I pull back the curtain on Entrapment. How far can a government agent go to induce an ordinary citizen to commit a crime. Some states focus on the predisposition of the defendant, while other focus solely on the actions of the government. The issue of whether it was outrageous police misconduct or merely legal deception by law enforcement is one for the jury to decide based on the facts and circumstances of each individual case.
Courts have stated that “a line must be drawn between a trap for the unwary innocent and a trap for the unwary criminal.” Here is a fascinating expose on one federal agency’s program that purports to target violent drug dealers and robbers. View the video below of USA Today’s coverage of the ATF sting operations and read more about it here:
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