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Quincy Lawmaker Moves To Shame Library Porn Viewing

A Quincy city councilor thinks he's come up with a way to stop people looking at pornography on computers in the public library — name them and shame them.

Councilor Daniel Raymondi has forwarded a resolution to Mayor Thomas Koch calling for the mayor to forward to the council a list of people who have viewed pornographic material on library computers within the past year and make them public. The council unanimously approved the resolution June 21.

Library director Ann McLaughlin tells The Patriot Ledger that using library computers to access porn is against policy, and violators are given two warnings before they are banned. She says she's not sure publicly naming violators would work.

A spokesman for the mayor says the city's legal department is reviewing Raymondi's request.

This program aired on June 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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