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Old 06-24-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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On a recent episode of COPS a major City Police Department did a sting operation using a Mountain Bike as the bait. There were a total of 10 undercover officers and supervisors orchestrating this operation. The operation placed a KIDS Mountain Bike next to a wall at a downtown location. Surveillance cops watched, as mostly the homeless or drug addicts walked by and eventually took the after just watching the bike for10 or 15 minutes. Finally, when arrest is made, the homeless or drug attacks all say that they only took the bike because they thought that it was abandoned. Again, I counted 10 undercover cops and supervisors at the scene. Now, is this overkill or what? Also, with all the serious crimes such as killings, rapes, robberies happening in cities, should cops be wasting their time, manhours and money on bogus sting operations such as this? C'mon....a Mountain Bike.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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HMMM, you just have to wonder if their intention wasn't to flush some people out of the woodworks. If there really was no ulterior motive behind it, yea~you're right. Seems a bit silly to me, too.
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Old 06-24-2007, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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OVERKILL To The Max. A waste of resources, time and taxpayers money. I saw the episode--wasn't it in Albuquerque New Mexico?? While I support the Police--this kind of thing is plain stupid IMHO!!
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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Was it Philly?
City topped 400 murders in 2006, and is on pace to top it this year. Add all the shootings & assaults where the victims survived. So what does the city have our Police doing? Closing down all the Psychic Reader joints in the city and keeping strict follow-ups! Ummm, isn't it voluntary to patronize psychic readers if you want to, whether they're full of it or not (can pay to see a cruppy movie, too, if you wish!)
Have to wonder...
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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Stings like that often result from resident complaints in a specific area. I enjoyed that episode as a bike owner who has lived in several major metro areas.

How would you suggest they set up sting operations for these killings, rapes and robberies you guys are talking about? I'm curious now since the bike stings are clearly just tempting honest, working-poor, hungry people to steal for food.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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Stings like that often result from resident complaints in a specific area. I enjoyed that episode as a bike owner who has lived in several major metro areas.
I have to agree. It isn't so silly when it's something of yours that has been stolen. I never realized how much it ****es you off until it happened to me. Plus that is usually one of the first signs of a neighborhood sliding. If you can do something to run those people off it is worth doing...especially if it is YOUR neighborhood.
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