Amidst the shockwaves that hit the political community last night over the revelation that Assemblyman Neil Cohen (D-Union) is under investigation for possession of child pornography, four legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle have requested that the Office of Legislative Services begin installing the “most aggressive” possible internet filtering software on all of the legislature’s computers.
A joint statement by Senate President Dick Codey, Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. and Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce said that this morning they directed the Office of Legislative Services to “immediately pursue installing the most aggressive Internet filtering software available on all computers in the Legislature.”
Office of Legislative Services Executive Director Albert Porroni earlier today said that access to pornographic Web sites is not currently blocked on legislative computers and pledged to address the issue.
“We recognize that individuals intent on breaking the law and abusing public resources will still seek ways to do so,” continued the Codey/Roberts, Kean/deCroce statement. “But this action is aimed at doing everything we can to prevent something of this nature from happening in the future.”