19 Aug 2011
Ernest Istook, the author of the Children's Internet Protection Act [CIPA], has described me as a "trusted source" on the issue of how the American Library Association misleads communities about public library law. In response, ALA advises reporters that, in short, I'm the devil himself, according to what reporters have told me after finding what I've said to be 100% accurate.
ALA tacitly admits I'm a "trusted source" as well as it feels the need to censor itself if I attend its trainings. It blocked me from at least one it controlled, but where it cannot block me, its de facto leader says the following in this November 2013 email, emphasis in original:
First off is whether you have any way to limit attendance to RAILS members. IF Dan Kleinman or some of our detractors attend, we will need to change our content. We've dealt with this before, so if it is an open webinar, we just need to know that.ALA is even involved in TWO lawsuits seeking to silence me! One is a SLAPP suit and the other is designed to prevent me from speaking electronically to libraries nationwide! This case may literally set precedent nationwide for the right to speak electronically to public bodies! Read them here.
The Illinois Attorney General has launched investigations into one public library repeatedly blocking me from speaking despite the law:
- "Illinois Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Public Library Censoring Me In Violation of Law," by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries, 10 June 2014.
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Megan Fox said (here), "Kleinman (who is arguably the best legal expert on porn in libraries in the country as acknowledged by CIPA author Ernest Istook who called him a 'trusted source') could refute the ALA's particular brand of noxious lies. .... There is no one more well-versed in the ALA's tactics, lies, intimidation techniques, and actual court cases involving pornography in libraries than Kleinman...." A letter I wrote to the Illinois Attorney General about the illegality and the possible criminality of the library board that met on a holiday to pass a pro child porn policy and a policy directed at silencing me personally has resulting in the launching of an investigation: see "Library Accused of Violating Open Meetings Act," by Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune, 14 March 2014.
I was the reason the Iowa state legislature sought to pass a state CIPA law after I led reporters to investigate then reveal a child molested in a Des Moines library bathroom was due to a regular porn viewer using computers left unfiltered as a result of following ALA misinformation.
My work with regard to the Colorado Children's Internet Protection Act resulted in one school being required to comply with the law regarding school iPads where the school had refused to filters the iPads in accordance with the law.
I helped a mom protect her right to breastfeed in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
The Spokane County Library District added Internet filters, a result, in part, of my assistance.
My work has been cited in Nintendo US Patents 8353773, 8500558, and 8696464 for gaming systems regarding dangers children face in cyberspace. Coincidentally, I am a patent attorney.
I have exposed to the Federal Communications Commission massive fraud in public libraries nationwide that steal from the "Universal Service Fund" that appears on everyone's telephone bills.
I provided a significant portion of the underlying research that led to the American Library Association being labeled as one of the nation's leading porn facilitators in April 2013 and again in March 2014. National attention was so viral, so widespread, that ALA was forced to respond quickly, and in doing so, it merely doubled down on its facilitation of porn including child porn, which it implicitly terms "constitutionally protected materials" or "information." ALA ignores US v. ALA, 539 US 194 (2003), a case it lost while trying to block library filtering: "public libraries' use of Internet filtering software does not violate their patrons' First Amendment rights;" "public libraries have traditionally excluded pornographic material." ALA and similar groups now work to induce communities to include such material.
I have recorded an ALA award winning author essentially admitting ALA fakes its annual top 10 list of challenged books. ALA's faking the supposed "banning" of books dealing with homosexuality, and greatly exaggerating the extent of such "banning," harms the LGBT community by normalizing harassment that ALA fakes to use the LGBT community to spread the ALA false message. Did you know "And Tango Makes Three" was at the top of ALA's annual list until I exposed ALA's fraud and the book disappeared for two years? So ALA harmed the LGBT community for five years running and I stopped the abuse by exposing the truth.
I brought to national attention that ALA was anonymously promoting "net neutrality" on Wikipedia despite ethical and federal tax codes, and ALA reacted by having me blocked from Wikipedia.
Associated Press uses law enforcement experts found while searching my site, likely since the ALA/American Libraries and the independent Library Journal do not report on what they do not want people to hear.
My work is cited and discussed in hundreds of places and studied in dozens of library schools, including international ones.
I am regularly maligned for exposing the truth about those using the library profession to force their worldview on others, such as how the ALA/NJLA intentionally defies the law to mislead library trustees into thinking porn must be allowed in public libraries or how the ALA actively works to censor and blacklist organizations it opposes such as Common Sense Media that had the gall to provide parents and educators with a general description of the potential for sexual inappropriateness in various school books.
The ALA awarded $1,000 to an author who grouped me with the popular Annoyed Librarian of Library Journal and the Conservative Librarian David Durant who is serving in Iraq with the US Army, calling us "spectral dinosaurs of ignorance and intolerance." See: "Jeanette Smith Receives the 2013 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship," by Cheryl M. Malden, American Library Association, 22 April 2013. I am happy to be in that group and happy to be ridiculed by the ALA for attempting to advise communities about how ALA's pro porn policies harm communities. For an organization that supposedly supports free speech, it cannot abide anyone who exposes its harmful policies; this is another example. It literally gave an award to someone who maligned me, the Annoyed Librarian, and an active soldier in the US Army who all opposed ALA porn-promotion policy, claiming that promoted librarianship.
Acting as a library watchdog since about 1999, I am available for information, as a speaker, as balance for media reports on library issues, or as an expert who will uncover issues others do not have the experience nor the guts to expose. The Brooklyn District Attorney has referred victims my way for assistance and I work closely with other law enforcement. Did you know there's no First Amendment right to porn in public libraries and cities have the right and duty to stop libraries from acting outside the law without piercing any veil of autonomy?
I am also a journalist.
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Current Member (2014-2015): Freedom to Read Foundation
Past Member: American Library Association
Media Interview Talking Points: Library Law Allows Porn Exclusion and Allows Governments to Ensure Same
Library leaders fear debating me: "Porn in Public Libraries," by Walter Kane, Kane In Your Corner, News 12 New Jersey, 5-6 November 2011.
Most significantly, the author of the Children's Internet Protection Act says exactly what I have been saying:
- CIPA Author Exposes ALA Deception; Ernest Istook Who Authored Children's Internet Protection Act Calls Out American Library Association for Using Legal Tactics to Claim First Amendment Protection for Public Library Pornography Viewing, Causing Librarians to Be Indifferent and Leave Children Unprotected
I help people and governments across the nation and internationally. For example, here's how to make libraries safer:
I also assist in writing legislation and, using my background as an attorney, may assist with litigation and/or expert evaluation/testimony. I am even a volunteer librarian, though I have no training from an ALA-accredited library school. But I really love my volunteer work and I'm gaining even more of an appreciation for professional librarians, and especially patrons.
ALA Acknowledges SafeLibraries
Some evidence of ALA recognition of my success in informing communities includes:
- An American Library Association [ALA] speaker acknowledges "our profession is subject to change by ... Safe ... Libraries ... [who] seek[s] to educate people and politicians about who controls public libraries and that citizens should, not the ALA."
- The ALA falsely labels me as "pro-censorship" atop its leading propaganda site, Banned Books Week (this is the site having one of the instances of ALA plagiarism, by the way):
|SafeLibraries in ALA's Banned Books Week web site in the past.|
- The ALA lists me in its "Intellectual Freedom Manual" as "acting to restrict information in libraries," which I do not. It is the ALA that acts to restrict local control over local libraries using well-honed propaganda tracing its roots back to an Illinois state ACLU leader joining the ALA and creating the "Office for Intellectual Freedom" that changed how librarians approached children. No longer would librarians protect children from inappropriate material; now it's just the opposite. In working to expose these facts, I have apparently become the ALA's leading opponent, and this is just more evidence, especially given the other groups listed are quiescent:
|SafeLibraries in ALA's Intellectual Freedom Manual.|
In June 2007, Dan earned a Certificate of Completion in "Presenting Internet Safety Programs to Teenagers" by the Morris County Fire Fighters and Police Training Academy. As a result, Dan's guidance for parents can be found at LMIRL. Curious what LMIRL means? If you don't know, your children may be in danger.
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Presenting Internet Safety Programs to Teenagers
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Members of the Media
Members of the media seeking another point of view on school book challenges or library crimes and coverups are welcome to contact me at any time. Unlike the ALA, I provide accurate information, including a list of reliable sources where anyone can determine the truth of the matter for themselves. Hint: US v. ALA and Bd of Educ. v. Pico.
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