It isn’t perfect, by any means, but the survey is now out and available to all police pro active sex sting victims. Here is the link for those of you who haven’t yet filled it out:
I’m already learning from responses… for instance, did you all know the following incentive existed in the previous ICAC statute?
(b) National program
(1) State representation
The ICAC Task Force Program established under subsection (a) shall include at least 1 ICAC task force in each State.
(2) Capacity and continuity of investigations
In order to maintain established capacity and continuity of investigations and prosecutions of child exploitation cases, the Attorney General, shall, in establishing the ICAC Task Force Program under subsection (a) consult with and consider all 59 task forces in existence on October 13, 2008. The Attorney General shall include all existing ICAC task forces in the ICAC Task Force Program, unless the Attorney General makes a determination that an existing ICAC does not have a proven track record of success.
The Attorney General can cut a state’s funding if their results aren’t up to expectations?!?
Granted this is an older version of the statute but significant in that this is how the program was set up to be run. Here is the link if you’d like to read for yourself (thank you scott).
Doesn’t this sound like a cousin to “Bratton’s Cancer”? The practice in NYC of quotas for arrests and summonses created under the leadership of New York’s police commissioner William Bratton? Popularized by the HULU documentary “Crime and Punishment”
And the current formula for federal ICAC funding is still based on the number of reported arrests and successful prosecutions.
Yet with all this damning evidence that perchance police proactive sex stings are an illegal scheme developed by states to fund their police forces, finding believers is still hard to do.
Right now, a man sits on trial for ‘legally’ murdering another man, George Floyd, in the streets, with witnesses, caught on video tape – and we don’t believe cops could twist the rules for federal funding and overtime pay???
Shame on each of you who still blindly believe all police officers just try to help and do the right thing.