To Catch a Predator Dateline NBC Sued for $105 Million





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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2007

***UPDATE: This Texas city has since fired the police chief who orchestrated the sting.***

ABC 20/20: 'To Catch a Predator': A Sting Gone Bad

Esquire article on To Catch a Predator: "Tonight on Dateline This Man Will Die"

Rolling Stone article on Perverted Justice:

NBC is being sued for $105 million as a result of an induced death on Dateline NBC "To Catch a Predator".

"To Catch a Predator" is extremely unpopular with legal experts as it is considered illegal and entrapment as well as an unethical practice on the part of NBC. The lawsuit alleges:

• The network puts its profits ahead of trapping sexual predators

• The show unethically obtains confidential data from local law enforcement officials

• The program fabricates evidence and ultimately commits bribery by offering law enforcement officials inducements to participate

• The show coerced law enforcement officials into cooperating with its stings

All of that adds up to racketeering, bribery and civil rights violations, according to the lawsuit, which outlines a pattern of violations in other locations where it was filmed.

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