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No More Dateline Pedophile Nabs?

Dateline and tell them they’re gonna hafta find another ratings booster. The Arizona Supreme Court just ruled that pedophiles lured by reporters (or anyone else) pretending to be teenagers on the internet can’t be charged. Charging them with seeking out a minor for sexual purposes requries an actual minor to be involved.

9 Comments

  1. The Dateline program is unethical and embarassing. Who put them in charge of the US justice system? How can they film people and ruin their lives without a court first hearing the case? They are ruining people’s lives and the punishment certainly doesn’t fit the crime. Furthermore what they have done to these people is a crime.

  2. embarassing and unethical , lol, your an idiot at best.our legal system is a joke, thats why there are so many pedophiles that walk free now.I tip my hat to dateline and perverted justice,
    people like you i have pity for, when you speak of things you no nothing of.

  3. Ugh what an embarassingly stupid comment the one above me is. “‘your’ an idiot”. “speak of things you ‘no’ nothing of”. Give me a break. You speak a language you “no” nothing of. This idiotic practice serves no purpose but to fatten NBCs wallet at the expensive people who aren’t even actual pedophiles. Oh by the way pedophilia isn’t even a crime you clueless dumbass.

  4. Eric is right… so, he can’t spell, but his thoughts are right on target. No, the show is NOT embarrassing or unethical… what IS embarrassing or unethical are the men that are getting busted for thinking they are coming to meet a 13 year old.

    If you stand behind these perverts, you should be locked up with them. Obviously you don’t have any children… or common sense.

  5. PS… While pedophilia is NOT a crime, acting out on those feelings IS. And when those men are getting busted, they are carrying out those feelings. THAT is the crime.

  6. clap…clap…clap!

    BCM, I have to admit my ignorance. I did not think in 2006, people living in the dark, had no access to a .30, 65 watt light bulb! Hint: Flick the switch, pull the chain…or simply CLAP the lights on!

    These are grown-A$$ men, pursuing homo and hetero sexual rendezvous with 13 year young CHILDREN!!!! Their actions are yet the smaller issue, you must first have the DESIRE. Which is just sickening!

    So, to the rest of you…I pray that your light shines, before another innocent soul is destroyed!

  7. The politicians, and the media, want you to believe in the stranger danger myth. The fact is that, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, American Psychological Association, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and other experts; children are abused by a family member or someone trusted by the family in around 90 percent of all the cases and first time offenders make up 95 percent of all cases.

    In the past, we were told to be afraid of seditionists, abolitionists, pacifists, and communists. At the end of the day, there was nothing to be afraid of, just fear itself. During the communist scare of the fifties, a courageous journalist said, “There is a mental fear, which provokes others of us to see the images of witches in a neighbor’s yard and stampedes us to burn down this house. And there is a creeping fear of doubt, doubt of what we have been taught, of the validity of so many things we had long since taken for granted to be durable and unchanging. It has become more difficult than ever to distinguish black from white, good from evil, right from wrong.”

    We must have more faith in ourselves than in government to solve the problem. Citizens, communities, journalist, media personalities, and legislators should demand a National Sex Offender Public Policy Forum to address this issue. Then state and local governments can better formulate workable, cost effective laws that protect the rights of all citizens. Forums should include mental health professionals, jurist, law enforcement and corrections personnel, victims and their families, offenders and their families.

    What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong, in lieu of fostering a fearful witch-hunt mentality for ratings and easy advertising dollars, the media should step up to this societal challenge. They should strive to dispel the myths and create the environment for policy and subsequent legislation to succeed, creating a safe society for all children. Educate yourself, protect your children.

  8. Interesting thread… It is not productive to call someone stupid or the like. I may not agree with Dateline or it’s ilk… but I respect the opinion that others may have on this issue.
    I have seen nothing productive of this show. NBC is actually my favorite network and I watched every episode of “To Catch a Predator.”
    I see it as in the same vein as COPS… on Fox. Dateline however does not begin each telecast with: “These men are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.” Law & Order had an episode on last week that dealt with someone being murdered that was feature on this type of show.
    As far a stats go SO_Solutions is right. Your child is more likely to be molested by Uncle Jimmy, a school teacher or Deacon Jones than an “Internet Predator.”
    By the way, Pedophiles are attracted to kids up to age 12 ONLY! A predator is one who stalks… So to actually call them Predators is misleading. Is Former FL Republican Congressman Mark Foley an Internet Predator.
    I was having sex long before the age of consent in my native state. Which is now 16, at the time it was 14.
    Check out these groups… http://www.sosen.org

  9. People are WEAK for watching pitiful shows like these, and cheering weak minded people like perverted justice. This country is so fucked beyond repair, it’s not even funny anymore.

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