reason.com - 7 days ago
What Does Child Porn Smell Like? DHS Is Training Dogs To Sniff it Out
To paraphrase the astronomer Arthur Eddington, not only is law enforcement more insane than we imagine, it's more insane than we can imagine.
Indeed, when the feds aren't wasting time unsuccessfully failing to decipher the lyrics to "Louie, Louie," they are training dogs to sniff out...child pornography. No kidding: "Today we're announcing a new weapon in the war against child victimization, child exploitation," [Delaware County (Pennsylvania) District Attorney Jack] Whelan said. "And the name of that weapon, the name of that special tool, is Charlie." ... Marlon V. Miller, a special agent in charge of Homeland Security in Philadelphia, said Charlie has "game-changing abilities." "As technology advances, devices become smaller and smaller, and criminals are better able to hide the elements of their crime," Miller said. That's where Charlie comes in. During her training, the K-9 located a micro-SD card — roughly the size of a fingernail — under a carpet.
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