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How vigilante 'predator catchers' are infiltrating the criminal justice system

36 mins | Oct 2, 2022
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In 2022, one YouTube channel tracking catchers had more than 920 amateur stings. It began with a live-streamed shaming in an Olive Garden parking lot. It ended with an Indiana cop on trial for child solicitation. Jessica Contrera profiles Eric Schmutte, a welder from Indianapolis turned vigilante predator. Here, she reflects on how this rising trend of vigilantism poses a fascinating argument at the centre of the American legal system.

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