posted on Nov, 22 2014 @ 07:58 AM
a reply to: Domo1
If it's as cut and dry as setting up a person who wants to buy something illegal with a fake dealer than no, that's not entrapment and such persons
have committed a crime and deserve to be arrested, charged and tried.
What I'm talking about is something entirely different. Often times when it comes to movements that the government does not like recently with the
Occupy movement, agents or informants will pose as activists for months and pick out the mentally ill/disabled, damaged people with severe emotional
problems... ones usually stuck out on the fringe of these movements/issues and groom them, literally brainwash them the way a cult leader would and
nurse them through the point of them wanting to do something horrific. The goal obviously is to paint the whole movement as violent and radical.
In other instances FBI agents and undercover cops would march along with protesters posing as Anarchists or some other group the government wants
perceived as extremist, put masks on and then engage in property destruction... the MSM shows protesters with black kerchiefs and dressed all in
black, waving black flags smashing storefront windows, done deal... you saw the reaction here on ATS to that I'm sure.
In Ferguson cops have caught dressed as protesters hurling glass bottles at the riot police so that the riot police could justifiably move against the
crowd. Also turning their backs to the looters (no doubt some undercover work there too) and stopping protesters from trying to protect businesses.
Then there's cases like the NATO5/NATO7 where the FBI misrepresented entirely. I believe the last of them was released Thursday (finally).
And again there's COINTELPRO. Look it all up. It all sounds Orwellian and something out of a good thriller. It's not. Enjoy the rabbit hole.
ETA: This isn't to say that there are never extremists involved with protests/movements. That definitely happens too.
edit on 11/22/2014 by
Kali74 because: (no reason given)