An Interview with CBLDF Head Charles Brownstein
It definitely could have used some proofreading, but here's an informative interview with Charles Brownstein, executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund about the Gordon Lee Case in Rome, Georgia. For those of you just joining us, Lee accidentally gave a mature reader's comic book containing tasteful, non-sexual nudity to a child on Haloween, 2004. While most reasonable people would simply confiscate the book in question and, perhaps, call the comic book store and demand an apology, this kid's halfwit parents called the police. Because of repeated instances of prosecutorial misconduct, the case had languished for three years, and Lee will, most likely, begin his fourth trial at some point in early 2008.
So, all you Constitution-huggers out there, consider making a donation to the CBLDF. Even if you don't like comic books, the work they're doing-- fighting the overzealous prosecution of law-abiding people-- is something worth supporting.