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we haven't had a successful terrorist attack on american soil in 10 years
Now the question I have is whether the war on terror plays a significant role in how the legal system handles cases such as these? Is there anything in the Patriot act or NDAA that allows a federal agency the authority to do these things? I'll look more into this in a little later. Maybe someone else could give a more definite answer that me.
It is established case law that, while offering significant mitigation at sentence, there is no defence of entrapment in English law (R v Sang  AC 402). However, it is also considered to be an abuse of court process for agents of the state to lure citizens into committing illegal acts and then seek to prosecute them for doing so. State-created entrapment of this sort will result in a stay of proceedings.
Originally posted by pez1975
I think the way they do it is just like they do to drug dealers and car thief's they present them with the opportunity to commit a crime and then bust them for it. this is a well know technique. i seruously doubt the fbi would let the guy attack people in the country we haven't had a successful terrorist attack on american soil in 10 years i think that says alot for the tactics they are using to combat terrorism in our country. I also think fox news is misleading the public making out like the obama administration is recruiting terrorist for attacks and i think that is sick. u may not like Obama but he is our elected president and deserves respect. this is my opinion on this so called new source.
Still the question remains, does the declaration of a terror suspect change the legal viewpoint on this? Could an American declared as a terror suspect be offered no legal protection against entrapment?
The courts have said, “Government agents may not originate a criminal design, implant in an innocent person’s mind the disposition to commit a criminal act, and then induce commission of the crime so that the Government may prosecute.” See Jacobson v. US, 503 U.S. 540, 548 (1992).
Originally posted by Biigs
The US must have spent loads on this operation.
And the biggest question on my mind: Would he have been any danger if the FBI had not setup him up?