First up, I suspect that the readers of Weer’d World aren’t representative of the general population, still I thought I’d get your opinions of this issue in American Law.
So we’ve all heard now about the “Terrorist” in New York who attempted to detonate a fake bomb supplied by an FBI plant. I’m not impressed by these stories as it appears to be law enforcement manufacturing a crime, and therefore hand-building a criminal.
Still, I thought I’d post a little more despicable, yet common case we read about all the time.
This is the case where the grown man is chatting with an “underage girl”. He flirts, gets sexy, then arranges a meeting. He arrives with sexual gear in tow, only to find his underage hookup is a grown male police officer.
Now Child predators are MONSTERS, and I honestly do wish the law was a little more lenient in shooting these bastards, because even tho an aware adult will scare them away, they’re still a predator in the wild, and I see them as no different as a coyote or a bear snooping around a populated area…they aren’t a problem NOW, but they are a FUTURE problem.
Still with these cases, like the “terrorists”, its a shadow of a serious crime….but there is no ACTUAL crime. He’s flirting and arranging a tryst with a grown adult. Does because he THINKS its an underage girl, or THINKS the bomb is real constitute a crime?
Also if there was no cop or FBI agent phishing for a “criminal”, would there ever be a crime then, or in the future?
For further discussion, I’ve known many people who have drank illegally at bars with a fake ID, or with a sibling’s ID that looked close enough to them as bad license photos go. The Bartender THINKS the person is legal, so they serve them. Are they breaking the law?
What say you, readers?