Originally posted by verylowfrequency
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $100 million lawsuit claiming that NBC prompted the suicide of a former Texas prosecutor who was caught up in its
popular sting series "To Catch a Predator" is moving ahead after a ruling by a U.S. federal judge on
New York Post
ATS thread prior to the lawsuit
Though this has been going on for awhile it is now proceeding to trial and I hope NBC gets put back in its place for its big brother vigilante show. A
corporation hiring vigilante's and putting people in jail for made up thought crimes.
"Made up thought crimes"?!?!?!?!? These people did not just "think" about have sex with other people young kids, they tried to. They sent underage
kids nude and sexually provocative pictures of themselves and then traveled (sometimes very long distances) with the intent to have sex with
children. There is a big difference between those actions and just "thought".
I know this is a touchy subject, but I've watched about a half dozen episodes of this show and all I could think of, this is one step too
far. As far as I'm concerned "To Catch a Predator" is just creating something out of nothing in order to sell their product, while in the process
destroying lives. I really doubt they have saved any children.
"Something out of nothing"?!?!?!!? So, you think 40 and 50 year old people having sex with 12 year olds is "nothing"? I think you are failing to
see that if these people didn't go to the "Dateline" house, they would have gone to YOURS to have sex with YOUR kid. Some of these people have been
caught doing this same thing 4 or 5 times, not by Dateline, so how are they causing it?
The producers & their comrades are doing things that are probably illegal for police to do, but then police are there waiting until they
seemingly have the legal means to step in and make arrests.
Wow, just wow. The producers and their "comrades" (nice commie innuendo, bet you thought that went unnoticed) are doing things that are perfectly
legal, and in full cooperation with the police. If they were doing illegal things there would be NO convictions and there would be billions of dollars
If you've seen the show, you'd know that most of the guys they catch couldn't pick up a woman or even a 13-16 year old if there lives
depended on it. The ones they catch are mostly weak socially inept people being taken advantage of for the most part, in order that NBC has a show &
the local court system has client. Not only that they have teams of people acting as one against each potential target chatting to many different
guys online trying to get enough of them to take the bait and thereby break the law and make a show.
So, because you think some of these people are ugly or annoying, its ok to let them come on to your 12 year old son , because your son is to vain to
bang an ugly guy? Is that what you are saying here? The undercovers do not just start talking to random guys inviting everyone they see to come and
have sex with them. They sit in a chat-room using an underage profile and wait fro these creeps to satrt talking to them.
This has very little to do with taking bad guys off the street & saving children. Its nothing but BIG Brother gone to the extreme and NBC using
its resources to become "BIG BROTHER" - cop, jury, judge & executioner. How dare they - 100 million is not enough.
So, even though they copperate with the police and courts by turning over all info and letting the courts deal with them, NBC still decides their fate
before, during and after the trial?
As far as I'm concerned NBC is the predator not their targets. Nothing illegal ever happened because it is nothing but a script where all the
players are above age - thus a real crime never occurred only a thought crime.
Every single one of the guys that was profiled on the show brokle the law by sending naked pictures of themselves and\or sending sexually explicit
material (words, pictures, other) to MINORS, AND THEN DROVE HALFWAY ACCROSS THE COUNTRY IN SOME CASES TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM.
How many games, tricks or scenarios are we going to play on people to get them to break the law - so we can indoctrinate them as criminals for
the non-existent crimes we persuaded them to perform?
Little boy: Yaay, I figured out how to join a chat room even though Im only 8 .
Big man: Congradulations little boy, want to see a picture of my d ong? maybe after that I can come over there and show you how it works.
No trick there, just a creepy guy who needs to be outed.
P.S. He didnt shoot himself becasue NBC "set him up". as a prosecuter, he would have known the best way to defend himself and may have even gotten
away with it.
He killed himself becasue he knew the entire world was going to find out what a sick freak he was for wanting to poke little kids and sending
them sexually explicit material featuring himself.
[edit on 27-2-2008 by Lotiki]