- Jul 16, 2015
I’d say entrapment is a very different thing. And the US is using it against mentally unstable people who happen to be Muslim in order to look like they are fighting terrorism - justifying the budget and scaremongering (see Chris Morris’ latest film for instance).As is always the case when dealing with technicalities versus common sense and perceptions about what's right and wrong.
But those technicalities do exist for a reason. Take entrapment, for instance: that could be morally justifiable in some cases, from the viewpoint of an upright law enforcement representative - who has come to realize that the offender (who is guilty of multiple crimes, say) won't ever face justice unless a trick is played.
Can't be condoned, though - can it? The principle is more important than getting it right, morally, in an individual case.