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‘The Dr Phil Show’ uncovers new form of vigilantism by ‘pedophile hunters’ who ‘honeytrap’ child molesters and publicly shame them

[meaww.com – 12/11/19]

Wednesday’s episode of ‘The Dr. Phil Show’ featured a unique phenomenon. Vigilante “pedophile-hunters” are a thing. Dr. Phil described it as a “controversial form of vigilantism that law enforcement is just not in favor of.”

What these hunters, who are regular citizens, do is they bait potential child molesters to arrive at a certain location. They then catch them on camera and post their details online. One of these so-called pedophile-hunters is a man called Tony.

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Tony founded the “Team Loyalty Makes You Family” group on Facebook. A plumber by day, Tony live-streams his encounters with people who he believes are child molesters.

Speaking on the show, he said, “Law enforcement is a joke when it comes to this.” He added, “There’s a problem with the system.” Tony further said that he loves his nightly escapades. “I love doing what I do. It’s almost like being a superhero,” he said.

Authorities are not happy with this vigilantism. In a letter issued to the show, Captain Greg McLean from the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the Post Falls, Idaho, police said of another such “pedophile hunter” Jesse, the founder of the online group “Hunted & Confronted” that, “Jesse does not have the skills or ability to successfully build a case against alleged predators.”

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The “DR” Phil show, he’s not really a doctor btw is what’s wrong with America. Sensationalist nonsense like that needs to be put off the air.

Phil has a PhD in Psychology and a partnership with Oprah Winfrey. His foundation is aimed at correcting childhood obesity. Not so popular to confront parents who let their children over induldge with junk food and other intake obsession. I’ve got no time for he, or his show. His wife cakes on the makeup and I know why.

@Tim in WI

Dr. Phil is a self-promoting sensationalist. Ad hominem attacks on his wife don’t belong here.

“Dr.” Phil is just as much as a “doctor” as Karl Hanson. Both Phil and Hanson are unlicensed/not licensed. (A lot of people are surprised when they learn Dr. Phil is unlicensed.)

Karl Hanson and Phil McGraw appeal to the same people who look for easy (but often wrong) ‘answers.’ That’s why they are both popular to their audiences. Drs. Hanson and Phil are popularist-types, that the mainstream media love, and are woven from the same type of cloth.

The difference is that one has a ridiculous television show propped by Oprah, while the other has the STATIC99 tests propped by the powerful governments.

Welcome to 2020 and beyond… when truth seems to matter less. 🙁

Never use “Static-99R” and “test” together without placing a quotation around test. :-p

The thing is that if I did this for, say, people speeding or texting while driving or people leaving a bar an getting in their car then their would be outrage and I would immediately get a cease and desist order from law enforcement. But since people on the registry are the minority group that is approved for harassment and persecution then this is ok. But this is not new. To Catch a Predator show was done by non law enforcement. They would set people up and then contact the news and law enforcement once they set people up. These cowards would never try this with drug dealers selling drugs to children because there would be risk of violent retaliation. It is pretty much understood that people on the registry are compliant and non violent, that is why they are a target group by vigilantes as well as law enforcement, they are easy game.

“I love doing what I do. It’s almost like being a superhero,” he said.

This pretty much sums up this pathetic loser’s life. He’s a blue collar underachiever with a hero complex. Let’s see how much a super hero he is when one of his victims confronts him with a Mossberg.

Please take the time to report these accounts. They violate the Terms of Service of YouTube, Facebook, etc. especially where law enforcement has actually stated that these vigilante groups not only endanger people, but make it difficult for police to do their jobs. Any form of vigilantism creates a significant risk of violence to all the parties involved.

I just reported the “Hunted & Confronted” YouTube channel for child endangerment since that is exactly what they are doing by interfering with law enforcement’s ability to do their work. I also reported their Facebook page.

Thanks for reporting them, Sunny! I reported them to Twitter a week or so ago when they staged a bonfire protest at a University of Texas Classics Professor’s home at which they broke his windows, scrawled “Pedo” in big letters on his house and banged on his doors and screamed threats while he was inside. He has never been accused of being a “pedo,” except by these P.C. storm troopers and is considered to be a leading expert in his field. https://www.thedailybeast.com/students-want-thomas-hubbard-fired-for-work-on-pederasty-but-university-of-texas-says-its-protected-speech

This is a feel good story. Most people gossip and point out others weaknesses or issues to avoid focusing on their own issues! I bet 1000000000/1 this guy has issues of his own!

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