Arizona cop loses job over porn

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    Arizona cop loses job over porn | U.S. | Reuters

    Arizona cop loses job over porn
    Thu Sep 6, 2007 2:46PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Arizona police department had the right to fire a police officer who made and sold "vulgar and indecent" sex videos in which he performs with his wife, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Wednesday that Ronald Dible had engaged in "sleazy activities" and ruled that a lower court had properly dismissed Dible's claims that the Chandler, Arizona, police department infringed his First Amendment rights to free speech by firing him.

    Dible lost his job in 2002 after the Chandler police department learned he was running a sexually explicit Web site featuring him and wife, Megan, which they operated to make money.

    "We have not yet abandoned our social codes to the point that a city can be sanctioned for violating a police officer's First Amendment rights when he causes disrespect of the police department and its members by performing in and purveying pictures of his and his wife's sexually explicit activities over the Internet," Judge Ferdinand Fernandez wrote for a three-judge panel.

    "Ronald Dible may have the constitutional right to run his sex-oriented business but he has no constitutional right to be a policeman for the city at the same time.

    "The law and their own safety demands that they be given a degree of respect, and the sleazy activities of Ronald and Megan Dible could not help but undermine that respect.

    "His activities were simply vulgar and indecent."
     
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    Wow, that's disgusting, he actually had sex with his wife? I think he got off easy.
     
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    if he was not having sex on duty and it was with his wife whats the big deal
    freedom is whats thats all about and they made money
    you go guy.
     
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    I wonder if the Supremes will take this up? It's an interesting question.
     
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    That's Arizona for you.
     
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    Wow, he has sex with his wife, decides to cash in it with an adult type website ( on his free time, off duty) and he loses his job? WTF???
     
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    And to think, this stuff will get even worsse is 2257 is enforced fully.
     
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    it's called "conduct unbecoming a police officer"...of course...fucking your own wife on camera (or anywhere else) is a no no to the old guard...I have to tell you....it is sad...and frankly how'd they find out....someone has a porn habit...isn't THAT conduct unbecoming?..
     
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    And this is exactly why I don't put my picture up. I work in emergency personnel and had to sign an oath of standards, and could potentially lose my job for being associated with anything that is considered to be in the area of porn/sex. And there is really no way to fight it. The way they handle the investigations do not give much opportunity to fight it, and most state boards will not even meet with you before handing down their decision.

    I have friends who have been screwed this way.
     
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