Police arrest man for child pornography after tipoff from burglars

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Police arrest man for child pornography after tipoff from burglars - CNN.com
Police arrest man for child pornography after tipoff from burglars

Odd, !!!

[QUOTEA central California man has been arrested for possession of child pornography, thanks to a tip from burglars who robbed the man's property, authorities said.][/QUOTE]

The teenaged burglars stole CDs from this pervert and when they viewed the CDs they found child porn on them. They reported the pervert to the police and
A search warrant was served and three more computers and three laptops were taken from Stockard's home, along with several external hard drives. Police said there were thousands of pictures and movies on the CDs -- more than 30 of the 50 discs had child pornography on them
"The two burglar suspects who reported Stockard have not been arrested"

So should the burglars be given a reward for turning the pervert in ?
 
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That works for me !!
I'd give them a complete pass on the burglary charge. They could have just kept their mouths shut. They could have kept the CD and extorted money out of Stockard for their silence. They did the right thing, even if it put them as risk.
Free get out of jail card for them!
 
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johnflesh

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Their crime and the porn crime should not be related. They should stand for home invasion, which if the homeowner is home, could end up getting them shot. They didn't break into the house with the task of exposing the porn. There should be no get out of jail free card that a criminal can find inside of a home.
 

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Consider that by reporting this matter to the police, they made their names known. This will make them potential suspects for future burglary cases, and if they're smart, they'll steer clear of such activities permanently.
 
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Their crime and the porn crime should not be related. They should stand for home invasion, which if the homeowner is home, could end up getting them shot. They didn't break into the house with the task of exposing the porn. There should be no get out of jail free card that a criminal can find inside of a home.
If you'd read the article you would have seen they broke into the pervert's barn, not his home. Second, burglary and home invasion are two different crimes.

Home invasion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Home invasion differs from burglary in having a violent intent, specific or general, much the same way as aggravated robbery—personally taking from someone by force—is differentiated from mere larceny (theft alone). As the term becomes more frequently used, particularly by the media, "home invasion" is evolving to identify a particular class of crime that involves multiple perpetrators (two or more); forced entry into a home; occupants who are home at the time of the invasion; use of weapons and physical intimidation; property theft; and victims who are unknown to the perpetrators
 
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jackalope

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Their crime and the porn crime should not be related. They should stand for home invasion, which if the homeowner is home, could end up getting them shot. They didn't break into the house with the task of exposing the porn. There should be no get out of jail free card that a criminal can find inside of a home.

Oddly enough, had they actually broken in with the notion of exposing child porn, I believe the evidence would be inadmissable. Need a lawyer type to weigh in on that for sure, but I think if that's what their aim was, they could be seen as being agents of the police, and in violation of the 4th amendment then.