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AAAH! FBI entrapification!!

boostindoubles

Nacho Libre
Mar 16, 2004
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Yakistan
Round 2 (or 3?)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/federal-agents-arrest-man-who-allegedly-planned-suicide-bombing-on-us-capitol/2012/02/17/gIQAtYZ7JR_story_1.html

"The statement provided no other details, but a U.S. official said a Moroccan man was picked up near the Labor Department on his way to the Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack. He was carrying with him a vest that he believed was packed with explosives but that actually contained harmless material, officials said.

The man thought he was being assisted by members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, but they were really undercover FBI agents, officials said."
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
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chez moi
Uh, yeah, good luck mounting the entrapment defense against an operation that was designed from the beginning to defeat the entrapment defense.

On a personal level, I have zero problem with the feebees going into a community via confidential informants or UCs and entering into conspiracy with or offering assets to people inclined to commit heinous acts, however imaginary. (ie, showing up at a meeting of people who want to find ways to attack America and end up being offered a fake bomb by the FBI.)

But although it is clearly legal per current case law, I'm less easy with them going into a community or place of worship and offering up the "hey, we have a bomb, anyone interested?" sticky-net, no matter how many times they offer the person a less-extreme alternative.
 
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