Agent Provocateur

October 1, 2008

AGENT PROVOCATEUR – n. a person employed to induce suspected offenders to commit criminal acts and thus be convicted.

I was never really aware of what an agent provocateur was, until now.  And you all get to share in my newfound knowledge!

Give the wikipedia article on this one a read.  It has some interesting examples of agents provocateurs.  I even found the youtube video to go along with the bit from Canada that is mentioned.  It’s crazy that it’s such a recent event.

And here’s an article about suspected agents provocateurs in the UK during a visit by President Bush.

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