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‘Casualty of Porn’ or ‘Why you’ll never see war photos on this blog’

'Casualty of Porn' or 'Why you'll never see war photos on this blog'

Chris Wilson, a 28 year-old Florida-based Web site founder, is out on bail and awaiting a trial that could give him a life sentence in prison. Why? That’s the debate… but critics speculate it’s because he posted violent photos from the war in Iraq on his site, NowThatsFuckedUp.com. Rolling Stone reports:

“There’s burgeoning doubt over which dirty pictures really landed him behind bars: the site’s quotidian porn or its hundreds of graphic images, allegedly uploaded by U.S. soldiers, of dead Iraqis.

There’s little question that the site is disturbing. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd calls it ‘so perverse and outrageous and unconscionable, I believe it would have shocked the conscience of the most liberal people in the United States.’ But who really engineered the arrest: local authorities or those in the highest reaches of government?

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