This is just like police officers posing as passengers on public transportation.
It at least shows evidence to a stubborn public that deceptions are part of their daily lives.
Why wouldn't cops do such things? They are supposedly already more slick than criminals right?
No one ever goes further and questions the abuse of power possible with such covert measures being taken for the public's supposed 'safety and well being'.
The entire country is now run by covert means. Its no different than a mayor and the sheriff in a small town running the town thier entire lives. Its simply on a grand scale now.