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- "The Price I Paid for Fighting for a Library Free of Porn and Sex Offenders; When Did 'To Protect and Serve' Become 'To Harass and Punish?' My Experience with Police Harassment Coming Soon to Communities Near You...," by Megan Fox, PJ Media, 6 January 2013.
By the way, there is no First Amendment right to porn in public libraries, according to the US Supreme Court, local law, common sense, and community values. As a result, no library has yet been sued for blocking porn on library computers. ALA lost that US v. ALA case over a decade ago but tries, often successfully, to mislead communities into ignoring the law, effectively nullifying the case it lost. It is part of the reason Megan Fox is being harassed. The library knows it has no legal leg to stand on, so it needs to attack the messenger. Ditto for ALA. I know because I'm often the messenger ALA maligns.
This OPPL is extremely successful in attacking the messenger, even putting a warning about her on the top of its front page. If OPPL ultimately maintains the porn, ALA will train libraries nationwide on the tactics OPPL used to silence Megan Fox to keep the porn in place. If Megan Fox ultimately wins, ALA and library media will remain silent.
NOTE ADDED 14 JUNE 2016:
With the passage of time the police harassment is now evident to everyone. With respect to one incident the video linked below shows pictures of Megan dropping a letter in a mailbox of a public official that is listed per law in the newspaper, the call to the police where the library trustee says she's not threatened but just wants to establish a "record," and the police calling Megan as a direct result and warning her she will be arrested if she's on the property again for any reason.
URL of this page: safelibraries.blogspot.com/2014/01/OPPLharassesMeganFox.html
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