To Catch A Predator
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So I just finished watching the ...
March 6th, 2007 10:02 PM
To Catch A Predator
Mods: Not sure where this goes, but considering it involves Cops I Figured this would be a good start.
So I just finished watching the Dateline To Catch a Predator series this evening. Quite disturbing to say the least. Even more disturbing was that they nabbed a 15 year veteran police officer who had just returned to duty after being retired. Just goes to show there's twisted folks in all walks of life.
I was a bit concerned though, that they tried to perpetuate/push out so much fear and false information because they found firearms in the guys car after they arrested him. It was chocked full of gems like this: "He even had 30rnd clips with hollowpoint bullets also known as cop-killer bullets designed to penetrate bullet-proof vests".
I'm in no way trying to demean the work these folks are trying to do to get these twisted individuals off the streets, but continually misstating and misguiding information about firearms just does nothing but promote more fear and more ignorance. Quite frustrating tonight on all fronts! I suppose the good news at least is that they caught a bunch of pervs and locked em up.
March 6th, 2007 10:10 PM
I've watched a couple of those shows and like them. You are right that they catch "all kinds". Sounds about right for the usual media and their general ignorance about anything firearm related. At least I hope it's ignorance and not deliberate mis-information.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
March 6th, 2007 11:11 PM
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I'd hope that too but .......... I get real irked when this is so much the norm - it's like a broken record these days and so ''established'' I have little hope of a turn around toward actual accurate reporting
At least I hope it's ignorance and not deliberate mis-information.
Every darned time this crap gets hyped up and spouted - it's (yet) another article that is misinforming Joe Public - and that all makes our quest that much harder.
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March 6th, 2007 11:23 PM
I saw that tonight. I like the fact that child predators, regardless of who they are, are being locked up and prosecuted. Kudos to the LEO teaming w/ TV to catch the predators.
And yes, I saw the video. No, it's not a clip, it has a spring in it, so it is a magazine. And hollopoints expand to cease hostilities sooner then FMJ, not to penetrate armor.
On one hand, he was committing a felony (or attempting to commit one) and he had guns in his car. He should go down for his child predation AND doing this while being in possesion of firearms.
On the other hand, I just wish that dateline would not tie in mis-information about ammunition w/ the crime. If he had clips, magazines, JHP's or FMJ's, they were all bad because he was acting outside the law.
March 7th, 2007 01:53 PM
Ok, so non-expanding bullets that have better penetration are "cop killer" bullets.
More expanding bullets like hollow points are "cop killers" too.
The .50 BMG is armor piercing, incendiary, and heat seeking.
7.62x39mm is pointy, piercing, and explodes. It's generally fired from a "Really big gun" (it even has a scope on it).
Do I have this right?
FMJ is evil because because it's a military bullet and too deadly for us regular folk to use.
No cast lead "cowboy" bullets either. These will just lead to Dodge City shootouts in the streets.
No plastic "stealth" bullets because they can get through a metal detector.
Wadcutters are only for sniper pistols, nobody needs those.
Did I miss any?
March 7th, 2007 05:12 PM
March 7th, 2007 11:43 PM
I've watched several of these shows and it amazes me how brazen these perverts are even after getting caught.
March 8th, 2007 01:45 PM
"So I just finished watching the Dateline To Catch a Predator series this evening. Quite disturbing to say the least. Even more disturbing was that they nabbed a 15 year veteran police officer who had just returned to duty after being retired. Just goes to show there's twisted folks in all walks of life."
That sting was run at Walters, OK. They got a preacher, a registered sex offender, a couple of Ft. Sill soldiers as well as the cop. The soldiers were charged in federal court.
March 8th, 2007 03:04 PM
Oklahoma? I don't think it was the same episode. THe one I watched was at a beach house on the east coast of Florida. One has to wonder though...how stupid one must be for some of these folks that apparently have been caught on multiple occassions by the same show! At what point does their tiny brain cells decide this is a good idea? Just another mystery of life I suppose.
Originally Posted by Sig 210
March 8th, 2007 06:33 PM
Their tiny brain cells need to understand that they are sick beyond cure and "off" themselves for the benefit of society. F'ing scumbags human filth.
Originally Posted by packinnova
March 9th, 2007 03:06 AM
Back to the original topic, this clearly was a misrepresentation of what was in this dudes car. They said he had the .38, but showed pictures of rifles, ammo etc along with a .38. They never said he had the rifle etc. in the car, but the pictures lead you to beLIEve thats what he had. All the pictures shown were very much staged for effect.
The Flager Beach A/O says he had a gun on him. Notice the question and answer with the blond lady never addresses specifics?
Who is she anyway? Maybe they introduced her in a part of the show I did not see.
Here is a clip for those of who who did not see the show.
By the way, toss that guy in with all the other pervs in a general population prison, he'll get plenty of punishment.
"Just blame Sixto"
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