Perverting justice? Privacy ruling won’t stop vigilantes ‘addicted’ to on-camera stings…


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Date: August 04, 2017

01) Perverting justice? Privacy ruling won’t stop vigilantes ‘addicted’ to on-camera stings

“This week, B.C.’s acting privacy commissioner delivered a legal blow to a controversial Surrey vigilante group that lures, then shoots videos of people it claims are pedophiles, posting ambushes online in a bid to shame them.

In his ruling, Drew MacArthur ordered the Surrey Creep Catcher group to destroy those videos and any other personal information it had gathered.

MacArthur also took a swipe at the group’s claims that it protects public safety, saying its actions can’t be viewed as legitimate investigations or even journalism.

The ruling was called a “watershed” moment by an expert troubled by a rash of live-streamed stings — some of which turn abusive.

But it’s not clear the privacy ruling will curb so-called “creep catchers.

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…Ryan LaForge remains defiant.

He faces assault charges and now a privacy ruling against him but has no plans to stop.”

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…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive

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