"Operation A Team" Undercovers pose as teens in local high school- 19 arrestedSubmitted by CalGal on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 17:58
I really hate the thought of kids doing drugs, but I can't support this kind of "sting" operation. I live in Poway. In general the kids here are great. Virtually no gang activity or vandalism, etc. going on.
I work for the State. A two year long "sting" was conducted in my department concerning employees selling licenses for bribes. The FBI arrested four people from another office and one from my office had gone on vacation and never returned prior to the arrests.
While the investigation continued, I hated the way I felt. Distrust of all customers and anyone who spoke to you friendly and polite. Didn't even trust co-workers I've known for years. I carried a key chain recording device at all times. I was ready to call the sheriff on any FBI prick who might offer me a bribe.
I would think this kind of operation could screw with these high schoolers' heads as well. Teaching them not to trust anyone.