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  •  Not saying this is the case, but one could argue (2+ / 0-)
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    NYFM, wu ming

    that the dupes in the domestic cases were induced into doing something they wouldn't be likely to do otherwise.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Tue May 08, 2012 at 06:46:02 PM PDT

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    •  or the domestic cases involved (5+ / 0-)

      people so inept and incompetent that they wouldn't have been able to TP a house in the neighborhood without extensive help from the FBI.

      •  Explain that to JT Ready's family (2+ / 0-)
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        It don't get much more stupid than JT Ready. Even stupid can figure out a trigger.

        •  notably, the FBI did not run an op (0+ / 0-)

          on jt ready or the border militia nuts, in the way they've been doing to any and all collections of feckless loudmouths rhetorically but not operationally associated with islamic terror groups, or in the ohio case, assholes who tried to talk occupy into doing something violent.

          even though the border militia nuts are already armed and in the business of killing people.

          •  How do you know? (0+ / 0-)
            •  because they make a huge announcement (0+ / 0-)

              all over the press whenever they entrap some two-bit bunch of idjit bumblers.

              additionally, JT ready and his band have been left unmolested for years to harass, threaten and murder latinos and immigrants all over the border states. if muslims or occupy groups had been as heavily armed, as collected with criminal networks, or as openly insurrectionary against the government as the minutemen, they'd have been in federal prison within months.

              •  And yet (0+ / 0-)

                Just the other day I read a news article about a police investigation of JT Ready. Ir cleared him of participation of a shooting earlier this year. So except for actually investigating this guy, you are right about the police not investigating this guy.

                •  you're not following the thread (1+ / 0-)
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                  this started as a discussion not of all police investigations, but of a specific type of FBI entrapment op whereby a bunch of crazies is approached by a FBI informant, talked into doing something stupid, provided with the weapons, and then arrested once they move on the crime.

                  what's notable is that the FBI mostly seems to do these sorts of things with bumbling muslim groups (or more recently, anarchists), not the much more well organized and armed right wing groups, who tend to get civil rights investigations that are downplayed in the media, whereas the entrapment ops are loudly announced in the media no matter how disorganized and feckless the groups may be.

                  my point was that we know they haven't done that sort of an op with JT ready, because he was walking free to murder his family (and threaten latinos and immigrants all over the southwest). you bringing up an anemic investigation that was kept low key does not really dispute the point at all.

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