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safelibraries.org is years old, not updated, though still useful.
if a look at the latest
news on public library crimes, crimes in school and public libraries from years ago,
and hundreds of library crimes from testimony before congress
is too unbelievable, see for yourself graphic, investigative news videos showing
nationwide why children are unsafe in public libraries. read more on this topic here.
even good librarians are victimized by the agenda of "anything goes." see for example adamson v. minneapolis public library: "more cruelly, the reality of children being sexually victimized by adults became a depressing and recurrent image of every day life."
"as for obscenity and child pornography, prosecutors and police have adequate tools to enforce criminal laws. libraries are not a component of law enforcement efforts...." source: american library association.
the american library association [ala] believes it is "age" discrimination for a librarian to make a decision about the appropriateness of material for children. on the other hand, the us supreme court said in a case the ala lost in 2003, us v. ala, "the interest in protecting young library users from material inappropriate for minors is legitimate, and even compelling, as all members of the court appear to agree." however, the ala has yet to change its "age" discrimination policy: "despite the 2003 u.s. supreme court ruling on the children's internet protection act (cipa), ... ala policy is unchanged ... because [of the] block[age of] legal information to which users are entitled under the constitution."
playboy's own sex and violence agenda long funded the american library association and its freedom to read ... campaign. such a conflict of interest becomes significant when the ala seeks to bring into our libraries previously prohibited "harmful matter" produced by one of its legal patrons. ....
[t]heala is in direct conflict with the majority of the tax paying public....
we could not have said this better ourselves:
speaking of local control ... even after six years, it still rankles that our librarians refused and continue to refuse to adopt a policy prohibiting access to pornography by minors on library internet terminals. .... the values espoused by the american library association are so divorced from the values of our community that we would seriously consider ... going back to the days of a city library under local control, rather than giving one thin dime to an institution controlled by an organization that believes in "all materials for all patrons regardless of age."
and three cheers for rochester, ny, where cipa filters were already in use, but the library allowed people to peruse porn in violation of the law but in conformance with ala policy, and repeated undercover media investigations showed constant violations, even resulting in an arrest! the library journal reported the library tacitly admitted cries of censorship and loss of rights are fake and phony claims used to dissuade people from breaking the ala grip on community libraries, as safelibraries points out in the online comment to "rochester, ny, board agrees to county internet policy," by norman oder, library journal, 6 july 2007. governmental leaders can learn an important lesson in growing brains and backbones from monroe county executive maggie brooks, who refused to give one thin dime until control of the library returned to the public.
safelibraries.org is certified in internet safety training and we wrote "lmirl" (you'll never guess what it means) to provide information and excellent exhibits on how to protect children in cyberspace. we wrote "p-rn pushers" to present evidence from people of all political stripes about the downward spiral in books written for children (not necessarily p-rn) and how the ala encourages this. "value voters" details what's wrong, why, and what can be done about it. also exposed is the ala's admitted media manipulation to ensure ala policy controls local libraries.
sometimes people in serious trouble caused in some way by the internet contact us for help. we got so many requests that we now provide the "we recommend" page so self-help is available. we also get contacted by people who rake us over the coals. for them we have posted some responses online. see "learning librar'ns" and "negative reaction turns positive in the light of truth."
some of our pages detail what we are up against. those include "double standards" and "the ala vs usa." the real gem is "unequal access" where we detail how the ala's so-called "office for intellectual freedom" suppressed our intellectual freedom while at the same time violating the rules of a state supreme court.
just for kicks, we present "the ala anthem"—wait till you see what's there. no matter where one stands on the issues, we promise you will get a laugh from the songs and videos presented on this page. enjoy.
curious what else we have written or what has been written about us? we list it all for you on the "contact" page at "media by and about us." however, the bulk of our work is unpublished and consists of hundreds of letters to people, governments, and media across the country. here is one such example where we call out the ala for hinting parents were racist for trying to keep a book containing bestiality, among other things, from children in public schools: response to "group targets black author's book." notice how we provide extensive links for fact checking purposes. you see, we think people should be informed, not misled.