- - Friday, July 18, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It is a universal truth that teenagers often make foolish or short-sighted decisions (“Police to take graphic photos of teen as evidence,” Web, July 9). Certainly creating child pornography of oneself and sending the video to another teen is ill-advised — and illegal — but unfortunately, it not uncommon among the members of this wired-in generation.

However, when Prince William County police take pictures of the boy’s private parts “as evidence,” not only does it magnify the initial crime by creating further instances of child porn, it also likely traumatizes the minor. All of this is frankly Orwellian. What happened to the boy’s right to privacy or his right against self-incrimination? It seems that Big Brother has supplanted Uncle Sam in America.

DAVID L. HUNTER

Germantown

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