So what are the guidelines for this? There are tons of routine activities that I believe to be quite questionable. I’ve seen all these things on COPS and the like.
- Having a police woman dress up like a hooker, and have her actively solicit men in cars. “So baby, do you want a date?” As soon as he asks for sex, and quotes a price she gets in the car and he’s cornered a block away.
Why is this legal? Seems shady to me, the crime isn’t severe enough to trample the constitution. And is the cop show theme that if the johns asks “Are you a cop?” she must answer afirmatively true?
- A cop lining up on the side of the road behind a billboard shooting radar in an unmarked van. Then him radioing to cops up the road to pull over drivers and hand out 100 tickets apeice in a shift.
This doesn’t seem like they are trying to slow down traffic, just make a huge revenue stream. If they wanted to keep traffic down they’d patrol in the open and drive the speed limit pulling over anyone who passes them.
- Cops patrolling in unmarked sports cars on tollways pulling over motorists.
Again, the incognito approach doesn’t slow down the bulk of traffic, just the few who will be driving with points on their record.
- Cops masquerading online as horny little 14 year olds, and trying to talk men into meeting them.
This is blatant, but the crime is so detestable they seem to look the other way on the entrapment.
These are just a few instances I can think of off hand, but all of them seem to be beyond any good reason. Do they serve any good? I am kinda on the fence about cops using speeding tickets as a revenue stream, unless I am getting them, but is there any legal reason they should be allowed to do this? I cant imagine an deterant effect. Sounds like emptying the ocean with a teaspoon. It seems way out of line to do these things to me.
Anyone have any insight into that grey area of the law. I’m not against enforcing these laws, but there must be a less underhanded way. I don’t mind the cops advertising child porn and arresting takers, but activly persuing men trying to bait them in isn’t right.
Where do the TM stand on this issue? Sorry about some of the errors, my keyboarding seems to be retarded tonite.