Reply To: Police sex offender entrapment stings produce convictions without victims


Tim, All Americans have lost their rights and privileges, There’s no more 5th Amendment rights.
In Law The Fifth Amendment was part of the Bill of Rights, providing that no person be required to testify against himself or herself in a criminal case and that no person be subjected to a second trial for an offense for which he or she has been duly tried previously. As far as sex offenders the courts have allowed the police and prosecution to use and twist the defendants own words against them to establish prosecution..

The second section is the “double jeopardy” clause, and it protects citizens against a second prosecution after an acquittal or a conviction, as well as against multiple punishments for the same offense. Caveats to this provision include permissions to try persons for civil and criminal aspects of an offense, conspiring to commit as well as to commit an offense, and separate trials for acts that violate laws of both the federal and state governments, although federal laws generally suppress prosecution by the national government if a person is convicted of the same crime in a state proceeding. They also civilly commit a sex offender once he’s done his him and commit him for the same offence but rather than call it what it is double jeopardy they refer to it as civil commitment to bypass the laws and not have people sue them down the track. Everything in US law is a play on words and a sly way for enacting such laws without further repercussions from the people.