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An ISIS cell. An undercover FBI agent. A community torn apart.
It cannot be known with any degree of certainty what percentage of FBI “stings” consist of targeted individuals who were induced or “entrapped” to agree to commit crimes and who would not have otherwise committed such crimes, but in my opinion it’s a large majority.
To bring serious charges against the youth, the government had to show that the youth were “predisposed” to do something. The FBI set up a sting operation to ensnare them. To assist with it, they engaged [a] 20-year-old [informant].
Once again we are living in era where vulnerable people are picked off by government power to make everyone afraid…
In a motion filed April 15, Rayyan’s lawyers, Todd Shanker and Benton C. Martin, wrote: “The government clearly exploited Rayyan, and blatantly attempted to steer him toward terrorism as an acceptable form of suicide before God.”
Cleveland Anarchist Bomb Plot Aided and Abetted by the FBI Rather than target real risks of domestic terror, like neo-Nazis, the FBI entrapment machine demonises anarchists and Muslims By Arun Gupta, Guardian UK 29 November 12 via RSN Brandon Baxter, one of five men arrested earlier this year for plotting to blow up a bridge […]
Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment Against the Occupy Movement? Is the government unleashing the same methods of entrapment against OWS that it has used against left movements and Muslim-Americans? By Arun Gupta May 24, 2012 | AlterNet Photo Credit: Shutterstock With the high-profile arrest of activists on terrorism charges in Cleveland on […]