"To Catch a Predator"

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by valcom111t, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. It's the TV show where they put up fake online young people and get predators to come to the house to have sex and are then arrested. Catchy creepy dudes is good and all, but how is this not entrapment?
     
  2. Because of the definition of entrapment. A sting is not entrapment. Entrapment is causing someone to do something they otherwise would not have done.
     
  3. they wait for the weirdos to strike first? dunno, gay show.
     
  4. lol yeah Ive seen a few episodes online.
    Sick people.
     
  5. I wanna see some episodes.
     
  6. they arrest them when the come into the house.
     
  7. What would happen if the guy that shows up actually is like the teenage kid they said they were?
     
  8. I thought this was about Predators, as in the aliens <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  9. dunno. like i said, gay show
     
  10. I have nine episodes of House on DVR to watch
     
  11. I think they arrested one guy even when he didn't come to the house.
     
  12. That is such BS. That's like telling somone "Hey come over to my house and smoke crack" and then when they come to the house they just arrest you. TOTAL BS.
     
  13. to me it sounds worthwhile. getting these filthy pedos behind bars is vital.

    oh an exer, OF COURSE you're not going to support the show, you filth.
     
  14. Would be more interesing if....
     
  15. no one forced anyone to smoke crack.

    if, however, they said "come to my house and smoke crack or we will shoot you", and then when you get there they arrest you, that would be entrapment.
     
  16. Dude, I have no problem with busting child molesters. It's just bunk to line people up and encourage them to do something and then arrest them.

    Here is a legal definition I just looked up:

    ENTRAPMENT - A person is 'entrapped' when he is induced or persuaded by law enforcement officers or their agents to commit a crime that he had no previous intent to commit; and the law as a matter of policy forbids conviction in such a case.

    This sounds to me a hell of a lot like entrapment. They're obviously encouraging them to come to the house, I've seen a segment on a news show doing the same thing. They tell them they're alone at home and should come over... How is that not inducing it and persuading them to commit the crime?

    NOT to mention there is nothing illegal about an adult going to a house where only a minor is there. Of course they said they'd screw them or whatever, but they still haven't committed the act yet. So how can you prosocute someone for a crime they didn't commit?

    But IIRC a couple of years ago they changed the law on entrpment and made it legal. I don't recall if that was state, or federal though. But in any case it's fuct.
     
  17. See above post.
     
  18. They don't go in like "Hay guy, lets have sex!" They wait for the pervs to come to them.
     
  19. Yea I know. But they tell the person that they should come over to the house, and that they're alone, and talk about dirty stuff and how they like older men and all kinds of shit. IMO the most they should be prosectuted for is lude speech to a minor, whatever the proper legal name to that crime would be.

    Because they haven't done anything else that is illegal. Besides IMO I bet just showing up and getting caught like that would be enough that they'd never even think of doing anything like that ever again anyway, which is the whole point of doing it.
     
  20. whether its entrapment or not, who cares?

    These people intended to a root a kid.
    A normal person wouldnt get persuaded into that.
    Only a sicko could be. And its better that those people are locked up, even if they' had never actually previously done anything.
     
  21. Some guy was on that show twice.
     
  22. That's how people are treated in a dictatorship. The US is not supposed to be a dictatorship, and is supposed ot be FAIR to our citizens. I don't like criminals anymore than anyone else, but I'm smart enough to realise that NO ONE (even the worst scum around) can be allowed to have their rights violated. Once you make exceptions for certain groups over time everyones rights will be erroded. That is fact.
     
  23. He is an idiot.
     
  24. That's so entertaining.. some of them are such creeps.
     
  25. Look. If you're willing to #$%# a 12 year old, you should be willing to put up with stings. DEAL WITH IT. THat or OH MY GOD HE CAN SEE HEAT. AND HE SET US UP THE BOMB. Better RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE>
     

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