NEW YORK - Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Ferris Pirro of White Plains examined local law enforcement in the digital age, focusing on Internet pedophilia and other hi-tech crimes, during a Tuesday, January 21, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) program at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.
For better or for worse, the Internet is here to stay. Although most everyone would agree it is for the better, there is no denying the fact that there are some dangerous aspects to the Internet. Children, especially, are at risk, as evidenced by story after story reported by the media. This makes this program, the opening session of the state bar’s General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section’s annual meeting, timely.
“We appreciate, of course, the wonders of the Internet, but there are two sides to every coin,” said section chair Dwayne Weissman of Commack. “As parents, there is the concern about what our children are getting involved in over the Internet. It’s a very timely topic and it has all kinds of legal issues involved, [such] as First Amendment issues, and balancing our freedoms while protecting our children.”
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