The Intercept's just released a 4-part series about US government terrorism prosecutions since 9/11 called Trial and Terror, including amazing data visualizations: https://theintercept.com/series/trial-and-terror/
- csaurus repeated this.
@micahflee The FBI did something like that here in Rochester. They basically singled out a mentally ill poor person, pretended to be from ISIS and then gave him money to go buy knives and stuff from Wal-Mart. Then they arrested him for terrorism.
@csaurus They DeLorean'd the guy!?
@scribus I'm not familiar with the term.
@csaurus John DeLorean's whole cocaine debacle was entrapment from A to Z. Feds approached him, funded the buy, set up the connections, almost like they were trying to use him to bait the seller, then turned around and arrested him for drug trafficking.
@scribus Ahh, I mean it's not quite as clear cut in this case, but the man clearly had issues far beyond being a "terrorist sympathizer". http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/12/31/rochester/78122594/
But yeah, one of the FBI informants even encouraged him to go forward with his plot after he expressed hesitation.