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    was part of a larger organization that the agent infiltrated and then betrayed.  That is fundamentally different than having an informer offer a "bomb" to people to blow something up while helping make the plans to do so.  There have been cases where the informant clearly took actions that would have been considered entrapment if it were a police officer doing the same thing, that's the major issue in a number of these domestic cases.  And I don't have any proof either way in the case of the recent attempted "bombing" of the bridge in Cleveland.  You might take the government's word for what happened but I'm skeptical about it until the full information comes out.  I'm not saying they weren't doing something wrong, because they clearly had violence planned, but having an informant incite them to do worse and then arrest them for it is horrible.

    Point taken about what constitutes inducement though.  I'll avoid using that word in the future.  Incitement would, I think, be the word I should have used.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Wed May 09, 2012 at 11:50:31 AM PDT

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