Friday, November 30, 2012

Judge Admits to Watching Porn on the Job

 
Amazing and crazy story. Probably is not unusual: a Judge getting-off to Internet porn at work. Although I think we should demand moral excellence from our civil servants, his honestly is commendable. His admission also proves (again) the pervasive power of porn as it transgresses all social, education, and economic barriers. Except, I do not believe him when he stated: “It [porn addiction] had absolutely no effect on the hundreds of decisions I made as a judge.” This is an impossibility, speaking from my own experience, and the hundreds of other people that I have known who were either porn performers or users, since porn enters every facet of your being: your moral judgments, arousal preferences, desires; leading towards on acceptance of deviance and destructive sub-cultures. I think the only difference between this man and thousands of others, is that he got caught.

A Will County (Joliet, Illinois) judge who secretly viewed hard-core pornography on his courthouse computer fought back tears yesterday as he confessed he’d been addicted to porn since he was a little boy.
Joseph C. Polito, 69, was battling for his judicial career at a hearing before the Illinois Courts Commission — seven months after the Chicago Sun-Times prompted an official investigation by revealing his workplace porn habit.
Polito said he started looking at porn when he was “age 8 or 9. He added, “I used pornography as a crutch to deal with my feelings of inadequacy…For 60 years this was an inner conflict — I was ashamed, I didn’t feel good about it and tried to stop.”
Polito, of Joliet, was charged in July by the Judicial Inquiry Board with two counts of violating the judicial code after an article revealed he regularly looked at pornographic websites in 2010 and 2011.
The courts commission, which will issue a written ruling at a later date, could discipline him with anything from a reprimand to termination.
John Gallo, representing the inquiry board, praised Polito for being “honest to his own detriment” in admitting his addiction and that he knew what he was doing was wrong but noted that other state workers have been dismissed for using porn in the workplace.
Polito’s attorney, William J. Martin, suggested that Polito’s public embarrassment should be punishment enough.
 
 
 
 


 

1 comment:

  1. A lot of people have been caught doing the same since this was posted. The Gawker has been reporting on this trend with glee.

    Everything we take in through our senses influences how we think and feel and how we act. This judge is confused and needs our prayers. He needs a true relationship with Jesus. T. W.

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