Saturday, March 28, 2009

Perverted Justice

In class on Tuesday I was really interested with the ethical issues that arose with the perverted justice piece. I believe that the whole situation was full of ethical flaws. Don't get me wrong, I feel that perverts like the guys they caught should be exposed. The nature of the relationship between NBC or ABC (I am not sure which one) and perverted justice just seemed a little shady. Also, what about the guys chatting online pretending to be 13 and 14 children. They were deceitful in the act and I wonder if any law was broken there...or if it is just a gray area. The fact that the crimes were only committed online made for some interesting exploitation to make reality TV out of arrests when no crime was actually being done in the moment. I also found it a waste of time for cops to wait at the house to catch these predators. With warrants they could have gone to each house, arrested the guys and looked for more child pornography, drugs, and other illegal stuff. Seems like a weird deal to me.

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