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Old 12-31-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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i don't mind the professionals doing it, because they are trained professionals. I just don't like blind vigilantism; the one's that are blinded by hate. they always say the worst disasters are from the best intentions.
i do believe that he should get charged and convicted with more than just extortion and the 19 year old should be charged and be convicted for child enticement; it would be fair and just. this isn't a case where the 19 year old was online and was contacted; it was him responding to an ad on Craigslist. I do believe that they shouldn't do shows like to catch a predator and shows like that, because it gives people the ideas that they can do things of this nature, which they can not do.
Agreed. The vigilante should definitely be charged with extortion at the very least, maybe even robbery. If he had turned the evidence over to the police without making any contact with the 19 year old, he probably wouldn't be facing any charges. Both made very stupid choices and should face the consequences of their actions.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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I brought up this case to my son, who is 22 and I found his response interesting.

"So it was blackmail, then? Well, at least if he was going to rip someone off, he picked someone who deserved to be ripped off."
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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He's right about that NLVgal.... too bad the young man went too far, which he clearly did, and had no right to..He could have done something good, but he blew it when he thought he had the right to assault the guy...As for the slimy reporters taking the family picture off facebook to put in their article, we must by now all be aware that if it's on facebook, it's fair game...I really don't know if it's legal or not though.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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There is so much stupid here, it's hard to tell where to start....

Vigilante Arrested For Posing as 14-year-old Girl in 'Sex Sting' to Catch Pedophile



But it gets worse.

Click on To read more about this story CLICK HERE and what the newspaper did was take a family photo, looks like mom, dad, sister and brother, from facebook and included that in the article. And no, they did not blur out the photos.

How would you like to be that assclown's brother or sister? Or maybe his mom or dad? I find this more intriguing than the original article. So now in America we are off to punishing the entire family just like they do in North Korea?
Another reason to stay off of Facebook. lol
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Another reason to stay off of Facebook. lol
Amen to that!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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i don't mind the professionals doing it, because they are trained professionals. I just don't like blind vigilantism; the one's that are blinded by hate. they always say the worst disasters are from the best intentions.
i do believe that he should get charged and convicted with more than just extortion and the 19 year old should be charged and be convicted for child enticement; it would be fair and just. this isn't a case where the 19 year old was online and was contacted; it was him responding to an ad on Craigslist. I do believe that they shouldn't do shows like to catch a predator and shows like that, because it gives people the ideas that they can do things of this nature, which they can not do.
Hmmmm....vigilantism....reality sting shows....easy availability of assault weapons.....anybody connecting the dots yet?
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