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  •  While there have been at least two cases (5+ / 0-)
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    that I can think of where the FBI basically entrapped people who were incapable of tying their shoes (the Newburgh and Liberty City cases), there's no evidence that this is what happened in this case.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Wed May 22, 2013 at 01:40:33 PM PDT

    •  The young guileless guy in (0+ / 0-)

      Portland was also entrapped by the FBI, although the jury and appeals judge disagree.

      In the FBI stings, they don't hand out pressure cookers.  They flash real C-4, maybe even blow some up, and then hand out play-dough with wires stuck in it to the target.

      Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

      by 6412093 on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:09:28 PM PDT

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      •  IIRC, in the Newburgh case (0+ / 0-)

        the judge said that if the defendants hadn't actually pushed the button to detonate the "bomb" at the synagogue, she would have thrown the case out and sanctioned the FBI and their informer.

        Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

        by milkbone on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:12:51 PM PDT

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