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Jets LB Jermaine Cunningham Arrested For Revenge Porn

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Daily Dot - In what’s believed to be the highest-profile case of “revenge porn” to date, New York Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham has been charged with sharing sexual images without the subject’s consent. The Union County, N.J. prosecutor’s office has charged Cunningham with third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree invasion of privacy—the state’s standard revenge porn law. “It would be accurate to describe the relationship between the defendant and victim as a dating relationship,” Mark Spivey, a representative for the prosecutor’s office, told the Daily Dot. The charge stems from alleged “dissemination of images of a sexual nature to another person” without that person’s consent, Spivey added. In an incident report and summary, the prosecutor’s office said the charges stem from a police visit to Cunningham’s home on Dec. 29. He consented to a search, and police found a handgun in his car. He’s also been charged with fourth-degree unlawful weapons transport. Revenge porn—also known as “non-consensual porn”—has become increasingly criminalized in recent years. At least sixteen states now have laws specifically criminalizing sharing sexualized images without consent, though their penalties and wordings vary.  In New Jersey, where Cunningham was arrested, the law against distributing sexualized images without their subject’s consent is one of the oldest and harshest on the books. People found guilty of third-degree invasion of privacy in New Jersey face between three to five years in prison, Carrie Goldberg, a New York-based lawyer who specialized in revenge porn cases, told the Daily Dot. However, she said, they often plea-bargain and receive reduced sentences. “It looks like a standard situation where somebody consensually had the pictures and then distributed them in some fashion without the subject’s consent. That’s the basic definition of revenge porn,” she said.

Alright well first of all I think the guns and weapons charges are a little more important than the revenge porn. But I guess gun charges in the NFL are old hat at this point so that headline aint gonna get the job done.

But this is the first case of revenge porn I’ve ever really heard of. New Jersey is one of only 16 states that even have laws about it. You know why? because the other 34 states realize its fucking ridiculous. The moment you take naked pictures of your self or let someone film you sucking dick or having sex you sign away all your privacy. Those pictures or that footage belongs to the streets. Its in God’s hands and by God’s hands I mean your ex-boyfriend’s hands and there is a 500% chance that guy is showing all his buddies. Otherwise there’s no point in taking those pictures or making that sex tape in the first place. The whole reason we do it is to show it to our friends. You can’t consent to me looking at it but not my friends looking at it. Its essentially an unspoken contract that states as soon as that picture is snapped it goes to the Cloud and its fair game for anyone to see. Fappening hackers or showing your friends at the bar, whatever. Its just part of the binding social contract that comes with sexting.

And lets relax with the “revenge porn” label. Unless you’re like sending it to someone’s boss intentionally trying to get them fired, there’s nothing vengeful about it. Just about a bunch of your buddies who wanna see your girlfriends tits. If that gets your 3 to 5 then I’m leaving America.