specifically within the adam walsh act, in florida, it allows the ICAC to enact "proactive investigations" and this is how they avoid being pursued for entrapment.

Blacks law definitions


A behaviour that focuses on results and actions rather than acting when something happens.


A term that means to examine and to look at carefully, discover the factor make a legal inquiry.


In general, the exertion of power; the process of operating or mode of action; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan. See Little Rock v. Parish, 3G Ark. 100; Fleming Oil Co. v. South Peun Oil Co., 37 W. Va. 053, 17 S. E. 203.

so an investigation, would be to observe only, and an operation is when you do something. The actions of ICAC overreach the definition of the term investigation, are not an investigation and cannot be defined as such when interacting in the manner they do to do what they do. The creation of a profile, fraudulent portrayal of ones self, and coordination of multiple parties and agencies to guarantee a 100% conviction rate to get as much funding and convictions as possible, amounts to racketeering, continuing criminal enterprise, fraud and entrapment under current law and legal definition as laid forth in blacks law dictionary, and state statute.

please support all responses with case law, either federal or state of florida, or one of 17 states laws this act effects.

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    I'm voting to close this as off-topic because it is a rant rather than a genuine question. Jun 28, 2019 at 8:40
  • The English language is more flexible than you suggest. Words don't always have a fixed meaning in every context and phrases often mean something different than the constituent words in isolation. In particular, "proactive investigations" has a clear meaning and is not contradictory.
    – ohwilleke
    Jun 28, 2019 at 17:12

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what if two words in a law or act are being used but are contradictory?

Your post is unclear in that you did not link or cite any specific language of the section(s) or statute(s) that make you concerned, nor did you elaborate on "the manner they do to do what they do". Absent that context & detail, it is impossible to come up with statutory or case law that addresses a concern so broad.

The excerpts of definitions included in your post do not lead to inconsistencies. For instance, the definition of investigation does not exclude the notion of conducting operations. Nor should the definition exclude that notion. In fact, certain operations are so intertwined with --and are so indispensable in-- the investigative process that it would be absurd to try separating them. At the very minimum, an investigator ought to conduct operations to the effect of securing or preserving evidence, lest its loss or deterioration render both process and conclusion unreliable.

The investigators' creation of a fake profiles is most likely intended to evidence a defendant's pattern of conduct. This is relevant in the prosecution of wrongs and crimes for which legislation requires proof of defendant's mental state. That type of operations would be illegal if, for instance, the investigators impersonated the defendant (such as in fabricating "evidence" that would seem self-incriminatory) or by procuring testimony from third parties with the investigator knowing or reasonably judging that such testimony would be false.

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