San Francisco Activist Likely To Receive City Pension Despite Felony Child Porn Conviction

Christine Rousselle

2/3/2014 4:35:00 PM - Christine Rousselle

Larry Brinkin, a former government employee in San Francisco, is likely going to keep his pension despite the fact that he was convicted of felony child pornography charges and will serve a jail sentence. Under San Francisco law, a person can only be denied a pension if a crime of "moral turpitude" is committed and child pornography does not fall under the city's description of "moral turpitude."

Here's the legal definition of moral turpitude.

moral turpitude n. gross violation of standards of moral conduct,vileness, such that an act involving moral turpitude was intentionally evil, making the act a crime.

Brinkin was arrested after he was found to be in possession of images of very young children engaged in sex acts with adults. The emails were reported to authorities by America Online.

Police say that Brinkin had pornographic images, some that appear to show children as young as 1 and 2 or 3 years old being sodomized and performing oral sex on adult men, in e-mail attachments linked to his account, according to a search warrant served by San Francisco police.

A series of racist comments accompanied some of the images in the emails.

Brinkin was a noted gay rights crusader in San Francisco, and served on the city's Human Rights Commission for over 20 years. A "Larry Brinkin Week" was celebrated following his retirement in 2010.

It goes without saying that the city should not be on the hook to pay the pension for this pervert.