History YMMV / Dateline

1st Apr '17 8:38:36 PM asknostalgiabum
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** A few predators had shown up on these episodes more than once. This includes Michael Syvert in California.

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** A few predators had shown up on these episodes more than once. This includes Michael Syvert Seibert in California.
30th Mar '17 3:21:25 PM PeaceAndLove
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** Among the predators themselves, LorneArmstrong.

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** Among the predators themselves, LorneArmstrong.Lorne Armstrong. Well, about as much of an ensemble darkhorse as a pedophile can be, anyway.
7th Mar '17 6:57:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* YouLookFamiliar: Invoked in reality at least two times:
** One man caught in a California sting operation showed up again at their next California sting 8 months later. Chris is quick to remind him of that.
** In a recent ''Hansen VS Predator'' episode, Chris believes he recognizes the man who shows up at the house, later revealed to be a man that Chris had traveled with on the commuter train for several years.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Invoked in reality at least two times:
** One man caught in a California sting operation showed up again at their next California sting 8 months later. Chris is quick to remind him of that.
** In a recent ''Hansen VS Predator'' episode, Chris believes he recognizes the man who shows up at the house, later revealed to be a man that Chris had traveled with on the commuter train for several years.
26th Feb '17 7:28:22 AM asknostalgiabum
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The segment and Chris Hansen are this to Dateline as a whole.
** Among the predators themselves, LorneArmstrong.
17th Feb '17 3:02:38 PM AngelHalo
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* WhatAnIdiot: The ''To Catch a Predator'' series make it a point to highlight predators who come to the traps despite having seen the specials before.

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* WhatAnIdiot: The ''To Catch a Predator'' series make it a point to highlight predators who come to the traps despite having seen the specials before. Numerous examples lean on WrongGenreSavvy, and others are GenreSavvy gone wrong, and some are just plain ignorant to the law. For instance:
** Plenty of these predators would attempt to absolve their intents, or explain away incriminating evidence (such as pornographic images) by claiming the (decoy) child was the one who invited them. Unfortunately for them, a child cannot legally give consent.
** A few predators had shown up on these episodes more than once. This includes Michael Syvert in California.


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** Some attempt to run from the police, such as Michael Patterson in New Jersey, which got him a taser shot and tackled to the ground for his trouble.
** Despite Chris Hansen making it clear he has evidence in front of the predator, they still attempt to lie their way out of the situation, which only harms their case.
13th Jan '17 7:22:34 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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** Played straight with some of the more memorable predators, like Michael Wilusz (genericwhitemale), and Michael Warrecker (can_i_rape_you_anally).
9th Jan '17 5:42:57 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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** On the other hand, the questionable ethics surrounding uding entrapment led Creator/CharlieBrooker to claim that it made him feel sorry for the child rapists.

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** On the other hand, the questionable ethics surrounding uding entrapment led Creator/CharlieBrooker to claim that it made him feel sorry for the child rapists.
9th Jan '17 5:42:27 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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** On the other hand, the questionable ethics surrouding entrapment led Creator/CharlieBrooker to claim that it made him feel sorry for the child rapists.

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** On the other hand, the questionable ethics surrouding surrounding uding entrapment led Creator/CharlieBrooker to claim that it made him feel sorry for the child rapists.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdD7moRwN0M&feature=youtu.be One of the predators]] was caught twice '''''in 24 hours''''', using the same account both times.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdD7moRwN0M&feature=youtu.be One of the predators]] was caught twice '''''in '''''within 24 hours''''', using the same account both times.
21st Dec '16 3:14:07 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* MemeticMutation: "Why don't you have a seat over there?"

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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"Why don't you have a seat right over there?"there?"
** One pedophile's incredibly creepy delivery of ''"Yeah..."''
21st Dec '16 3:14:19 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* {{Squick}}: Putting aside the obvious squickiness that comes with the {{paedo hunt}}, there was once a man who planned for a girl to perform a sex act ''[[BestialityIsDepraved on a cat.]]''
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