Christian BoyLove Forum #64294
Yeah, like olderandwiser said, it's called "To Catch a Predator," and in my opinion, it's entrapment. I just don't see how it is in any way considered lawful or even just.
There are these cars called "bait cars." They are built so that they can be locked and shutdown from a different location outside of the car. These cars are parked by actors who walk away from the car having left the door open and the car on. There are several undercover LEOs who then wait for the car to be stolen, and once it is, they lock all the doors so that it can not be opened and they shut the motor off.
I see that as entrapment, as well. I understand the concept... to catch those people who would be inclined to do something criminal. But it's still entrapment. In the instances with the "bait cars", it's possible that someone who has never stolen a car (and maybe never even really thought about it) might be tempted and follow through on stealing that really nice car that is basically asking to be stolen. And yes, technically that person is a criminal for doing that, but it would haven ever happened had LEOs not planted a car for the very purpose of being stolen.
I don't know... I just think the "to catch a predator" stuff is stupid. I wish people weren't so blind and ignorant so that they could see how unfair and unlawful it is for people to be tricked into doing something illegal.