May 2, 2011

Surfing Porn at Your Local Library

By Andrew Siff
NBCNewYork.com
April 26, 2011

Ray Floyd is a frequent visitor to the New York Public Library and The Brooklyn Public Library as well.

On occasion, he has noticed an unexpected sight: the guy next to him using a library computer to access pornography.

“I’ve seen some people surfing adult stuff,” said Floyd. “I feel embarrassed for them, it’s kind of an open place, why would you do that there?”

Other computer room regulars report similar encounters. Yet rather than leave in disgust, they said they understand the library’s mission not to censor material.

“Do I like the fact that people look at things I object to?” asked Rose Thompson, on her way home from the Brooklyn Heights branch. “No. But I think they have that right.”

Bill Donahue from The Catholic League, a frequent critic of adult-themed material on the Internet, poses a different question.

“What kind of debased appetite are we feeding?” he asked.

A spokesman for the Brooklyn Public Library said there had been a lot more attention swirling ….
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Read full article here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42758301/ns/local_news-new_york_ny/

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