We also know that some prosecutors, police officers, FBI Special Agents and others who are given the power to enforce laws are overzealous, even breaking laws themselves in their pursuit of those they call the "bad guys" and, it must be said, in their desire to advance their careers.
It is often said that those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear. That is true only when those who have the power to take away the freedom of citizens use that power strictly according to the rules and ethics governing their profession.
As for society in general, we support the harshest punishment for "public servants" who betray their trust by breaking any law or ethical constraint designed to protect potential defendants. While none of the authors at this site supports the death penalty under any circumstances, some of us are passionate enough about intentional abuse of power by police and prosecutors that we are willing to make an exception in such cases. We're serious. The power to take away a citizen's freedom is awesome, and must not be misused, purposefully or by mistake.
As for this Web site specifically, any attempt to compromise our integrity and any instance of slander or libel regarding this site or its authors will be vigorously challenged in court. One of our members, and a number of our supporters, are lawyers, and we do have the resources and the will to respond. Not only will there be no mercy from us during any such proceedings, but we can guarantee that we will prosecute any such case with joy and celebration. Freedom of expression fully warrants this attitude. It is precious.
Finally, a word to self-styled "predator hunters". We realize that in many cases you believe your motivation is honorable -- to rid the world of people you don't like. Just remember that there is a very significant difference between a person who breaks the law and a person (or Web site!) who has opinions that you don't like. Segments of the community may support your efforts, but when it comes right down to it, vigilante "justice" is illegal and dangerous. We will respond if necessary.