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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 12:18 PM
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"Perverted Justice" and NBC's "Dateline"
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More and more, the more I read about this, the more I'm seeing a news network that is working with a group of vigilantes who practice their own version of McCarthyism. /

I saw a video on YouTube, where a respected local reporter tried to get an interview about the serious questions people have about this "Perverted Justice" group, and the head of that group launched into nothing but personal slurs against the reporter.
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  -"Perverted Justice" and NBC's "Dateline" Archae  Aug-23-07 12:18 PM   #0 
  - sorry but these "vigilantes" are working with the legal justice system so I don't buy your argument  wordpix   Aug-23-07 12:24 PM   #1 
  - If that's what they were doing, fine.  Archae   Aug-23-07 12:31 PM   #2 
  - I don't mind them working with the police, BUT I do loathe  SoCalDem   Aug-23-07 12:34 PM   #4 
     - Exactly.  Archae   Aug-23-07 12:58 PM   #6 
     - Remember the Running Man?  sarcasmo   Aug-23-07 06:14 PM   #45 
  - I think it's hilarious  cgrindley   Aug-23-07 12:33 PM   #3 
  - Don't you have a problem with the concept of manufacturing a crime?  wuushew   Aug-23-07 01:07 PM   #7 
     - They folks that are arrested  Epiphany4z   Aug-23-07 01:13 PM   #9 
     - How so, if there was no 13 year old involved? Definitely a thought crime.  soothsayer   Aug-23-07 01:20 PM   #10 
        - The laws for online solicitation of minor involve the perp initiating the contact and setting up  aikoaiko   Aug-23-07 01:30 PM   #12 
        - Yeah, well said, plus, who cares what happens to pedophiles?  cgrindley   Aug-23-07 02:33 PM   #18 
        - These aren't the people to do it. Read, then tell me whether you trust PJ  TheWraith   Aug-23-07 05:49 PM   #43 
        - So when someone "represents themselves" as being over 18, then  BR_Parkway   Aug-23-07 06:19 PM   #46 
           - Well, at least they couldn't be charged with that specific law. the way I read it.  aikoaiko   Aug-23-07 07:16 PM   #48 
        - these guys troll  Epiphany4z   Aug-23-07 06:00 PM   #44 
     - Oh, goodie.  Jackpine Radical   Aug-23-07 01:23 PM   #11 
  - so what do you think should be an alternative?  Donnachaidh   Aug-23-07 12:50 PM   #5 
  - So now people who disagree with Perverted Justice are "pedophile activists"?  TheWraith   Aug-23-07 01:35 PM   #13 
  - The police should be the ones who enforce criminal laws.  KaptBunnyPants   Aug-23-07 02:27 PM   #14 
  - Simple: do the stings, but don't make a TV show out of it.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-23-07 02:30 PM   #16 
  - Take it off of TV  proud2Blib   Aug-23-07 02:32 PM   #17 
     - Many people are flabberghast to learn and see how many "average joes" come to the sting  aikoaiko   Aug-23-07 02:52 PM   #24 
  - I used to hang out at  Epiphany4z   Aug-23-07 01:11 PM   #8 
  - These vigilantes are not even trained law enforcement officers  proud2Blib   Aug-23-07 02:30 PM   #15 
  - I'm A Huge Supporter Of To Catch A Predator. Each One Of These Perverted Scumbags Taken Off The  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-23-07 02:37 PM   #19 
  - See #16 and #17. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-23-07 02:46 PM   #20 
  - I Did, And Found Them To Be Monumentally Irrelevant.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-23-07 02:48 PM   #22 
     - I do see a difference, and I prefer the "no TV" version. Glad to see you have no problem with it. nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-23-07 03:02 PM   #27 
        - If They're Off The Streets, They're Off The Streets. I Fail To See How Being Televised Changes The  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-23-07 03:08 PM   #28 
           - You mean you wouldn't mind losing the punishist porn? Not one little bit? -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-23-07 04:46 PM   #33 
              - Oh How Silly.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-23-07 05:41 PM   #41 
  - You and I don't see eye to eye on a lot of things. Most things actually  NNN0LHI   Aug-23-07 04:47 PM   #34 
     - Two Points:  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-23-07 08:26 PM   #49 
  - I say it's entrapment, because the "victim" is fictional.  bob_weaver   Aug-23-07 02:47 PM   #21 
  - As long as PJ agents don't initiate the contact or make the first move to meet in person...  aikoaiko   Aug-23-07 02:51 PM   #23 
  - That's wire fraud. Perverted Justice should be convicted of fraud, for misreprenting themselves  bob_weaver   Aug-23-07 04:43 PM   #30 
  - Criminal fraud? I don't think so.  aikoaiko   Aug-23-07 04:53 PM   #36 
  - There's a very good argument to be made that they're creating a part of the problem.  TheWraith   Aug-23-07 05:29 PM   #38 
  - I might be going out on a limb here, but I'm willing to bet you're not a lawyer....  Balbus   Aug-23-07 02:55 PM   #25 
  - Perverted Justice should be convicted of wire fraud for this. They misrepresent themselves online.  bob_weaver   Aug-23-07 04:43 PM   #31 
  - They Think They Are Talking To A Real Kid And To The Law That's All That Matters  DemocratSinceBirth   Aug-23-07 03:16 PM   #29 
     - Why the hell does any kid believe this? And why the hell does any parent let their kid meet someone  bob_weaver   Aug-23-07 04:45 PM   #32 
        - The Parents Go Out  DemocratSinceBirth   Aug-23-07 04:48 PM   #35 
        - Truth is, it's rare in the extreme.  TheWraith   Aug-23-07 05:24 PM   #37 
  - they need to do more study into pedophilia  Magic Rat   Aug-23-07 03:00 PM   #26 
  - The show is a good thing  insleeforprez   Aug-23-07 05:31 PM   #39 
  - I think the sad fact of these "stings" is that they are hard to prosecute  tammywammy   Aug-23-07 05:37 PM   #40 
  - Here's a lovely example of why the Perverted Justice people are dangerous:  TheWraith   Aug-23-07 05:47 PM   #42 
     - That's pretty sick  tammywammy   Aug-23-07 06:26 PM   #47 

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