Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Washington DC, other police deal with c.p. stings


Del Quentin Wilber has a Metro page story in the Dec. 1, 2009 Washington Post about online undercover cops that follows on to the story about the Vanity Fair article last month. This concerns the Washington DC Metropolitan Police and FBI agents who pose as “consumers” of illegal content rather than as minors. The story is titled “Child porn cases take toll on investigators: Job exposes team to images of abuse few can comprehend”, link here.

The job requires specialized psychological tests and involves working with materials so graphic as not to be describable on a post like this (or in a conventional newspaper).

There seems to be almost no difference in the energy with which local police departments conduct undercover activity, as to whether they are in “liberal” of “conservative” areas, with respect to problems like this.

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