Convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky, lured young black boys into his basement and molested them. His wife, Dottie Sandusky, claims she did not hear their cries of pain and terror. Both Sanduskys had worked for years to build up the Second Mile Foundation, a so-called safe haven for poor black children from urban backgrounds. Maybe Sandusky's victims were chosen solely on account of opportunity. But, then again, maybe not.
The suspicion that race might play a role in a pedophile's choice of victim roared back into my consciousness when I learned that sixty-six year old San Francisco gay activist, Larry Brinkin had been arrested for the possession of child porn. This was no issue of clinging to photos of a favored nephew toddler sitting on the potty or being lifted out of the bathtub. It was. . . well. Let me just cite one of the emails found in Brinkin's possession:
“I loved especially the nigger 2 year old getting nailed. Hope you’ll continue so I can see what the little blond bitch is going to get. White Power! White Supremacy! White Dick Rules!”
Whether or not the man is convicted, the fact remains that someone was molesting young children, and had come up with shockingly racist and fetishistic captions for the black ones. I decided then that it was time for me to look into this matter, regardless of where it might lead and whose political sensibilities it might rattle.And this is what I found.