Poll: Are police sting operations ever justifiable?
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View poll results: Are police sting operations ever justifiable?
Yes
91 92%
No
8 8%
Voters: 99.
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#5
When drug lords and the mob is involved.
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#6
Sure.

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#7
They're just catching people who would be committing whatever crime anyway, rather than, like you said, entrapping innocent people.

For example, an cop undercover as a ho cant be like "hey you wanna have a good time? come on...u sure? come on ....really....come on...itll be fun!....." The person has to actually go over and be like "yo bitch I wanna pay you cash for a blowie."
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#8
Entrapment is fucked up, sting operations are alright.
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#9
What is the problem if they aren't provoking anyone to break the law?
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#10
Ever... dunno. Rarely, if at all.

The definitions on the wiki pages are blurry. I don't like the police setting people up to commit a crime, I feel a federal authority should be above cheap tricks.
#11
Depends on the situation.
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#12
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What is the problem if they aren't provoking anyone to break the law?

They're facilitating a crime, then arresting the perpetrator.
#13
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They're facilitating a crime, then arresting the perpetrator.

If the person wouldn't have otherwise committed the crime then I don't see the problem. If a UC pretends to buy drugs then arrest the dealer, yes they are facilitating crime but removing a criminal who would have dealt the drugs whether the cops bought from them or not.
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#14
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If the person wouldn't have otherwise committed the crime then I don't see the problem. If a UC pretends to buy drugs then arrest the dealer, yes they are facilitating crime but removing a criminal who would have dealt the drugs whether the cops bought from them or not.

But people have the freedom to choose for themselves what to do in any situation, and if they are only observed committing the crime in a manufactured situation, then who are the police to determine that they will continue to behave that way in the future?

Presumably evidence of previous crimes is required, but they should be convicted on the basis of that evidence, not on a situation created by the police.
#15
yes to every situation especially the "to catch a predator" style ones
Why are there not more tv shows like this?
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#17
If it's against organised crime then yes. If it's trying to get an underage person to get someone to buy stuff for them, no.
#19
Yes. Someone happens to order a hit from an undercover cop. Oops

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#20
I think they're the best way to prevent crime besides education. You trick people, get them off the streets sooner than waiting to catch them in the act. Sounds good to me
#21
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But people have the freedom to choose for themselves what to do in any situation, and if they are only observed committing the crime in a manufactured situation, then who are the police to determine that they will continue to behave that way in the future?

Presumably evidence of previous crimes is required, but they should be convicted on the basis of that evidence, not on a situation created by the police.

What's manufactured about asking a dealer for a hit?

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#22
Yep. I have no problem with cops posing as young girls in chat sites to catch child molesters.
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#24
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Yep. I have no problem with cops posing as young girls in chat sites to catch child molesters.
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#25
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...Although I do have a problem with airing it on television simply so viewers can take joy in others humiliation.

Do you ever find out who they are, exactly? If you don't it could be argued on the other hand that it's a deterrent.

It's crap TV either way >_>

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#26
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If you don't it could be argued on the other hand that it's a deterrent.
I suppose, but it's effectiveness as a deterrent sounds incredibly iffy to me.
#27
Sting operations - No problem.
Entrapment operations - Big problem.
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#28
The abscence of evidence is NOT the evidence of abscence!


yeah big deal im white and i watch the boondocks, wanna fight about it?
#30
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Sting operations - Sure

Entrapment - Naw

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#31
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Plagiarism sucks too.

Didn't see that.

I guess it isn't just great minds that think alike.
#32
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Didn't see that.

I guess it isn't just great minds that think alike.

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#33
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But people have the freedom to choose for themselves what to do in any situation, and if they are only observed committing the crime in a manufactured situation, then who are the police to determine that they will continue to behave that way in the future?

Presumably evidence of previous crimes is required, but they should be convicted on the basis of that evidence, not on a situation created by the police.

You're still thinking of entrapment. According to your logic a guy who carries drugs on him and stands at a street corner all day might not have sold drugs if the UC hadn't hit him up for them.
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#34
Sure If its against sex predators where you walk in and Chris Hansen tells you to have a seat, and then proceeds to ask you why you were there tonight.

Its right as long as the person getting trapped isn't getting trapped to be framed for a crime he or she didn't/ wasn't going to commit...

even though that might not make sense when written like that lol
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#35
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The abscence of evidence is NOT the evidence of abscence!


yeah big deal im white and i watch the boondocks, wanna fight about it?

That is hands-down the best episode of the whole series. Every moment is brilliant, except maybe the Health Inspector's retardedly large equipment.

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#36
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That is hands-down the best episode of the whole series. Every moment is brilliant, except maybe the Health Inspector's retardedly large equipment.



i always wondered why they ended up going to the gas station and picking a fight with terrorist instead of finding the x box killer, either way i died laughing
#37
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i always wondered why they ended up going to the gas station and picking a fight with terrorist instead of finding the x box killer, either way i died laughing

You mean "terrorists." All they really wanted was beer called Black Gold.

You ever wonder why the USA ended up going to Iraq and picking a fight with "terrorists" to get Black Gold (oil) instead of finding the 9/11 leader?

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#38
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You mean "terrorists." All they really wanted was beer called Black Gold.

You ever wonder why the USA ended up going to Iraq and picking a fight with "terrorists" to get Black Gold (oil) instead of finding the 9/11 leader?



iraq was a scam?
#39
I remember a while back seeing something on t.v. about the coolest sting operation I'd ever seen.

Basically there were a bunch of people who had warrants out for their arrests and for some reason or other the cops couldn't get them. So they sent letters to their relatives saying that they had some form of unclaimed money coming to them (sweepstakes, tax screw up, i can't remember) and said they had to come to this place to get it. Almost all of the people with warrants showed up.

Totally brialliant. A bit brutal...perhaps. But really ingenious. Not really entrapment because they've already committed a crime.
#40
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iraq was a scam?

I'm just saying, that's why they went to the store. That's what that whole episode is about.... well that and Tom's analrapephobia.

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