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Dept. Of Righteous Shootings

I'm not sure if this qualifies for Kim du Toit's Dept. Of Righteous Shootings but what the hell, I don't expect many tears in Texas....

Telegraph | News | Lawyer in TV 'sting' commits suicide

A Texas lawyer shot himself dead after being caught by an internet paedophile sting set up by a television programme.
Louis Conradt Jr, 56, killed himself as police approached his home to serve him with an arrest warrant for soliciting sex from a minor. Police said the former district attorney had gone online to solicit sex from someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy.
The "boy" was a decoy for a sting operation being run by an internet watchdog and Dateline NBC, a news show that includes the series To Catch a Predator, which aims to entrap paedophiles who surf the web for victims.
An NBC camera crew was outside the house ready to film when the fatal shot was fired.


Not that I have any sympathy for kiddie fiddlers, but doesn't this sound a little too close to entrapment for comfort? Especially as a significant reason for the whole concept to exist seems to be for the entertainment of the masses.

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