Gray Flannel Dwarf

9/20/2005

Female Body Investigators

From the WaPo: “Recruits Sought for Porn Squad

The new squad will divert eight agents, a supervisor and assorted support staff to gather evidence against “manufacturers and purveyors” of pornography — not the kind exploiting children, but the kind that depicts, and is marketed to, consenting adults.


Congress began funding the obscenity initiative in fiscal 2005 and specified that the FBI must devote 10 agents to adult pornography. The bureau decided to create a dedicated squad only in the Washington Field Office. “All other field offices may investigate obscenity cases pursuant to this initiative if resources are available,” the directive from headquarters said. “Field offices should not, however, divert resources from higher priority matters, such as public corruption.”

Public corruption, officially, is fourth on the FBI’s priority list, after protecting the United States from terrorist attack, foreign espionage and cyber-based attacks. Just below those priorities are civil rights, organized crime, white-collar crime and “significant violent crime.” The guidance from headquarters does not mention where pornography fits in.

Yes, obviously we need to heed the warnings readily broadcast during Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction: If they are large enough, tits and asses will ravage our national resources!

So should there be another terrorist act, has the FBI been given an out? “Sorry, we were stretched to the breaking point, having placed numerous critical resources on a complicated sting operation involving Jenna Jameson, a can of Redi-Wip and a crate full of Chiquita bananas.”


cswiii @ 11:50 am