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.