Video: Former ACLU chapter prez arrested for child pornography

posted at 10:31 pm on February 23, 2007 by Allahpundit

We’re getting a lot of requests for this clip, so here you go.

It bears stating up front that he could be innocent. He could be writing a book on child abuse, say, and wanted to see just how bad it can get.

But if he’s writing a book, he’s researching it awfully thoroughly.

Federal agents arrested Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, Friday in Arlington for allegedly possessing child pornography.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, Rust-Tierney allegedly used his e-mail address and credit card to subscribe to and access a child pornography website.

The complaint states that federal investigations into child pornography websites revealed that “Charles Rust-Tierney has subscribed to multiple child pornography website over a period of years.”…

Rust-Tierney admitted to investigators that he had downloaded videos and images from child pornography websites onto CD-ROMs, according to the complaint.

He also coaches youth sports, which means we might be in for a reminder of what “chickenhawk” used to mean before the left refashioned it for Iraq (but not Afghanistan!).


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Why do I just know that this story won’t crack into the mainstream media? His connection to the ACLU will be merely a footnote.
Question: What if he were the former president of the Virginia NRA?

billy on February 23, 2007 at 10:46 PM

There was a poster over on Ace’s site that tried to relate this to the Foley scandal,needless to say they roasted him mercilessly.
If in fact this proves to be true and he is convicted, he wouldn’t last long in the general prison population, but being a hot-shot Commmie lawyer he will probably get special treatment.

bbz123 on February 23, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Anyone else notice the ironic by-line on the ABC News article?

Former ACLU Chapter President Arrested for Child Pornography

by JACK DATE

fogw on February 23, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Hey Allah P
This has nothing to do with this story and I know I’m a little late to the party tonight. But
.
I was wondering why you didn’t show the Democrat luncheon at that Taco Bell.

abinitioadinfinitum on February 23, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Why do I just know that this story won’t crack into the mainstream media? His connection to the ACLU will be merely a footnote.
Question: What if he were the former president of the Virginia NRA?

Good call billy.

It would only be a story for the drive-by media if the guy were a priest or a pastor.

At least in prison this guy can act out the “helpless victim” fantasy he loves to indulge in. Only this time… he’ll be the helpless victim.

Mojave Mark on February 23, 2007 at 11:12 PM

Here’s this scumbag’s newsletter detailing the Va ACLU’s “efforts” to cope with 9/11.
Read it before it gets scrubbed

billy on February 23, 2007 at 11:19 PM

My apologies for not viewing the sick story above before I made my corny attempt at a joke.

The main stream media is on the perverts side. They will never OUT one of their own.

abinitioadinfinitum on February 23, 2007 at 11:21 PM

The only things pedophiles are good for is parts for needy transplant patients.Burn the rest. hocchh tooey

spazzmomma on February 23, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Pah. Why focus on this non-story when there’s real news out there!

For the record, I feel bad for this kid. Sure, she did something stupid, but no one deserves this.

Slublog on February 23, 2007 at 11:49 PM

The only involvement the ACLU has in child porn cases is to defend the criminals and get them less or no jail time.

csdeven on February 23, 2007 at 11:51 PM

It bears stating up front that he could be innocent. He could be writing a book on child abuse, say, and wanted to see just how bad it can get.

Just like Pete Townshend…….

Not this kind of evil……. there is plenty of research on the books, that you don’t need a vault full of multiple videos for your private viewing.

This animal represents the ACLU in every way….. remove religion, remove responsibility, remove morals, remove decency, remove responsibilities, remove laws against sexual preditors, and the worst part, our tax dollars are paying him to do it……..

PinkyBigglesworth on February 23, 2007 at 11:52 PM

Gee, I wonder why the slimeball’s old lady is against the death penalty?

The Lying Left™ will waste no time calling this a Rightwing Smear™, naturally. Nevermind what Bill reported, that the guy LED them to the stuff.

Time for us to let out the Rebel yell again in Virginia.

Short rope, long tree.

And that’s humane.

There are some around here who would rather nail a perv like that up to a tree and then take out the Arkansas toothpick and start peelin’.

.

The Machine on February 23, 2007 at 11:56 PM

RW – the media coverage is worse than you think. It’s all local stations – nothing national other than ABC.

This guy…I don’t have the words to describe how reprehensible I think he is without resorting to profanity.

Slublog on February 24, 2007 at 12:03 AM

RW…You didn’t show my roundup

Slu…you can’t post that link without pictures!!!!!!

sunny on February 24, 2007 at 12:19 AM

I demand that Ruth Bader Ginsburg resign from the Supreme Court! She can’t control her fellow ACLU members!

SouthernGent on February 24, 2007 at 12:27 AM

As this is now the beginning of Politics 08, maybe we should ask Obama and HClinton to weigh in on this Charles Rust-Tierney guy. See if they can possibly denounce him without losing touch with their ‘base’.

Doug on February 24, 2007 at 1:13 AM

Innocent until proven guilty.

However if proved true, there is no punishment that would be too severe.

Especially if children now come forward who have been abused.

Nauseating and repulsive.

Speakup on February 24, 2007 at 1:47 AM

Rust Tierney coaches various youth sports teams in and around Arlington, Virginia, according to court documents.

My God. What parent in their right mind would allow their children to be around an ACLU chapter president? How is that not child abuse?

Perchant on February 24, 2007 at 1:53 AM

How is this surprising again?

spmat on February 24, 2007 at 2:48 AM

RW…You didn’t show my roundup

Slu…you can’t post that link without pictures!!!!!!

sunny on February 24, 2007 at 12:19 AM

Gotta be honest with ya little miss sunshine… I have no idea what you’re talking about?

RightWinged on February 24, 2007 at 3:15 AM

“The only involvement the ACLU has in child porn cases is to defend the criminals and get them less or no jail time.”

csdeven on February 23, 2007 at 11:51 PM

You’re kidding right, have you forgotten that the ACLU supported NAMBLAs right to rape children.

Buzzy on February 24, 2007 at 3:25 AM

Actually the ACLU has a National Policy Of Advocacy To Legalize The Distribution and Possession Of Child Porn.

Sickening…they think it should be protected as freedom of expression!!!

Jay on February 24, 2007 at 3:40 AM

Without going into details, I once had to “meet” with a woman who repeatedly sold her daughter into prostitution as an infant for the money. Her justification? “Well, she wuz gonna have sex sometime anyway!” And she was serious! And, of course, it turned out her daughter grew up to become the same subhuman monster as her mother…drug-addicted prostitute/criminal, probably doing the same to another generation.

Thanks, ACLU!

stonemeister on February 24, 2007 at 4:24 AM

Is the ACLU like a rabid dog who barks occasionally when someone approaches the house, occasionally scaring potential robbers away, but more often than not, biting guests, attacking everyone and everything, and, downright doing more harm than good, and more trouble than they are worth?

William

William2006 on February 24, 2007 at 4:33 AM

Perhaps an investigation into the Virgin-ia chapter of the ACLU is needed. Who knew about this and when?

Are certain members covering for their president? With the Aclu’s policy to try to legalized this “freedom of expression” might there be others who are involved?

robo on February 24, 2007 at 6:53 AM

If/When convicted Tierney’s gonna loose the precious rights he’s been fighting for. The ICE man cometh!

sonnyspats1 on February 24, 2007 at 7:12 AM

Robo:

Perhaps an investigation into the Virgin-ia chapter of the ACLU is needed. Who knew about this and when?

Good one.

According to the report, the pornography in question is of the most horrific and violent kind. But of course, that’s not nearly as bad as Mark Foley’s emails as far as the Librul dirtbags are concerned.

IrishEi on February 24, 2007 at 7:40 AM

What did his wife know, and when did she know it?

HerrMorgenholz on February 24, 2007 at 7:46 AM

Can anyone explain to me how a country (The U.S.) that is running a 9 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT, continues to fund an organization like the ANTI-CHRISTIAN LAWYERS UNION with tax dollars?
Perverts, anti-AMERICAN, opposed to anything good.
Liberalism: The celebration of DEVIANCY.

mountainmanbob on February 24, 2007 at 7:51 AM

Gregor on February 24, 2007 at 12:43 AM

I re-read that last night and I knew I didn’t explain my comment fully….it was a response to someone else and not the original comment…

What I meant was that the ACLU has no ligitimate reason to be looking at child porn, because all they do is try to get child abusers less jail time or no jail time. But because my original thoughts used the word “ligitimate” and “ACLU” in the same sentence and I don’t find anything ligitimate about the ACLU, I left that part out when I wrote it.

Sorry about that. My bad.

csdeven on February 24, 2007 at 8:15 AM

It would only be a story for the drive-by media if the guy were a priest or a pastor.

Mojave Mark

Too right. I have always wondered why nobody brought a class action law suit against the National Education Association (aka teachers union) in the same way it was brought against the Archdiocese of Boston. I’d bet that the number of pervert (male and female) teachers that they’ve harbored is on par with what went on in Boston. The MSM will never touch this because the NEA funnels too much illegal cash to the Dems.

Can anyone explain to me how a country (The U.S.) that is running a 9 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT, continues to fund an organization like the ANTI-CHRISTIAN LAWYERS UNION with tax dollars?

mountainbob

The simple answer is, “Hard cases make bad law.” There is a law that allows the US govt to legal fees of plaintiffs in civil rights cases. This stems from the 1950s and 60s when truly oppressed minorities could not afford lawyers. The ACLU (and self-omnipotent judges) have extended the verbiage of civil rights to include everything, probably including this sicko’s sexual “minorityhood.”

cmay on February 24, 2007 at 8:20 AM

What a surprise. People who want all signs of faith removed from the public square center their down time on porno.

Hening on February 24, 2007 at 8:27 AM

The ACLU (and self-omnipotent judges) have extended the verbiage of civil rights to include everything, probably including this sicko’s sexual “minorityhood.”

cmay on February 24, 2007 at 8:20 AM

Which is why gay marriage laws will be exploited by nambla and others sickos to include their sexual preferences also. Furture headlines could read….”Man marries sheep”, “Woman marries dolphin”, age of consent reduced to “Old enough to pee is old enogh for me”.

csdeven on February 24, 2007 at 8:58 AM

Furture headlines could read…“Woman marries dolphin”…
csdeven on February 24, 2007 at 8:58 AM

I assume you’re being ironic, since it’s actually a past headline. But if you’re not aware, here it is.

eeyore on February 24, 2007 at 9:38 AM

I believe this is a schadenfreude moment.

liberty on February 24, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Neither Denver paper, Denver Post or the Rocky Mountain News has anything I can find on this story. UnFrickinBelievable.

ACLU is destroying America. The ACLU has been raping America for decades, now young little girls? They want to take God out of our schools, off our buildings, and NOW I KNOW WHY. LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE!
Don’t let those kids suffer with out justice served to everyone involved. We should fry the ACLU, and any lib supporting the ACLU, for the next 2 years non-stop.
I reeled when O’Reilly described what’s on the video’s last night. This just can not go unpunished and the aclu paved the way for these very things to happen.
And yes, we need to ask Hellery and B. Hussein Obama what they think. Let them squirm and go down with the rapist aclu.

shooter on February 24, 2007 at 12:01 PM

If we find out where these videos were made, I’m really not opposed to having special forces jump in, free the kids, shoot everybody involved in making them, and burn their facilities.

As for this guy: throw the book at him. But remember there are damaged, evil people like this all through politics and all through life. The ACLU’s policies enable them, and the schadenfreude here is pretty sweet since here’s a concrete case of someone using their high-minded rhetoric for evil ends.

But the creeps themselves can pop up everywhere.

see-dubya on February 24, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Quite the contrast to this case which seems to me to be a very bad result (for extra morbid laughs, read the majority opinion about how the conviction was necessary to protect the offenders from future bad effects from the photos).

Annoying Old Guy on February 24, 2007 at 1:10 PM

I truly don’t understand people like this nor the ACLU for wanting to “help” them. I also believe they’re destroying America but it seems they keep on keeping on. I’m not a really a death penalty advocate but if there is a group of individuals who deserve it, it’s child molestors, the ones who tape & perform this child porn & the ones who purchase it. I know there are damaged people in all walks of life but these people need to be found and taken out. I have never understood the allure of the ACLU. I was a kid growing up outside Chicago when in the 1970’s the Nazi’s wanted to march through Skokie, IL (at that time home to a large number of Holocaust survivors). I remember asking my dad why in the world a group would be encoruaging to that sort of march and he just said there were some sick people in the world. That was years before they defended pro bono those NAMBLA (I can’t call them people) scum. I agree, anyone who supports this group needs to be grilled.

Catie96706 on February 24, 2007 at 1:27 PM

Hey Allah P. I was wondering why you didn’t show the Democrat luncheon at that Taco Bell?

abinitioadinfinitum on February 23, 2007 at 11:09 PM

I can’t stop laughing.

Griz on February 24, 2007 at 2:10 PM

I have one word for punishment, just one word: eunuch.

TwinkietheKid on February 24, 2007 at 2:35 PM

Here is the site that explains the truth about the ACLU:

Make a donation, if you can.

rmgraha on February 24, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Hmm, I’m not sure what happened to the link:

http://www.stoptheaclu.com

rmgraha on February 24, 2007 at 4:22 PM

rmgraha–you have to highlight some text for the link feature to work. Otherwise you embed the link into empty space.

see-dubya on February 24, 2007 at 5:39 PM

We need to stop treating this sort of stuff like ordinary crimes. Pedophiles cannot be counted on to change. He should never ever be released; so long as he lives, he is a threat to children. Unfortunately, he’ll probably do some jail time, eventually get released, and then end up being caught offending again.

I hope that the investigation rescues those children and gets to the producers of those videos. Since they’re probably in corrupt lawless countries whose legal system can’t be relied upon, I hope that they’re just executed or assassinated.

I’m glad to hear that there is such an international investigation happening at all. Frankly, I’m surprised. Usually, the world doesn’t seem to care much about the exploitation of children in third world hellholes.

sandberg on February 24, 2007 at 5:46 PM

Like O’Reilly said, I feel sorry for the investigators who had to look at those videos. Some things you can’t unsee.

sandberg on February 24, 2007 at 5:50 PM

If ever there was a candidate for the Large Caliber Bullet to the Head School of Justice, it’s pedophile b*st*rds like this guy. If tried and found guilty, they should just be put down hard like the vermin they are.

New ACLU motto: “You don’t have to be a pedophile to work here, but it helps!”

ReubenJCogburn on February 24, 2007 at 6:08 PM

Innocent until proven guilty? Really? You are guilty of doing something as soon as you do it. If you steal a pack of gum from the store you are guilty of theft as soon as you walk out of the store. If you cheat on your wife as Bill Clinton did you are guilty of adultery.

The government can not punish you for a crime until they prove you are guilty. If they can not prove you guilty they do not find you innocent, merely not-guilty. If one has done something one is guilty of doing it. The courts have no time machine where the can go back and change history.

Someone is guilty when they commit the deed.

This guy was found with forbidden images. He is guilty of having forbidden images. Now if the government can prove they found him with forbidden images, they can punish him for having forbidden images. The only way for him to be innocent of having forbidden images, is to turn back time and have him not show the cops his forbidden images because this time he had no forbidden images (because he went further back in time and did not collect the forbidden images).

Mark was here on February 24, 2007 at 6:54 PM

Been watching a little news this evening……. I must be missing something, but has this story already been swept under the rug?

Wasn’t Mark Foley covered hour by hour, for a month?

Anyone else, not see it?

PinkyBigglesworth on February 24, 2007 at 8:06 PM

Rust-Tierney admitted to investigators that he had downloaded videos and images from child pornography websites onto CD-ROMs, according to the complaint.

He admits he has violated federal law, there is no “allegedly ” involved. There is NO excuse for the possession of child pornography. I don’t care how may books he may say hes is writing and how much “research” he may claim he is performing, it is a federal offense to poses child pornography.

Federal and state laws make it a crime to produce, possess, distribute, or sell pornographic materials that exploit or portray a minor. Increasingly, child pornography laws are being utilized to punish use of computer technology and the Internet to obtain, share, and distribute pornographic material involving children, including images and films.
http://criminal.findlaw.com/crimes/a-z/child_pornography.html

I wonder if the ACLU will provide a lawyer for him?

RedinBlueCounty on February 25, 2007 at 11:27 AM