"Social media are like a box of chocolates ..."
Dispelling the myths and correcting the terminology of 'The Hunters'.
(2) Child / Victim
There is no child or victim, these are inchoate offences. No minor is at risk of harm.
Due to the faux ages, adopted by the decoys, no paedophiles are involved in the process ...
(4) Sick (Bastard / Cunt etc)
An attraction to minors, of whatever age, has never been deemed a sickness (i.e. a disease, a physical or mental dysfunction/disability).
Prior to DSM V and in ICD 10 (soon to be ICD 11), the attraction was one criterion, within the 'diagnosis' of Paedophilia (now, Paedophilic Disorder).
Alone, such an attraction (which is, fundamentally, a thought), whether preferential or not, is not rare, nor a sickness; nor is it an act; nor is it illegal; nor is it immoral (as it is not chosen).
The legal legitimacy, of the birth of these men, is, also, never established.
This is a deemed useful and derogatory, but false, stereotype, so as to create, maintain, shame and bait 'The Other', and for those in sexual denial.
(5) Dirty / Filthy (Bastard / Cunt etc)
We have yet to see any correlation, between those men who have been stung, and level of cleanliness.
They have ranged, from the untidy and/or scruffy (mainly, at home), to the scrupulously-clean and well-dressed.
Once again, the legal legitimacy, of the birth of these men, is, also, never established.
This is a deemed useful and derogatory, but false, stereotype, so as to create, maintain, shame and bait 'The Other'.
(6) Nonce / Bacon Bonce / Beast / Animal
(7) Not Vigilantes
For now ...
(8) Not Entrapment
(Embedded Tweets - click date).
That is entrapment.
(9) Raising Awareness
(10) Protecting Kids / Prosecutions
(a) Meeting of minors and the target group, which is entrapped, is negligible, in terms of risk ...
Posted: April 19, 2017
Kent Police issue a stern statement after a paedophile hunter sting went wrong in Bluewater
""I would therefore urge anyone who believes they have information or evidence of online grooming, or knows that a suspect is planning to meet a potential victim, to contact Kent Police at the earliest opportunity so that police officers can deal with these meetings and capture the best possible evidence.
"We do have significant concerns about people taking the law into their own hands and the methods they use, and in some cases acting outside of the law, and would strongly advise against getting involved in, or setting up activities to entrap those suspected of intending to commit offences.
"Although seemingly well-meaning, this can significantly hinder our work, compromise on-going investigations and negate months of investigative work.
"There is also the risk that it can potentially identify people who are completely innocent and mistakenly associate them with grooming offences.
"I would add that whilst police have resources and expertise to protect the vulnerable and people with mental health issues, members of the public generally do not, and can cause such individuals to be placed at serious risk of harm.
"The positive news is that awareness among children and young people about the dangers of meeting strangers has grown considerably and incidents where children meet adults in these circumstances are extremely rare.""
(b) It is pointless ...
(c) Social media sexual (and not) participation of minors, is self-policing and self-regulating, particularly in terms of larger age differences ...
May 09, 2017
You’re a dirty paedo, go away: How teenage girl saw off Cheltenham sex offender on Facebook
"When she refused to co-operate and you threatened to make her famous by posting about her on Facebook that must have been very distressing for her.
"Luckily she fought back and brought matters to an end by reporting matters to her family. She has coped admirably with her predicament ..."
June 13, 2017
Schoolgirl warns of grooming dangers after being targeted by sexual predator
"A schoolgirl targeted by a drug dealing sexual predator has warned others of the dangers of grooming.
The young victim boldly spurned RB's (43) offers of cash, alcohol, drugs and free taxi rides to visit his home.
She told him: "I'm underage, I'm 15.
"You're too old.""
Hunters do not target minors, in their stings (for obvious, legal, reasons), but they are the markedly-largest group of those, who online (or offline) groom, meet and carry out sexual activities.
(11) Using Their 'Own' Time And Money / For The Social Good
The Supposed Pay-Off, along with Non-Judicial Naming and Shaming
More to follow.
(12) Safety and Survival
Risk of serious harm, or worse, for all, for nothing (see 10(b) and 14).
(13) Haters, Weak-Minded, Bullies and Empire Builders
(14) Response, Revenge and Payback / Unintended Consequences
Published on May 7, 2017
We've had a call to control, we are concerned for your safety. Jason Ford LOL
May 8, 2017
Wanted Southampton Man Jason Ford calls 999 to say he’s off to stab someone
(a) If one 'destroys' another's life, particularly for no good, real, reason, at least one of them is going to be looking for payback (ironically, Shane's MO, in fact).
Some are clever enough, to take it out on those who are very vulnerable, leaving the less vulnerable to weep and regret it all began. Some, have enough suitable and loyal contacts, to take it out on anyone.
An eye for an eye.
To laugh about the possibility, shows a terrible lack of judgement, in those who laugh and for the safety of others.
(b) The second issue, is, the 'Nothing Left To Lose', consequence.
Consider the choice one has to make, if one has abducted a minor, or offended on one, when one has nothing left to lose. Compare with the USA, extreme sentencing and murdered minors, and the cases of Mr Ian Huntley, Mr Roy Whiting, Mr Mark Bridger and other UK offenders, may have relevance.
(c) The third issue, is, further, ongoing, inevitable, costs (let alone the legal/judicial/penal bill).
8/6/17; Silent Justice
More details to follow.
(15) Shooting Fish In A Barrel / Low Hanging Fruit
This is an ongoing research project.
More to follow.
Always worth a watch ...
Friday 25 October 2013 18.48 BST
Vigilante paedophile hunters dispense morally dubious justice
More to follow.