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They were amateurs, apparently egged on by the FBI informer among them.

every time I read something like this it makes me crazy(er).  how many of these "terror cells" would exist, or plan anything more than pamphleting, if it were not for the paid agents-provocateurs?  how many windows would get broken at demos by young men in black masks if the agents-provs were not inciting, or even doing the window-breaking themselves?  there is more than one use for a black bandanna... it can conceal the face of an undercover cop as well as a wannabe revolutionary.

how many drug arrests would stick if the cops didn't plant evidence at the scene -- how many arrests are made solely to shake down the dealer?

what the hell kind of "justice" system consists of cops encouraging and abetting criminality, creating it where it might not otherwise have existed?  OK, sting operations on mafia organisations I can see, where you plant a mole in the woodwork in the course of a RICO investigation -- a fly on the wall.  but actively instigating crime in order to "forestall" it???

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 08:46:00 PM EST

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