Getting arrested in this country is only part of the problem. Guilty or innocent it is a branding for life. As you read through, the charges were dropped but the arrest remained a part of his record and it was followed by: “He was later released with a detention certificate that said there was “insufficient evidence” against him.” Not innocent or wrongfully arrested but ‘insufficient evidence.’
There is a creeping distrust of the term ‘sting’ sneaking into my mind because I am now thinking in terms of entrapment.
So, how many people who get lured into a sting would have acted on an impulse that was made tempting by skilled policemen trained to pray on the weaknesses of those thinking a thought but maybe never having the courage to act on it.