CLINTON ADDRESSES INTERNET SAFETY (Calls for $25M to fund task forces)

Two weeks after a Massachusetts girl was allegedly kidnapped and tortured by a Long Island couple, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed providing $25 million in federal funding that would help states set up task forces that target cyber-pedophiles or expand existing ones.  New York has had an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in place for two years, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office works with state police, the state Department of Criminal Justice Services and local law enforcement agencies to identify suspects and educate the public about Internet Safety.

(New York)