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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:02 PM

Last week the Chicago Police set up a bait trap by putting a truck full of tennis shoes in the hood





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Reply Last week the Chicago Police set up a bait trap by putting a truck full of tennis shoes in the hood (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 2018 OP
Flaleftist Aug 2018 #1
liberalmuse Aug 2018 #3
NCTraveler Aug 2018 #2
JCanete Aug 2018 #4
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 #5
demmiblue Aug 2018 #6
brush Aug 2018 #7
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 #9
uponit7771 Aug 2018 #13
Watchfoxheadexplodes Aug 2018 #17
uponit7771 Aug 2018 #11
dumbcat Aug 2018 #14
JCanete Aug 2018 #18
niyad Aug 2018 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #8
former9thward Aug 2018 #10
uponit7771 Aug 2018 #12
former9thward Aug 2018 #15
WillowTree Aug 2018 #16

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:08 PM

1. All the shootings and gang violence and this is how the police spend their time?

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:12 PM

3. It's as if they are there to bait and arrest...

Instead of serve and protect. I find this disgusting and itís a wonder so many people do not trust the police.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:10 PM

2. This is the ugly face of oppression...

 

Great job King.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:17 PM

4. how is that legal? And in Chicago? This still Emanuel's town?

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:23 PM

5. Don't steal

Just that easy

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:28 PM

6. ...

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:32 PM

7. Don't shoot unarmed people is even easier. R U on the right site?

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:39 PM

9. Because I support not stealing?

I'm on the wrong site?

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:48 PM

13. Might not support stealing but entrapment might be on the table. This is fucked up

... there are more pressing things going on around that area than a couple of shoes being stolen by kids.

Seeing its usually organized crime why set up around a basketball court?!?!

Anyway, I hate predators

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:57 PM

17. These are set up to deter theft.

Chicago, Detroit, New York are notorious having trucks parked broken into. Maybe someone will think next time.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:44 PM

11. Don't be a predator in any environment, just that easy

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:50 PM

14. Stealing is justified when

it serves a social justice purpose or benefits an oppressed group. it happens all the time. Wypipo just do it at a much larger scale.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 02:10 PM

18. seriously, in a kleptocracy that marginalizes and steals opportunity from people in inner cities,

 

you think that this is the action that rates as stealing? This is what rates as good use of our police officers time? Busting people on petty theft? In this world the lessons we learn is that stealing happening around us at every turn and frankly, its a hell of a successful business model. Ask the banks. Ask payday lenders. All this kind of lesson teaches anybody is that its not alright to steal if you are marginalized and get caught. The greater message of "don't steal?" You've got to be kidding me.

Edit...after looking at the story, I'm torn on whether or not it is entrapment, and I think Shaun King's presentation was misleading, but unless we want to focus on the real thieves I'm not that interested in smugly saying "just don't steal" to those who are trying to get by in this corrupt system. The focus is always to target the people at the bottom and never to target the people at the top.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 02:33 PM

19. you are okay with the actions of the police in that action? really? wow. . . . just. . . . .wow.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:35 PM

8. How about they open a bank account on Wall Street & leave the password at a brokerage? Real bait. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:43 PM

10. The story is fake as presented.

3 people were arrested with ages ranging from 21-59. It was an operation by the police and the railroad police who were trying to stop railroad robberies. The "bait truck" was a locked railroad trailer which was broken into. No "kids" were arrested.

I don't know if the amazon thing is fake or not but since it is associated with this story I suspect it is. I doubt any of the money is going for tennis shoes for kids or anyone else.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-bait-truck-controversy-20180808-story.html

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Response to former9thward (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:45 PM

12. They parked near a basketball court where kids were playing, come on ...

... lets not give them this much benefit of the doubt when this PD hasn't earned it.

The bait truck could've been parked anywhere

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:53 PM

15. It was not open.

It was broken into. No kids were arrested. Are you willing to stand behind whoever is pushing the amazon account? Who are these "kids" getting the shoes?

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:57 PM

16. It was parked in the general vicinity of where the RR containers are being broken into.

Were they supposed to try to catch the people committing those thefts in areas other than where the crimes have been taking place?

Bait only poses a danger to those who are disposed to taking it.

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