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February 28, 2008

Justice for Perverted Justice?

predator-hansen-book-cover Earlier posts here, here and here addressed NBC's To Catch a Predator series, in which a television crew cooperates with police and a vigilante justice group to create child predator crimes. Then, the television crew follows the police as they apprehend the suspects, which NBC broadcasts for all to see in a sort of modern version of a witch hunt. This dubious combination of law enforcement and "entertainment" resulted in the tragic case of Louis Conradt, Jr., the late North Texas prosecutor who committed suicide with the witch hunters were on his front doorstep.

Now, this Dan Slater/W$J Law Blog post reports that Condradt’s sister is suing NBC in New York for $100 million, claiming, among other things, intentional infliction of emotional distress. Slater reports that her case has already survived the preliminary motion to dismiss stage of the lawsuit.

I don't know about you, but I hope she rings the bell on NBC.

Posted by Tom at February 28, 2008 12:00 AM |

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