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(WTSP)   Apparently, the idea of meeting undercover cops posing as kids on the internet for sex hasn't gotten old for firefighters, engineers in Manatee County   (wtsp.com ) divider line
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2012-09-18 12:40:23 PM  
Detectives say James Durkee tried to have sex with a 14-year-old boy and brought two bottles of lube and three condoms.

You can't say he's not thoughtful.
 
2012-09-18 01:15:02 PM  
oh the huge manatee
 
2012-09-18 03:00:54 PM  
Wait. You mean that there are still men in Bradenton young enough to still get it up? 43 of them! That Viagra is one hell of a drug.

Again, cops posing as a 14 year old on line. When are these morons going to learn?
 
2012-09-18 03:01:04 PM  
29. On the internet, all girls are men, and all kids are undercover FBI agents

/bears repeating
 
2012-09-18 03:01:06 PM  
Thankfully they'll never not rape fake children ever again.
 
2012-09-18 03:01:11 PM  

Sybarite: Detectives say James Durkee tried to have sex with a 14-year-old boy and brought two bottles of lube and three condoms.

You can't say he's not thoughtful.


Boy Scouts always come prepared.
 
2012-09-18 03:03:03 PM  
Among those arrested was a former sex predator, but many of them have good jobs.


Sex predator is now a job?
 
2012-09-18 03:04:37 PM  

curtis_e_bare: Among those arrested was a former sex predator, but many of them have good jobs.

Sex predator is now a job?


Seems so. And a bad one at that...
 
2012-09-18 03:05:42 PM  
Cop: Just admit to what you came here to do and we'll cut you a deal.

Perp: I came here to meet a cop for s#x who was role playing as a teenager.

Judge: Case dismissed.
 
2012-09-18 03:06:32 PM  
The article writer seems surprised that some firefighters and educated people commit crimes.
 
2012-09-18 03:07:34 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Thankfully they'll never attempt to rape not rape fake children ever again.


Dude, the cops/feds do this all the time with other crimes, like mass murder (terrorism). They will pretend to be a violent extremest, and when idiots try to help the "cause" and plan a bombing, they get pinched with no danger to anyone. Should they wait until they do blow up a mall/rape a child before they act?

Conspiracy to commit X is a crime, and not a thought crime either. Get used to it.
 
2012-09-18 03:08:29 PM  

Mr.Hawk: curtis_e_bare: Among those arrested was a former sex predator, but many of them have good jobs.

Sex predator is now a job?

Seems so. And a bad one at that...


Well after this I would say he is still a current sex predator
 
2012-09-18 03:08:57 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Cop: Just admit to what you came here to do and we'll cut you a deal.

Perp: I came here to meet a cop for s#x who was role playing as a teenager.

Judge: Guilty Case dismissed.

Reasonable

doubt, not silly excuse.
 
2012-09-18 03:10:08 PM  

FarkinHostile: Conspiracy to commit X is a crime


Yes, but conspiracy requires the agreement of 2 or more people. You deciding to break the law all by your lonesome is not a conspiracy.
 
2012-09-18 03:10:26 PM  
Damn, they made up a big poster with their names and photos. What if 1 of those guys is actually innocent? He's still farked.
 
2012-09-18 03:10:41 PM  
I'm glad the article acknowledges that not all engineers are sexless nerds. Hey Florida engineer Farkers, looks like there will be openings at LM and Alfa Laval.

/EE
 
2012-09-18 03:16:05 PM  
while I think the sex "laws" in this country need some reform... like I could be branded a pedophile if I'm 30 and bang a chick who's 2 days away from being 18) (texas) Seriously is there something magical that happens to some vagina in those 2 days that wouldn't make me some creeper? I can be 40 years old and date a 25 year old "legally" but I can't be 15 and date a 15 year old?

or if two 15 year olds bang each other one consentually -- one will be labeled for life just for doing what any 15 year old wants to do.

These dudes though? If you want to chat dirty on the net about being 14 or whatever that's fine with me -- but when you get up, walk out the door, and drive 5 hours to meet someone that's a little bit different.

These guys are more stupid than sick -- i mean really, they think that 14 year olds just hang out on the internet trolling for 40 year old men? No, they are at school banging all the 15 year old boys under the bleachers. Dumbasses.
 
2012-09-18 03:17:19 PM  
emotibot.net
 
2012-09-18 03:17:41 PM  
Detectives say James Durkee tried to have sex with a 14-year-old boy and brought two bottles of lube and three condoms.

You have to admire his optimism
 
2012-09-18 03:20:43 PM  
Because Sexual Predators are usually all old, poor street dwellers. They are never successful upstanding citizens.

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-09-18 03:21:39 PM  
I just don't understand why grown men or women would want to have sex with children. Get some help.

/Father of three
 
2012-09-18 03:24:02 PM  

fawlty: FarkinHostile: Conspiracy to commit X is a crime

Yes, but conspiracy requires the agreement of 2 or more people. You deciding to break the law all by your lonesome is not a conspiracy.



Fine, Attempted X then.

A guy amassing bomb making material, planning out an attack is committing a crime, even if he gets caught long before making a move.
 
2012-09-18 03:25:21 PM  

Baby Face Fister: I just don't understand why grown men or women would want to have sex with children. Get some help.

/Father of three


That statement from someone named "Baby Face Fister" made me chuckle.
 
2012-09-18 03:28:18 PM  
As a Patriots fan seeing one of the cops wearing a Pats cap made me a little proud.
 
2012-09-18 03:28:40 PM  

Guns n' Farkin Roses: Baby Face Fister: I just don't understand why grown men or women would want to have sex with children. Get some help.

/Father of three

That statement from someone named "Baby Face Fister" made me chuckle.


Heh
 
2012-09-18 03:31:49 PM  
curtis_e_bare: "Sex predator is now a job?"

No, no. You're just supposed to be surprised when deviants are clean-cut career folk with no prior record.
Because we're all still laboring under the delusion that crimes are universally committed by drifters and minorities.
 
2012-09-18 03:41:30 PM  
"Detectives say James Durkee tried to have sex with a 14-year-old boy and brought two bottles of lube and three condoms."
Two bottles??
Two bottles? Damn, planning on a long night I suppose? A little goes a long way buddy...not that I'd know. Sick MFer's
 
2012-09-18 03:46:32 PM  

accelerus: while I think the sex "laws" in this country need some reform... like I could be branded a pedophile if I'm 30 and bang a chick who's 2 days away from being 18) (texas) Seriously is there something magical that happens to some vagina in those 2 days that wouldn't make me some creeper? I can be 40 years old and date a 25 year old "legally" but I can't be 15 and date a 15 year old?

or if two 15 year olds bang each other one consentually -- one will be labeled for life just for doing what any 15 year old wants to do.

These dudes though? If you want to chat dirty on the net about being 14 or whatever that's fine with me -- but when you get up, walk out the door, and drive 5 hours to meet someone that's a little bit different.

These guys are more stupid than sick -- i mean really, they think that 14 year olds just hang out on the internet trolling for 40 year old men? No, they are at school banging all the 15 year old boys under the bleachers. Dumbasses.


In California, if you are convicted of urinating in public twice you are considered a sex offender.
 
hej
2012-09-18 03:53:36 PM  

Sybarite: Detectives say James Durkee tried to have sex with a 14-year-old boy and brought two bottles of lube and three condoms.

You can't say he's not thoughtful.


Not sure if that's thoughtful, or just planning an all-nighter.
 
2012-09-18 04:01:09 PM  
I nearly posted a bunch of stuff about the philosophy of crime prevention vs law enforcement, but decided that I'd just go make fun of people hurting themselves in dumb ways. There doesn't seem to be a solution.
 
2012-09-18 04:02:24 PM  

emersonbiggins: Sybarite: Detectives say James Durkee tried to have sex with a 14-year-old boy and brought two bottles of lube and three condoms.

You can't say he's not thoughtful.

Boy Scouts always come prepared.


And in a condom, apparently.
 
2012-09-18 04:04:06 PM  
"10 News poured over the men's backgrounds..."

Sigh. Tammie, why don't you have a seat right over there? Right, with all the other journalists who seem to have forgotten what homophones are.
 
2012-09-18 04:05:49 PM  

FarkinHostile: fawlty: FarkinHostile: Conspiracy to commit X is a crime

Yes, but conspiracy requires the agreement of 2 or more people. You deciding to break the law all by your lonesome is not a conspiracy.


Fine, Attempted X then.

A guy amassing bomb making material, planning out an attack is committing a crime, even if he gets caught long before making a move.


You have bomb-making material under the hood of your car, even if you're out of gas, and don't tell me you've never had violent thoughts about anyone in your life. Everyone's guilty.
 
2012-09-18 04:09:06 PM  

Radak: "10 News poured over the men's backgrounds..."

Sigh. Tammie, why don't you have a seat right over there? Right, with all the other journalists who seem to have forgotten what homophones are.


Gay people have special phones now? WTF is this world coming to?
 
2012-09-18 04:20:08 PM  

Mr. Ekshun: You have bomb-making material under the hood of your car, even if you're out of gas, and don't tell me you've never had violent thoughts about anyone in your life. Everyone's guilty.



So attempting to have sex with what I think is a 14 year old is OK then.

Got it.
 
2012-09-18 04:23:07 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Gay people have special phones now? WTF is this world coming to?


i.imgur.com

"No, the homophone."
 
2012-09-18 04:44:42 PM  

FarkinHostile: Mr. Ekshun: You have bomb-making material under the hood of your car, even if you're out of gas, and don't tell me you've never had violent thoughts about anyone in your life. Everyone's guilty.

So attempting to have sex with what I think is a 14 year old is OK then.

Got it.


False dilemma, appeal to emotion, appeal to popularity, etc etc etc. Whether or not it is "OK" to attempt to bone 14 year olds its something that has been done throughout human history up until around the last century in this country and is still done regularly in most of the world. And just like you say sexual attraction to anyone under 18 is not "OK" there are other cultures who say that ANY sex outside of a marriage is immoral regardless of the participants age. So are you right or are they right?

The reality is that police resources and the "justice" system are limited and any resources wasted on these losers are ones that can be put toward ending violent and property crimes.

You can tell by looking at the pics none of the guys arrested would have the balls to approach anyone they might be interested in sticking their dick into, underage or not. The police created the opportunities to commit the crime they are arresting these people for. The only reason it isn't considered entrapment is because these guys are "icky".

This whole thing and operations like this are political grandstanding and a waste of time and money. No different than any other kind of witch hunt that went on all throughout history.
 
2012-09-18 05:15:06 PM  

RembrandtQEinstein: False dilemma, appeal to emotion, appeal to popularity, etc etc etc.



Listing logical fallacies doesn't make them correct or apt, and does nothing considering the post I was addressing.

Whether or not it is "OK" to attempt to bone 14 year olds its something that has been done throughout human history up until around the last century in this country and is still done regularly in most of the world. And just like you say sexual attraction to anyone under 18 is not "OK" there are other cultures who say that ANY sex outside of a marriage is immoral regardless of the participants age. So are you right or are they right?

All of that is worthless. "OK" doesn't matter one bit. It is illegal to attempt to bone 14 year olds in the US. PERIOD. We all know this, it is common knowledge and that is all that matters in this thread topic.

The reality is that police resources and the "justice" system are limited and any resources wasted on these losers are ones that can be put toward ending violent and property crimes.

I'm pretty sure the parents in this thread would disagree with you. I know for a fact my brother would considering his (now 24 year old) daughter. Having LE deal with these guys prevents other, possibly worse crimes, namely those that would be committed by protective fathers. My brother would gladly go to jail to cripple a grown man who seduced/raped his daughter when she was 14. Is it "right"? No. Would it happen? You better believe it.


You can tell by looking at the pics none of the guys arrested would have the balls to approach anyone they might be interested in sticking their dick into, underage or not



Except they did. Online. Which is FULL of dumb 14 year old kids. Then, they tried to meet them in the flesh.

The police created the opportunities to commit the crime they are arresting these people for. The only reason it isn't considered entrapment is because these guys are "icky".

I suppose banks created the opportunities to commit crime by having money in the vault, right? Ooooh! Entrapment!

First off, you obviously have no idea at how LE operates in these cases, nor do you understand what entrapment is. Go find out how these "stings" work, and look up the elements of entrapment, then we can have a discussion on the topic.


This whole thing and operations like this are political grandstanding and a waste of time and money. No different than any other kind of witch hunt that went on all throughout history.

Mmmmm....yeah, about that....I'll just leave this here before I go home:

Police: Girl, 15, drugged, raped by man she met online

13-year-old raped by man she met on Twitter

Teenager raped by internet man
 
2012-09-18 05:16:23 PM  

curtis_e_bare: Among those arrested was a former sex predator, but many of them have good jobs.

Sex predator is now a job?


Obviously. You don't want to lose the job and become a former sex predator, so keep working hard!
 
2012-09-18 05:45:41 PM  
Oh the.....?
 
2012-09-18 05:58:08 PM  
Well for those saying that there are no under 18 year olds on the net looking for sex with older men you would be wrong. There is a department where I work that deals with internet crimes and there is a considerable amount of underage people looking for sex with older people on the internet. Many of the cases it is not as much about the sex as it is about trading it for some other desire that an older person could provide. In other cases it is the attention they get from the older person and they feel they need to have sex with them in order to keep receiving the attention.

I do agree these people are stupid, because if this is your bag you should agree to meet up at some public place for any reason but sex and when you show up don't have any sexual items on you that way if it turns out to be law enforcement they can at least only get you with the text you sent them and not intending to have sexual contact. If it turns out to really be an underage child then have fun.
 
2012-09-18 06:35:16 PM  
www.gamestersparadice.com

engineering
 
2012-09-18 07:31:10 PM  
10 News poured over the men's backgrounds and found two firefighters in the bunch, including Walter Knoering...

Say it ain't so, Chekhov!
 
2012-09-18 08:12:31 PM  

Radak: "10 News poured over the men's backgrounds..."

Sigh. Tammie, why don't you have a seat right over there? Right, with all the other journalists who seem to have forgotten what homophones are.


Came for this. Reading online "news" articles just gets more and more face-palmy.
 
2012-09-18 08:34:20 PM  

Sybarite: Detectives say James Durkee tried to have sex with a 14-year-old boy and brought two bottles of lube and three condoms.

You can't say he's not thoughtful.


It's that whole mismatched quantity thing you get with wieners and buns.
 
2012-09-18 08:57:39 PM  
10 News poured over the men's backgrounds and found two firefighters in the bunch, including Walter Knoering, who is a volunteer fighter with the City of Punta Gorda.

i160.photobucket.com

Walter who?!? Did what?!?!? The hell you say!
 
2012-09-18 10:00:24 PM  
So, looks like there is an open engineering position at Laval, and another one at LM guys!
 
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