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Feb. 14, 1980- Many of the “big players” in Porn get raided

February 6, 2006

Over 400 FBI agents did a mass raid of adult theaters, stores, offices and warehouses around the country. Many of the big names from the business ere arrested. Charges included Racketeering and Federal Obscenity. In total 58 people were arrested. Two of which included the Peraino brothers.

 

This was an important moment in the Porn Industry because it showed the government taking a stand against them. The FBI were trying to send a message to the rest of the players and used these 58 as examples. This was the first of many raids that would come in the future. As you can see from reading through some of the other posts contributing to the timeline, many of the important milestones in the Porn World are related to court cases and legal matters. As we all know, pornography is always being debated by different organizations and by politicians. Most refuse to make a stand either way, of course, because they dont want to anger either side and lose votes. Getting back to topic, every time there is a big legal push in either direction, it has a huge effect on pornography as a whole because it establishes new precidents.

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