Sting ops are unethicalPublished 10:36am Monday, May 9, 2011
On May 3 an article appeared in the Daily Journal that confirmed suspicions I’ve held for a long time — that secret police operate within Fergus Falls and Otter Tail County. I have long suspected that that sting and spy operations occur here.
In fact, I interviewed an officer last year, for my show American Truth asking, “How many undercovers are in the Fergus Falls Police Department?” I was given the misleading answer of “0.”
And while technically accurate, he made no attempt to acknowledge the county undercover agents working in Fergus Falls and inferred there were none.
The article I refer to is titled, “19 alleged drug dealers arrested,” in which it described a tax-payer funded, three-month, sting operation upon our fellow Americans. This is appalling, for two reasons:
1. Taxpayers should never fund government spying on their fellow citizens.
2. Sting ops are unethical.
For instance, the ethical questions raised by sting ops are as follows: If an innocent was never tempted or coerced to break the law, would the “crime” have even occurred? Where else might secret police be stationed? In our schools? Workplace? In our churches?
Knowing about the MIAC report doesn’t make it seem inconceivable.
Secret police lie about who they are and they create situations that normally would not exist. In a free society, this is unacceptable. Most of us recognize the dangers of drug use, but lying to the public, setting
us up, coercing and spying on us is not the way to prevent drug abuse. Only strong parenting, coupled with proper parental education, can do that. Dr. Ron Paul once said, “Government should never be
allowed to do anything you can’t do.”
I couldn’t agree more. Lies, deceit, coercion and manipulation belong
to the devils, not law enforcement. It should be self-evident secret police and a free society cannot co-exist.