Candygram4Mongo: So I should stop picking up those nickels I find on the sidewalk?
Mentat: The problem is that they aren't just leaving bait. They are putting on a performance for the sole purpose of drawing attention to the item and then, based on this article, nabbing anyone who comes close. While that may not technically fit the definition of entrapment, they are toeing the line about as close as they possibly can.
poot_rootbeer: Entrapment is coercing somebody into committing a crime. That's not what's happening here. This is the police arresting people who haven't committed any crime.Mens rea test, biatches.
fnordfocus: Hector Remarkable: Like a foolish fool, I approached a police officer and pointed out her situation. I'll never forget the cop either, because he was only like five foot-six and his nameplate read "Cocks". Officer Cocks seemed real annoyed with me, and suddenly a deluge of medical and police personnel appeared out of literally farking nowhere and swarmed around me and the scene. They propped the lady up and field tested her in front of me. She said she was fine, and they sent her on her way. A tall, stern looking medical type doctor man in a white body suit got in my face and loudly inquired, "Are you satisfied?" I mumbled, "sure", not really fully grasping it yet.I'm suspicious of your story.It's more believable that NYPD would have beat the fark out of you or arrested you for interfering with their sting than that they'd bother to have a fake doctor on hand.
Mugato: Isn't there a precedent here in the case of Finders vs Keepers?
Hector Remarkable: Yeah...summer of 2001, I'm wandering somewhere up Midtown East after getting my mail one Monday morning when, I think it was a subway stop near Lexington, I saw a lady face down at the top of the stairs, apparently passed out. She was well-dressed with a conspicuous purse filled with instant lottery tickets sticking out of it by her side. People just walked right by her. Oh, but not Mr. Remarkable.Like a foolish fool, I approached a police officer and pointed out her situation. I'll never forget the cop either, because he was only like five foot-six and his nameplate read "Cocks". Officer Cocks seemed real annoyed with me, and suddenly a deluge of medical and police personnel appeared out of literally farking nowhere and swarmed around me and the scene. They propped the lady up and field tested her in front of me. She said she was fine, and they sent her on her way. A tall, stern looking medical type doctor man in a white body suit got in my face and loudly inquired, "Are you satisfied?" I mumbled, "sure", not really fully grasping it yet.Later in the day, I sat on a bench down across the street a ways, for no good reason. I could plainly see the same lady laying again on the ground at the top of the subway stop..
bronyaur1: WTF is up with the NYPD? They clearly have WAY too many resources and a truly bad attitude toward their citizens.
AxemRed: One time I found a purse on a public sidewalk along a strip of bars. No one was around. I figured that some drunk girl had lost it. I took it with me, and I contacted her on Facebook. We met up the next day, and I gave her purse back. But I guess it would have been better if I would have kept on walking and said "not my problem." Better for me anyway... if I lived in NYC.
puddleonfire: Street theater happens all the time and I like to jump into it and make fun cuz I know it's a big fat fakery.Gang stalkers do it too with some undercovers nearby.One time some fed was playing guitar with sunglasses on outside a bar, then his buddy comes over to watch me watch him, and I see a pile of undercovers scoping everything at the first table on the patio. I say to the buddy "HEY you recognize this guy from his band?" "What band?" "Johnny Snitch and the Undercovers!" and I continue staring.The look of uneasiness was priceless./targetted individual 15+ years
thamike: Mugato: It's good to know that there's no crime in NYC so cops have the time to engage in entrapment.When i was waiting tables, I once saved a choking man's life, only to find out later that the four people sitting in the corner cheering me on were NYPD homicide detectives.
Mugato: It's good to know that there's no crime in NYC so cops have the time to engage in entrapment.
oh_please: After RTFA, I suspect that she or her daughter actually did grab the "cash", but since the whole bait scheme was so over the top/bullshiat, the judge threw it out, and rightfully so.Note that TFA is peppered with phrases "According to Myers' account", "Myers recalled", and "the lawsuit says".Not defending the NYPD in any way, shape, or form...they decided to stage a police chase? Really? REALLY?
Kiwimann: oh_please: .they decided to stage a police chase? Really? REALLY?Yeah, that was the most bizarre part about it. It would be cheaper and more effective to just use a bait car like other PD's do.
Popcorn Johnny: Not feeling any sympathy for people who take shiat that isn't theirs and then walk past uniformed officers without reporting it.
lordargent: SilentStrider: an argument could be made, not that I'm saying it would be successful in courtIt wouldn't.// unless they put a sign on the purse saying "free purse".
The Pope of Manwich Village: Did someone say "Entrapment?"[upload.wikimedia.org image 480x240]
skinink: Picking up a pack of unattended cigs is theft? Not only is that the most stupid thing I've heard, but I had already assumed Bloomberg had outlawed tobacco in NYC anyways.By the way, NYPD, ten years ago I lost a bag of chips in the subway. I demand you find the perp.
Molavian: I dunno, the little biatch tried to steal shiat out of an open car.
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