Started by Cordell Walker, Oct 27, 2007, 06:50 PM
The method used to catch would-be predators is derived from that normally used by Perverted-Justice. Perverted-Justice volunteers build profiles of clearly underage individuals on social networking websites, and enter chatrooms as decoys.For the Dateline NBC stories, would-be predators are invited to an undercover house used by Dateline for the duration of the operation; in accordance with Perverted-Justice policy, phone contact is always established with a suspected predator before any appointment is set up. The visitors are led to believe that the supposed minor is home alone, and, upon coming inside the house, are soon confronted by Hansen.Hansen attempts to interview each one at length about their intentions. Some exit the home immediately upon seeing Hansen, because they recognize that he is clearly not a teenager, or they have seen him in previous Dateline investigations. Hansen, without initially identifying himself, interviews the predators about their intentions, and also reads aloud some of the graphic portions of the chat. Those who have not seen Hansen's Dateline investigations before often assume that he is either the child's father or a member of a law enforcement agency. After a few minutes of questioning, Hansen identifies himself as a Dateline NBC correspondent and informs the visitor that the entire interview has been recorded on hidden camera as part of the Dateline NBC story. Then, men with large cameras and microphones come out, and the predator is offered a chance to make a final statement before being asked to leave.The first two investigations did not have law enforcement officers on site, and individuals caught in the sting were allowed to leave voluntarily. Dateline would provide all video and transcripts to law enforcement and suspects would eventually be arrested, but the lack of an immediate arrest proved controversial  - at least one suspect disappeared before police could arrest him. Arrests are sometimes made in a dramatic fashion  by multiple officers who, with guns drawn, ambush the suspect and command him to lie on the ground, face-down, before being handcuffed. On occasion, a predator attempts to avoid capture and arrest by fleeing. Tasers are sometimes shown being used to subdue fleeing or unresponsive individuals.
Weren't several of the supposed "predators" caught on that show later freed because they were able to prove that the methods used to lure them there legally constituted entrapment? I wonder how many more were entrapped but weren't able to or didn't know to use that fact in their defense...
Yet another area where men have been demonized due to the actions of a tiny fraction of the male population. The feminists have suceeded in doing this around issues like, pedaphilia, domestic violence and rape. The percent of men actually perpetrating those crimes is tiny and yet they have been able to paint all men with the brush of potential rapist, pedaphile or wife beater. When looked at from a marketing standpoint it is a truly remarkable campaign they have pulled off. Unbelieveable. Men are bad and women are victims. How stupid is the general public? I mean really?