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    Should The Who (and Pete Townsend) be allowed to perform at the Super Bowl

    Wasn't sure where this story belonged, here or in the Parking Lot - mods please move if appropriate.

    In a nutshell:

    Some group is trying to not only ban The Who from their Super Bowl performance but to not allow Pete Townsend into the country at all. It stems back to an investigation a few years back with Townsend and online child porn.

    Now, I haven't done enough research to form my own opinion yet - however, Townsend was never charged and everything was dropped. For what that is worth.

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    Ban the WHO's Pete Townshend from the Super Bowl?

    > Posted by Barbara Hijek on December 28, 2009 11:25 AM
    What???

    No Pete at the Super Bowl on Feb. 7?

    The Who is supposed to headline, but Pete Townshend, one of the rowdy rockers, has caused a problem.

    In 2003, he was arrested in London on charges of suspicion of possessing child pornography.
    At the time he issued a statement saying he'd paid to enter an Internet site advertising child pornography "purely to see what was there" as research to fight the crime. He was cleared of possessing pornographic images of children but still was placed on a national register of sex offenders in England.


    http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news...townshend.html


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    He's a crime fighter in his spare time?



    Sounds like a self serving statement

    Sounds to me like some sort of plea agreement was made..............


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    I remember when this happened. I always felt like it was a poor excuse for having child porn on your computer.

    I'm not sure how I feel about The Who performing at the Super Bowl.

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    DA**IT!!!!! I love the Who. But in my mind I just can't get past those charges.

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    If I remember correctly, at the time of the occurrence he also stated that he was writing a book which included admission of the abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of someone he knew (maybe a relative).

    He very well could have been doing some sort of research so he could write something logical about the progression of child abuse from his time to modern times. We don't know.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Although best known for his musical compositions and musicianship, Pete Townshend has been extensively involved in the literary world for more than three decades, writing newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and scripts.
    What we do know is that he hasn't done anything since. And given that and his extensive charity work (including Amnesty International), I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt this time and chalk it up to a very, extremely dumb idea for book research.

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    Townshend has been an active champion of children’s charities. The debut of Pete Townshend’s stage version of Tommy took place at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse in July 1992. The show was earmarked as a benefit for the London-based Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation, an organization which helps children with autism and mental retardation.
    Townshend performed at a 1995 benefit organized by Paul Simon at Madison Square Garden's Paramount Theatre, for The Children’s Health Fund. The following year, Townshend performed at a benefit for the Bridge School Benefit, a California facility for children with severe speech and physical impairments with concerts organized by Neil Young each year. In 1997, Townshend established a relationship with Maryville Academy, a Chicago area children’s charity. Between 1997 and 2002, Townshend played five benefit shows for Maryville Academy, raising at least $1,600,000. His 1998 album A Benefit for Maryville Academy was made to support their activities and proceeds from the sales of his release were donated to them.
    As a member of The Who, Pete Townshend has also performed a series of concerts, beginning in 2000, benefitting the Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK, raising several million pounds. In 2005, Townshend performed at New York’s Gotham Hall for Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope, an annual children's charity fundraiser, and donated a smashed guitar to the the Pediatric Epilepsy Project.[24]

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    He clicked on the site to see what was there? Huh? Maybe he was doing research for his book. I really don't know what to think - whatever his excuse. Well...I just hope we don't get fooled again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Road View Post
    He clicked on the site to see what was there? Huh? Maybe he was doing research for his book. I really don't know what to think - whatever his excuse. Well...I just hope we don't get fooled again....
    LOL Gypsy...good one! Let settle it and invite U2 to play

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    Interesting that this should come up so recently. Myself and quite a few fellow WS members just today were checking out a questionable website to see it should be reported.

    I'd be pretty annoyed and insulted if someone was accusing/charging me with child pornography related crimes when I really do have a perfectly good reason for checking out this site. Not to mention the fact that it makes me personally ill and would be horrified if people thought I would look at it for my own enjoyment.

    I guess I'm not sure what to think about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arielilane View Post
    lol gypsy...good one! Let settle it and invite u2 to play
    yay!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAG1959 View Post
    Wasn't sure where this story belonged, here or in the Parking Lot - mods please move if appropriate.

    In a nutshell:

    Some group is trying to not only ban The Who from their Super Bowl performance but to not allow Pete Townsend into the country at all. It stems back to an investigation a few years back with Townsend and online child porn.

    Now, I haven't done enough research to form my own opinion yet - however, Townsend was never charged and everything was dropped. For what that is worth.

    Here's the article:

    Ban the WHO's Pete Townshend from the Super Bowl?

    > Posted by Barbara Hijek on December 28, 2009 11:25 AM
    What???

    No Pete at the Super Bowl on Feb. 7?

    The Who is supposed to headline, but Pete Townshend, one of the rowdy rockers, has caused a problem.

    In 2003, he was arrested in London on charges of suspicion of possessing child pornography.
    At the time he issued a statement saying he'd paid to enter an Internet site advertising child pornography "purely to see what was there" as research to fight the crime. He was cleared of possessing pornographic images of children but still was placed on a national register of sex offenders in England.


    http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news...townshend.html



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    To be honest i dont get that at all. I am English and i dont understand if he was found to be not guilty of anything why he was placed on the Sex Offenders List. That generally happens after a conviction and to be put on there...would indicate they thought he had done something to deserve to be on there.


    By the way because someone does a lot of charity work it doesnt mean they cant be involved in anything dodgy. Ie look at Gary Glitter ( if you guys know who he is).

    Also even IF you are writing a book like there..there is really no need to join that site and look at little kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laece View Post
    Interesting that this should come up so recently. Myself and quite a few fellow WS members just today were checking out a questionable website to see it should be reported.

    I'd be pretty annoyed and insulted if someone was accusing/charging me with child pornography related crimes when I really do have a perfectly good reason for checking out this site. Not to mention the fact that it makes me personally ill and would be horrified if people thought I would look at it for my own enjoyment.

    I guess I'm not sure what to think about this.
    Why were you guys doing this and not just reporting it to Innocent Images at the FBI? What if all of your IP's have been captured because LE is looking at it already???
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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Why were you guys doing this and not just reporting it to Innocent Images at the FBI? What if all of your IP's have been captured because LE is looking at it already???
    We weren't really sure whether it should be reported, where it would be reported, if it was fake/fantasy site, etc. And if LE is already looking at it, they can clearly see some of the IPs match those that are doing the reporting. Or they can be directed to our conversations on this site about that thread, which also included our discussions regarding WHY we were checking out/reporting the site, and also involved moderators directing us as to what we should do. Shouldn't be that difficult. We aren't all a bunch of perverts, we were trying to do the right thing. I'm sure this has happened to other people, too. Hence the nature of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laece View Post
    We aren't all a bunch of perverts, we were trying to do the right thing. I'm sure this has happened to other people, too. Hence the nature of this thread.
    However Townsend paid to join the site where these images were at. He didnt just happen to stumble on a picture. He actually became of a member of a porn site despicting pictures of kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Road View Post
    He clicked on the site to see what was there? Huh? Maybe he was doing research for his book. I really don't know what to think - whatever his excuse. Well...I just hope we don't get fooled again....
    It wasnt a case of just clicking on the site. He actually joined to become a member and paid to do so..
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