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Entrapment

"Stinging" Poor Racial Minorities

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Whether the government uses its power responsibly in order to trap people into committing a crime that would otherwise not be committed except for the government's creation is debatable.

Failure to Convict NATO 3 Protesters as Terrorists Undermines Broader Police Entrapment Trend

Kris Hermes | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime
Kris Hermes

The OWS movement that inspired Church, Chase, Betterly, and millions of others showed us that we can and should resist these practices.

The Failure of the Rule of Law: Joshua "Skelly" Stafford Sentenced 10 years for Terrorism

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

One could argue that a 10-year sentence for the horrific act of attempting to blow up a bridge is too light a sentence. But in the case that has come to be known as the Cleveland 4, one would be dead wrong.

Licensing Crimes

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Granting criminals immunity for assisting law enforcement officials in convicting dangerous criminals is a well-established, however controversial practice.

NYPD's 'Lucky Bag' Tactic Comes Under Criticism

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 04.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Sometimes the bait is a small amount of cash in a stray wallet. Or a credit card. Even a pack of cigarettes can do the trick. Police in N...

Teen's Arrest In Christmas Tree Bombing Plot Heard In Court

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 01.19.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- At a darkened train station, the teenager and the purported jihadi pulled into a quiet lot where months of planning were to culminat...

Tourist Suing NYC For $1 Million After NYPD Arrest

Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

A 49-year-old tourist from an Atlanta suburb is claiming NYPD officers wrongly arrested him after he found and took cash from an unclaimed purse in 20...

Boy Meets Girl. Girl Arrests Boy.

Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

During an undercover marijuana sting at a South Florida school, a teenage boy began to fall for someone he thought was just another teenage girl. ...

Andrea Stone

Did FBI Thwart Accused U.S. Capitol Suicide Bomber -- Or Enable Him?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Moroccan immigrant wearing what he thought was a suicide vest and carrying a military-style automatic weapon was arrested Friday in a ...

Attractive Undercover Cop Poses As Student And Entraps Teens To "Sell" Her Marijuana

Tony Newman | Posted 04.15.2012 | Crime
Tony Newman

Seducing 18-year-olds to fall in love or pretending to be friends and then tricking them into procuring small amounts of marijuana so they can charge them with felonies is beyond slimy and diametrically opposed to the officers' charge to "serve and protect."

Was Buju Banton Entrapped By Feds?

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- The U.S. government says plenty of evidence supports a federal jury's conviction of Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton on cocaine conspiracy an...

Chicago Terror Suspect Could Claim Entrapment

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A 22-year-old Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field is no terroris...

James Cromitie's Defense Lawyers Cite Entrapment In Bronx Synagogue Attack Plot

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

James Cromitie, the man accused of masterminding a plot to blow up two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx was offered $250,000 by a paid...

Veterans: Banished and Betrayed

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

President Obama constantly pays lip-service to his respect for the men and women of our armed forces, but does his concern extend to this forgotten class of soldiers?

Islam Not to Blame for Bronx Terror Plot

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

The suspects are troubled oddballs operating well outside the mainstream of the American Muslim community or even real terrorist threats like Al-Qaeda.