Bait Bikes: Clever Theft-Deterrent or Entrapment?
Inspired by a Toronto campaign to reduce bike theft, British police are deploying GPS-fitted, poorly locked and unlocked "bait bikes" around town and tracking their whereabouts after they are inevitably stolen. It's apparently quite effective—trial runs led to 45-percent drops in bike thefts. It not only helps police catch lowly bike thieves, but also leads them to warehouses full of stolen bike collections.
What do you think: Does using bait bikes constitute entrapment?
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