DarkCntry wrote on May 3, 2014, 20:41:
Then they could easily preface their live-tweet with the same thing that COPS does at the close of their show about everyone show is innocent until proven otherwise in a court-of-law.
That said, it doesn't really matter as they've laid out the general idea of the sting. Follow the ads to the operations and the clients.
Of course, we could all get into the theories that this police department is corrupt and would intentionally setup people...but doing so in such a public manner would probably be one of the worst decisions in the history of man.
Has nothing to do with corruption. It has to do with what basically amounts to publicly shaming the guy before they have been proven guilty. Even a hint of improper behavior for MANY jobs can end up with you being unemployed.
Already put up my example of people getting busted improperly for it. It's a stigma related issue rather than anything. You can go online in most places and look up this information for people, so the information is there in the normal processing. They are going above and beyond to make an example.