Friday, November 12, 2010

Kresky: Ensnaring Criminals or Creating Crimes?

If you haven't already checked out my friend and colleague attorney Harry Kresky's blog Legal Briefs, now's the time.

Kresky never fails to deliver a fresh philosophical take on the day's political events. Below is a link to his latest post about a sting operation targeting a group of unlikely suspects:
ENSNARING CRIMINALS OR CREATING CRIMES? The recent conviction of four men for plotting to blow up a New York synagogue presents one of the most peculiar and most troubling aspects of our criminal justice system, one which takes on new significance in the context of efforts to defend ourselves against terrorist attacks. The four were convicted for participating in a plot paid for and, for the most part, organized by a government informer. No synagogue was blown up. Indeed no one was harmed by the defendants' actions.
You can read about the particular case here.

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