Busting Internet Porn, Ethically

The FBI's arrest of more than 100 people for subscribing to child porn over the Internet was accompanied by little of the usual debate over possible entrapment. Opposing child-porn prosecution is surely the fastest way to lose public support. But another reason, investigators say, is that they were careful to avoid such charges. Lieut. Bill Walsh of the Dallas police department, which developed more than half the cases against Landslide Productions and its customers, says agents made contact with people who showed interest in child porn, but "if rebuffed, we didn't pursue them." Agents ignored requests for adult porn and pursued...

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