of conviction are in pornography cases that involve bestiality, urination, defecation, sadism and masochism. But it’s a living.
The FBI has a Porn Squad. No kidding. And it’s not even targeting child porn or forced prostitution, but, well…porn. Read more on Paul Krassner’s great interview with one of the Porn Squad Agents:
The Huffington Post: Meet the FBI Porn Squad Agent.[Via SnakeOilLabs]