Subway Set-Up
March 6th, 2007

In an editorial entitled Manufacturing Misdemeanors, the New York Times calls for an end to the New York Police Departments subway sting, Operation Lucky Bag, in which unattended bags have been left in subway stations deliberately in order to arrest passersby who take them; 220 New Yorkers have been arrested so far. People wandering off with lost property ranks far down the list of law enforcement priorities, the Times writes, and among its negative effects might be to discourage Good Samaritans who would take the property in order to find its rightful owner.

By on March 6, 2007, 8:35 am
In category: Crime & Safety,Gotham City,Transportation | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Subway Set-Up”

  1. Bill Corrigan Says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Please tell me that the NYPD is not doing this. This must be a joke.

    How can the NYPD know the intent of someone picking up a unattended bag? What if they want to return it? What if someone is concerned it’s a terrorist weapon of some sort and is looking to get it away from the public?

    What happened to our civil liberties?

    I cannot believe this is real.


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