- Spencer Ferri
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Is it good to trap people with stealable cars and broadcast their arrests as entertainment?
I was watching TV with my girlfriend the other day and we came across a show where cops in some American state would target people who were previously convicted of grand theft auto, by placing a good car in the perfect spot to be stolen.
They put a camera in the car, video-taping the person driving away with the car. In the episode I saw, the guy had a strange conversation with an invisible man while he was driving, meaning he was obviously disturbed.
After letting them drive on tape for a bit, they stop them and arrest them, demeaning them and putting them down for stealing the car.
I found this show offensive. It seemed like dropping a hit of heroine by an addict and then arresting him for giving into his addiction. But if it's on TV, it must be appreciated and agreed with by some.
So... Is it right to trap people with created scenario's of theft? And is it right to broadcast it as entertainment? Or is it wrong?