Tony Newman from Alternet explains in this article how last year in Florida, young undercovers were sent into three high schools posing as students. These undercover officers went to "classes, became Facebook friends and flirted with the other students. One 18-year-old honor student named Justin fell in love with an attractive 25-year-old undercover cop after spending weeks sharing stories about their lives, texting and flirting with each other."
Cops tricked students, pretended to be their friends, and even had guys fall in love with them. After becoming close enough with the students, the cops then asked them to get them weed and sell it to him. This kid Justin never sold the weed to the officer he "fell in love with". He thought he was doing her a favor and always gave it to her for free. Another time when she asked Justin to get him weed, the cops decided to do a "random raid" and busted Justin for selling and possessing marijuana.
The honor student now has a felony on his record and probably won't even get into the school of his dream.
And what was the purpose of all of this? The cops states they're trying to stop a drug war, but instead perpetuated the crime, tricked kids who were not even involved with drugs, and busted them. I really don't think this is solving anything. If they really want to stop crime, be on the streets and prevent it from even happening. Instead, they just seduced young kids just because they could.
In no way is this ending the drug war. Nothing good came from this. Sometimes authorities piss me off.
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