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“Leadership” Czar Busted On Child Porn Charges

FORMER CLEMSON SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR ARRESTED || By FITSNEWS ||  Who is Larry Gene Peppers?  To him tell it, he’s the guy who – in his role as longtime “leadership czar” – deserves credit for all the “economic development” that’s taken place in Greenville, S.C. over the last forty years. “We’ve had…

FORMER CLEMSON SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR ARRESTED

|| By FITSNEWS ||  Who is Larry Gene Peppers?  To him tell it, he’s the guy who – in his role as longtime “leadership czar” – deserves credit for all the “economic development” that’s taken place in Greenville, S.C. over the last forty years.

“We’ve had so much development in the Upstate,” the former Clemson sociology professor recently told the Upstate Business Journal, a loyal mouthpiece to the local chamber of commerce. “The leadership program here has guided the development of these counties.”

Really?  We agree downtown Greenville is very nice … but there are some very, very bad spots.  And once you get a few miles outside the city, third world conditions take over.

Anyway, Peppers runs what’s called “simulated society” exercises, in which “leadership” participants are groomed for their careers as future crony capitalists.  In fact he’s been doing it so long the Associated Press – another loyal mouthpiece for government-funded economic development – ran a big story on him back in 1987.

According to that article, Peppers’ program was “developed in the turbulent sixties to help people understand the cause of social friction.”

Great …

He ran seminars all over the state, including the capital city of Columbia, S.C. – which is where he was indicted this week by state attorney general Alan Wilson‘s office.  Specifically, Peppers has been charged with six counts of sexually exploiting minors – including the “sending (of) child pornography via file sharing.”

“A search warrant was obtained and executed at Peppers’ residence on October 23, 2014,” a news release from the attorney general’s office noted.  “Laptop computers and other electronic equipment were seized for forensic examination.”

Peppers was arrested on Thursday (February 12, 2015) after an investigation by Wilson’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force – which FITS has previously written about HERE.  His bond was set at $60,000.

If convicted, Peppers faces up to sixty years in prison.

As press releases from Wilson’s office always note, defendants are “presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.”  But sources close to this case tell FITS it is “open and shut.”

Sad …

Though it may seem otherwise, we don’t rejoice in the downfall of people like Peppers … in fact we sincerely hope he gets the help he needs.  But as long as there is an establishment culture in South Carolina which robs one group of taxpayers to subsidize another, we will continue to expose it – and alert the public to the truth regarding its participants, who are always praised so effusively by the “legacy” media.

UPDATE: Mug shot …

Larry Gene Peppers

UPDATE II: Charging documents (have some Lysol handy) …

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59 comments

GrandTango February 13, 2015 at 3:31 pm

“Clemson sociology professor”….A GIGANTIC White Donkey in the Room…LMAO…How could FITS miss it??…..Hahahaha…

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The Colonel February 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm

If he was a Clemson sociology professor wouldn’t he be a gigantic ORANGE donkey?

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GrandTango February 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm

A Donkey nonetheless…

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Mary February 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

You mean like that Elephant in the room, Sandusky.

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GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 4:43 am

Sandusky is a homosexual. Homosexuals are almost EXCLUSIVELY DEMOCRAT. Gays may be the ONLY special interest gaggle MORE leftwing partisan than the Black Community ….

The claim Sandusky is R was fabricated by the Democrat Dirty Trick Machine because Sandusky is SO damaging to who, and what, you are. They knew they had to lie (what’s new?) to head off the obvious connections to you.

grandtangosuglydog February 14, 2015 at 10:43 am

No you fucking idiot, the claim sandusky was a Republican was because that was the political party HE listed, the party HE voted for and the party HE claimed.. You truly are delusional.
Still waiting on just one of those “many published articles” you claim (lolololol) you wrote..unless of course you are a liar. We all know the answer to that dont we.

GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 3:17 pm

I really F*#k w/ you, Don’t I? …
You’re Stupid and easily led by myth-mongeers…and when I demonstrate that, you really S#!t all over yourself…LMAO…

grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 10:16 am

Still won’t admit that you lied huh? Typical for a proven liar.

MashPotato February 14, 2015 at 11:54 am

Mark Foley

GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Was he Gay? …There were a lot of accusations made..all turned out to be unproven. Not to mention, he did the honorable thing in response to the leftwing Hate squads…and resigned from Congress…and even if he was gay, did he break the law???
You leftwing moral Bigots, outed the guy…by Gay Bashing him….but I’m not sure what he did that was illegal???..You F*#king Hypocrite…

L I'll Be February 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

At least FITS is acknowledging Downtown Greenville is very nice…….still waiting on the article exposing Sen DeMint and all his cronies who used over $1B New Market Tax Credits (AKA, Government Stimulus Money) to make it very nice……..doubt old Larry admits to using NMTCs either!

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Connect The Dots February 13, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Isn’t Wilkins a good friend of his?

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Yuck! February 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Those republicans are some sick, sick degenerates.

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Elfego February 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I guess he is another Anthony Weiner Republican. They are deviates and if Gay Marriage becomes a law there is nothing left to stop this. Be it Republican,Democrat or Independent folks like these are scum and should be treated as such but not in America. We make Sodom look glorious.

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Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm

He’s a Democrat.

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Mary February 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

And you know that how?

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Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Because Republicans don’t pit the rich against the poor. They don’t encourage class envy.

Must Have Missed It February 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

I never read that about Anthony Weiner. Please attach the link showing he was charged with six counts of sexually exploiting minors – including the “sending (of) child pornography via file sharing.” If you don’t have the evidence, try to be more accurate or STFU.

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Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Get real. A sociologist? Might as well be a socialist. He’s a liberal Democrat. Here is a quote.

“Resource allocation has very real effects for participants, which becomes all too clear during lunch. While the elite are served anything from steak, potatoes, wine and bread, the impoverished class can often do nothing but watch with growling bellies, said Peppers.

http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/tempers-tears-friendships/

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Tom February 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Turning into GT I see. Birds of a feather.

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Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Come on now. I’m just having fun.
I remember going to an intermural basketball game betweem sociologist and psychologist.
Nobody won.

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FastEddy23 February 13, 2015 at 6:21 pm

It’s all good … :>)

Jack February 13, 2015 at 5:46 pm

So you are saying he could not be a Republican, if he is concerned about the treatment of starving people. That is a good point. Still has nothing to do with socialism, but I agree Republicans don’t give a crap about anyone but themselves.

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Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm

You just don’t get it. The poor are not poor in a free market system because the rich are rich. There is no limit to the size of the pie. It does not have to be divided. Wealth creation! You bake more pies. He’s liberal because of how he set up the experiment. Rich against poor. The rich in a free market are not exploited of the poor. They are creators of wealth.

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FastEddy23 February 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

“… The rich in a free market are not exploiters of the poor. They are creators of wealth. …”

These concepts are lost on the “progressive’” Helots, the hats-on-backwards couch Occupiers.

Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 6:35 pm

We have to try.

Snarky Daemon O'Mockery February 14, 2015 at 1:14 am

Hail Eris!

You are delusional, because there is no “free market,” in North America, nor has there ever been one, since the beginning of the European occupation. Capitalism does not thrive on free markets, it thrives on corporatism, on fascism, on raging greed, until, of course, it consumes itself.

Ick. Don’t care for this quote — which “god”?

Snarky
I can feel it. All I know is, it’s real, like God. But worthy of respect.

Bible Thumper February 14, 2015 at 1:59 am

Was “The Honest Book of Truth” ever returned by the garbage collector?

grandtangosuglydog February 14, 2015 at 11:01 am

so proverbs 31;9 is about free markets???????????? LOLOLOLOL mmmmm ok.

Rakkasan February 14, 2015 at 11:16 am

Sounds great. What if no one is buying pies since they don’t have any money from when the last pie was divided? Then, when people aren’t buying pies, there is no incentive to bake more pies and more wealth is NOT created. Not exploiters? Cue in the big voice from the movie trailers…”In another world…”

Jack February 15, 2015 at 7:24 pm

No such system has existed in the history of the world. Free Market Utopia is a myth. It can only exist in a society populated by people who will never lie, cheat, steal, exercise physical power over another person, or use their wealth to take advantage of another person, or influence others to act on their behalf against the interest of others. Laissez faire Capitalism has never worked. The system has always been manipulated to benefit the rich and powerful at the expense of everyone else.

No one said the poor were poor because the rich are rich, The poor are poor for many reasons, and sometimes through no fault of their own. Just as the rich are rich for many reasons. Sometimes they are rich because they are hard working and smart; sometimes they are rich because they are criminals and they robbed others; sometimes they are rich, because they traded on insider information; sometimes they are rich just a result of luck; sometimes they are rich because they bribe people and government contracts; sometimes they are rich because they took advantage of a person who lacked the financial ability to fight back. But not all rich people are creators of jobs and wealth, just as all poor people are not lazy.

The only economic system that has ever worked for anyone other than the elite, is a system of controlled capitalism. Markets must be regulated to some degree. Companies must not be allowed to form monopolies, Wealth must not be allowed to become concentrated in the hands of too few. Otherwise Oligarchs arise and seize power through bribery of corrupt politicians, just as the Robber Barons did in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

Bible Thumper February 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm

I basically agree with you. Excuse my simplified response to complex problems. But, I believe most of our poverty is not due to flaws in our economic system. There are cultural, historical issues and public policy that has often made the situation worse. It’s not only racism or generational poverty. Why are orphans from Sudan or Ethiopia more successful in the US than families that have been born here. You must realize that our economic system is not the main cause of poverty.

Soft Sigh from Hell February 14, 2015 at 11:41 am

Maybe he was a National Sociologist.

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Bible Thumper February 14, 2015 at 11:53 am

LMAOROTF
I guess that means he would have to be a Republican.

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Bible Thumper February 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Instead of being sent to a “Concentration Camp”, they send you to “Sensitivity Training Group Encounter Camp”.

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Soft Sigh from Hell February 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

“by smuggling in itching powder”

My companeros at the Avon Park mass interment camp a bit to the east used mango sap to the same effect, as the apparent lubricant for the “Big Ronnie” condoms being manufactured there.

Wet sidewalks cause rain February 13, 2015 at 5:42 pm

You mean, like Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton’s buddy?

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Squishy123 February 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Only one solution to the problem, bullet to the back of the head.

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The Colonel February 13, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Here’s his “professor rating” from Clemson – interesting: http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=370047#

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Throw away the key February 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm

I’ll bet his helpfulness scores would have been higher if he was an elementary school teacher.

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Throw away the key February 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm Reply
Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 8:38 pm

This an unfortunate tragedy for children and a man and their families. To often commenters try use these tragedies for partisan advantage. This tragedy is no exception. “Yuck” did just that with this tragedy. When you do this, I give you fair warning that I will push back aggressively with biting, devastating wit.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 13, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Guess that answers the question…

“Why does Dr Pepper[s] come in a bottle?”

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Bible Thumper February 13, 2015 at 9:05 pm

If guilty, he will be in the can.

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Prison sex February 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm

That’s also where he’ll be taking it(cause jailbirds don’t like Pedo’s).

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Guess #1 February 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Easier to get rid of the evidence?

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Will Folks February 13, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Sad. But he is innocent until prove guilty. I WAS proven guilty in 2005 for criminal domestic violence however. And no, I did not talk an get an Alford plea which means I had to admit in open court I was guilty. What a scumbag I am.

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9" February 14, 2015 at 12:27 am

Was he making child pornography or in possession of child pornography? Big difference.

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GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 7:24 am

Yeah, you are so right and so fair. Kudos for being so compassionate to this vilified Liberal man. It’s just not fair if you don’t differentiate what he was, and was NOT, doing. You’re not only so much more sophisticated than us…your ability to discern nuance is amazing.

We should pat this man on the back, and elect him Chairman of the Democrat Party, w/ honorary membership in The Liberal-Tarian United Movement. If was ONLY possessing filthy photographs and movies of little children engaged in extremely-damaging, filthy and dangerous sex acts….who is he hurting? Nobody…Duh!!!

I’m SO GLAD we have arbiters like you here to point out that this man was actually participating in wholesome, safe-sex and not hurting anyone, by the homosexual lobby’s, Jerry Sandusky’s and the DNC’s standards…

I’m expecting the Barney Frank-Dan Rather Wing of the Pulitzer Committee to establish a special award for you. You are so insightful and valuable to not only the homosexual movement, but to liberals and FITS-level journalism. Bravo for showing us what the Democrat Party stands for.

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grandtangosuglydog February 14, 2015 at 10:58 am

Hey at least he wasnt Jerry Sandusky, or Mark Foley, or Ted Haggard, or Robert Allen or at least he didnt shit his pants and stew in it for days and days like Ted Nugent to avoid serving this great country, no these are just some of Grandasshatliars favorite republicans, or at least he wasnt like Duke Cunningham the republican who was so corrupt he literally had a list of the prices of bribes to get him to vote on matters..yeah you got the whole “standards” thing down huh you proven liar and a coward..hell you are the perfect example of the GOP. You truly are..how many times has it been proven you are a liar and a coward..many many times just by me not to mention the 100s of other cases.

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GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Larry Craig was accused of soliciting sex from ADULTS, who would have had to consent…
You judgmental Piece of S#!t…And I don’t even know who those other F*#ks are…you are referring to, to try to avoid WHO, and What your Democrat bother posted in defense of a kiddie-porn creep???…
You seem Ashamed of what you are..and you should be..

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grandtangosuglydog February 15, 2015 at 10:24 am

You don’t know who these repubs are? And you tried to start a political blog???? Lololololololol no wonder it was such a miserable and total failure. Lololol. I guess you could always write a blog a out cowardice and lies..we all know you have a virtual PhD in that

GrandTango February 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

If none of them area kiddie-porn creeps…or violated the law???…”What difference does it make”…my apologies to the next leader of the Democrat Party…
Why are you droning on and on….about irrelevant homosexuals…it may be why no one will read anything you write, unless you include me in the conversation…

9" February 14, 2015 at 10:44 pm

I love you.

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nitrat February 14, 2015 at 9:41 am

WYFF: A Greenville man is accused of sending child pornography through file sharing, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office, and WYFF News 4 has learned that man is a retired Clemson sociology professor.

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9" February 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm

I’m not into that at all,but if you’re searching for legal porn,you can easily end up with kid porn on your computer.Making child pornography should be illegal.Possessing it should not.That’s the way it’s done in other countries…

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GrandTango February 14, 2015 at 9:30 am

Hey FITS – You Conveniently got your HEAD UP YOUR @$$….AGAIN…

You are always just a Boz-Speedo caper behind that elusive Haley, who Road-Runners your ignorant Wile E. Coyote @$$ daily…

But a REAL scandal by one of your Truly CORRUPT Democrats, using a CLEAN ENERGY SCAM…and your Lazy@$$ is AWOL…Imagine that??…LMAO…

Democrat Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber RESIGNED Friday amid the growing influence-peddling scandal involving him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, becoming the state’s first governor to resign in disgrace.

Hayes was a “clean energy and economic policy adviser” in the governor’s office, and a consultant collected at least $213,000 from contracts.

Wonder why FITS’ credibility only covers lft-leaning Dumb@$$#$, like him???…Hahahaha…

Sucks to be a DEMOCRAT…LMAO…

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nitrat February 14, 2015 at 9:33 am

I just read on WYFF that this guy retired in 2006, you know, 9 years ago. Kind of a stretch to try and discredit a program he was affiliated with to child porn for ideological reasons.

I also read: ” according to Mark Powell, communications director for Wilson.
Powell said Peppers was arrested on Thursday by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office with the help of U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
That seems to imply that USDHS was the LE entity that

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Rakkasan February 14, 2015 at 11:22 am

Protective custody time for sure. Otherwise he’s gonna meet some guys with shaved heads who have been lifting weights for a LONG time

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