Mom says man was watching porn on computer in public library

- A mother sees somebody watching porn on a computer in a public library. When she complained, the library's response shocked her.
          
Now she's taking matters into her own hands.

I’m doing something about it, I’m not sitting quiet.” said Natalie Zangan, a mom on a mission.
 
 “I was angry, I was very hurt, I was angry, I was frustrated.”
 
This mother of four says an innocent trip to the library exposed a dark side.  Zangan says she took her kids here last Wednesday when she says she witnessed a man watching pornography on a computer screen adjacent to the children’s section.  Zangan alerted the librarian and was met with this response.

“She says, I’m sorry there is absolutely nothing I can do and I said... but listen he’s sitting right next to where the kids are walking back and forth.” said Zangan.
 
It wasn’t until later, Natalie realized her 7-year-old daughter also saw the porn leaving the little girl confused and traumatized.
 
“And she says but I don’t understand you always say private parts needs to be kept private, why was she showing it to everyone and why were they videotaping it? It was  very devastating.”Said Zangan.
 
Outraged, Natalie posted what happened to a local moms group on social media and reached out to lawmakers. She discovered that in 2011 the LA City Council ruled that blocking porn on public library computers would be a violation of first amendment rights.  the Orthodox Jewish Mom and her Rabbi Husband were stunned.
 
“It would make me very happy to stop these things in the public setting, whatever you want to do in your home... that’s your right.”  said Rabbi Bijan Zangan.
 
We reached out library officials and were told  that computers screens are fitted with privacy screens and computers in the children’s area have controlled access.  
 
Porn in libraries is nothing new. last fall, LA City Council Member David Ryu caught wind of the controversy and introduced a motion to block access to lewd content on library computers. That motion still being considered.

Meanwhile, Natalie and her husband say they will continue their fight to protect kids and warn parents.
 
“A lot of parents find the library as a safe place to drop of their 10 year old, 9 year old, 11 year old to do some work and come back but they don’t know. Parents just don’t know how legal this is. “ said Zangan.
 
The motion by David Ryu is being considered by a committee but has not yet been scheduled for a city council vote.
 
Meanwhile, Natalie has also started a petition on change.org and is speaking with State Senator Henry Stern who is looking into the issue.

 

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