Entrapment

Crime & Drugs

A North American first: Canadian judge rules an anti-terror investigation was entrapment

Charges against John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were dropped in Canadian court on Friday afternoon, after a judge ruled that the police pushed the couple into planning a bomb attack.
Rachel Browne
7.29.16
Crime & Drugs

'Make It Look Like It's ISIS': A Fake Bomb, a Would-Be Terrorist, and an FBI Sting in Miami

The FBI says it caught a terrorist trying to blow up a synagogue on the outskirts of Miami — but the FBI supplied the bomb as part of an undercover operation.
Benjamin Gilbert
5.17.16
Crime & Drugs

Man Convicted of Bomb Plot in Canada May Have Been Radicalized by Spy Agency

The British Columbia man convicted last summer of plotting to bomb the province’s legislature might have been radicalized by someone from Canada’s spy agency, according to newly released court documents.
VICE News
1.14.16
News

What It's Like to Be an Undercover FBI Agent

Bob Hamer spent 26 years undercover for the FBI, where he posed as a drug dealer, contract killer, pedophile, degenerate gambler, international weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal.
Oliver Hotham
11.23.15
Crime & Drugs

Computer Generated 10-Year-Old Girl Ignites Ethical Debate with First Pedophile Conviction

An Australian man was convicted this week for webcam sex with "Sweetie," a fake 10-year-old Filipino girl created by a Dutch advocacy group.
Colleen Curry
10.23.14
Opinion and Analysis

The Line Between FBI Stings and Entrapment Has Not Blurred, It's Gone

A new report highlights how feds can set up an entire terror plot and still get terror convictions against Muslims.
Natasha Lennard
7.22.14
WEEDIQUETTE

The War on Kids

This is the story of Jesse Snodgrass, a kid with Asperger's syndrome who was arrested by an undercover cop posing as a student at Jesse's high school. This is the story of how the war on drugs preys on the most vulnerable.
Krishna Andavolu
7.9.14
News

A Sketchy Florida Sheriff Says Child Molesters Have Been Working at Disney World

During a lengthy, unnecessary press conference, Sheriff Judd delivered a long sermon, reassuring the people of Central Florida that he would double his efforts to protect their children. He's cagey on the details of his operation, though, and he's not...
Mike Pearl
7.2.14
WEEDIQUETTE

The War on Kids - Trailer

VICE Staff
6.9.14
News

The FBI's Failed Two-Year Campaign Against a Group of Nonviolent Activists in the Midwest

Nearly two dozen people were hauled before a grand jury because an undercover FBI agent said they were talking about revolution.
Charles Davis
3.31.14
Bad Cop Blotter

Undercover ATF Agents Exploited and Arrested Mentally Disabled Drug Addicts

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently discovered that the ATF has misplaced guns, manipulated the mentally disabled into buying automatic weapons, and even talked some teenagers into getting neck tattoos.
Lucy Steigerwald
12.9.13
Motherboard Blog

How to Get an Internet "Terrorist" To Plant a Bomb (If You're the FBI)

Last Friday, the U.S. Joint Terrorism Task Force announced the arrest of Adel Daoud, a suburban Chicago teenager who’s since been said to be “enamored with Osama bin Laden and intent on killing Americans.” Daoud is charged with planting a bomb outside...
JONATHAN LIU
9.18.12