What About that ‘Obscenity’ Charge

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June 14, 2010 5:05 a.m.

One of the side bizarrenesses of the bizarre Alvin Greene senate nomination story is the ‘obscenity’ charge he was hit with late last year for allegedly showing a pornographic image to a college student at a college computer center. The facts of the case can certainly be construed as menacing or at least creepy (the context isn’t entirely clear). But the law itself is one that is almost never enforced in this way. And the new facts that have emerged make it seem like the race of the two people involved may have played into the charge Greene was hit with.

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