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2007-12-13 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Compiled by Bill O'Neill

Compiled by Bill O'Neill

Question: It was revealed last week that the NYPD has been conducting Operation Lucky Bag, in which undercover subway cops drop a wallet and then stop and frisk the individual who picked it up when they assume there is no intention of returning it, which is illegal. Do you think this is good strategy? Why or why not?

"I don't think it is a good strategy at all. What they are doing is setting people up for trouble. It's entrapment." Robert Johnson, Canarsie"It's not a good strategy. It's not fair to people. It's violating people's rights. There's nothing good about it." Richard Armour, Canarsie"It's not a good strategy. You are supposed to prevent crime - not tempt people to commit crime. Most people wouldn't return it anyway." Paul Williams, Canarsie"No. It's entrapment. It's an illegal act by police. They are betting on somebody doing something wrong. The police might have a heightened sense of security nowadays - but you don't bet on the worst." Kathleen Yearwood, Canarsie

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