I have always felt mixed emotions concerning sting operations on the Internet aimed at catching someone making sexual proposals to an underage girl. Scott Ritter, who gained fame in 2003 by opposing the Bush invasion of Iraq has now been trapped three times by police posing as underage girls. I agree there is a problem. I agree underage girls should not be solicited by older men, but is this the best way we can utilize police forces? White collar crime robs more underage girls of their lives than any Internet solicitor. Yes, it is immoral, unethical, terrible for a man to solicit young girls in an effort to have sex with the female.We are now in a situation in which thousands of police are being laid off. We need every member of the police force to focus on crime, and we send hundreds off to prey on older men whose penis is simply too active.
Since the police these days are asking volunteers to do some clerical work, why not turn over Internet sting operations to volunteers. I am certain some sex perverts would be all too glad to volunteer.