15-Oct-2018

By | 15-October-2018

The Stings Continue

We are closing in on 500 stings arrest this year–when you include big ones I find. I know there are MANY more out there. I’m sure many states are arresting 10-100 people each year (at least) so when I say 500, that is probably under reported by 2-10x that amount. I suspect there maybe 3k or more arrested per year in these sting operations with only the biggest publicized/discovered via search engines. Most will end in a plea (80-90%) and then a bunch in a trial (10-25%) and finally, unfortunately, suicide (1-3%).

1 Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV):

1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

I do try to keep this site updated; new Stings, updated articles, etc. I will continue to do so through the end of this year.

It is indeed, as our President, Donald Trump has stated, I say that it’s a very scary time for young men in America… I think this is something many of those in these sting operations can relate to. I want to ask WHY do these stings and WHAT purpose do they serve? We think they get bad people off the street but if they do get a few there are definitely a lot of good people going down with them (no priors, no criminal history, etc.). It is not much different than getting caught up in the Nigerian E-mail scam or the Telephone IRS Scam. Gullible or Guilty? Are these false positives? Are the police being overzealous by having the criminal justice system felonize a victimless crime?

Jurors can ignore the law if the law is producing a terrible result – Antonia Scalia

We as citizens need to be committed to justice, fairness, and free speech. We need to protect ourselves from becoming a police state and locking people up for potential criminal behavior brought on by law enforcement.

Seek God’s word to help adjust/align your moral compass,

Samuel

2 thoughts on “15-Oct-2018

  1. Aracely

    Either they are really bad at catching real predators (so they have to create them to make it look like they are catching dangerous people and protecting children) or they just don’t have enough to do (which is actually good, if crime is down). So, they’re just coming up with things to do just to have something to do and more importantly, to get or keep FUNDS/MONEY.
    They should be working on doing good for others instead, like building positive relationships with the community, for people to have trust in the police instead of feeling negatively about the police and not trusting them, like we have a lot of. Police have a bad rep already for abusing their power. You’d think they’d want to focus more on repairing that instead of doing more damage.

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  2. samuel Post author

    If police abuse their power and shoot “innocent” people then tables will turn–as they have in the past few years. People will start to distrust law enforcement. It is a tough job and I don’t envy them. There are good people, there are bad people. The proactive sting to me is an ethical dilemma. I don’t think it is need. Who knows maybe they are after the federal money and have to try to justify these stings to keep the money flowing.

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