Free Firefighter Robin Garrison

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Firefighter entrapped

Look this man was clearly entrapped. I’m not in favor in any way of sick dudes running around exposing themselves, but if a topless woman puts her leg on your shoulder and asks to see your penis, you show it to her! Someone has to stick up for us 42 year old males.

ABC News reports on this case and other recent, U.S. cases in which defendants have alleged they were entrapped:

Robin Garrison, an off-duty 42-year-old firefighter, was walking in Berliner Park in Columbus, Ohio, in May when he saw a woman sunbathing topless under a tree.

He approached her and they started talking and getting comfortable, the woman smiling and resting her foot on his shoulder at one point.

Eventually, she asked to see Garrison’s penis; he unzipped his pants and complied. Seconds later, undercover police officers pulled up in a van and arrested Garrison; he was later charged with public indecency, a misdemeanor, based on video footage taken by cops… While topless sunbathing is legal in the city’s parks, exposing more than that is against the law.

…The case is just one of the more extreme examples of police stings aimed at luring people into committing crimes, a tactic that has resulted in hundreds of arrests, many convictions and plenty of controversy.

Law enforcement officials say that such sting operations are an extremely effective means of lowering crime rates and stopping the criminally minded before they commit worse offenses… But such operations veer dangerously close to entrapment, say lawyers, civil libertarians and defendants who’ve been caught in sting operations.

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