"Dateline: To Kill a Predator" - Jesse Wegman - Huffington Post

"Dateline: To Kill a Predator" - Jesse Wegman - Huffington Post

by: Jesse Wegman | publication date: February 23, 2007 | Publication: Huffington Post |

"Well, Dateline: you finally got what you wanted - a live execution, with cameras rolling. Are you satisfied? A man is dead, technically by his own hand: Louis Conradt, an assistant district attorney in a small Texas town, about to be arrested for chatting online with and planning to meet a minor (he thought) for sex. He did not actually leave his house, but he did talk about it online, and in Texas that's enough to constitute a crime. So the cops descend on his bungalow with Dateline in tow, and they get the goods, if not the guy: a loud bang echoes from inside the house as their cameras approach. Moments later, Conradt is wheeled out on a stretcher, his bloody hair waving in the breeze."

A response to the suicide of Louis Conradt after being targeted by Dateline.

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