Drug War Chronicle #496 - August 3, 2007

Phillip S. Smith, Editor - David Borden, Executive Director

Feature: Snitching in the Spotlight -- House Committee Holds Hearing on Informant Abuses

When Atlanta narcotics officers shot and killed 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston last November after falsely telling a magistrate an informant had named her address as a drug hot-spot, they opened a window on a very shady part of the American criminal justice system. Now, Congress has taken a look and some key members are ready to rein in the snitch system.

Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

Reader Blogs picking up, all sorts of marijuana stuff, Clinton & Obama on needle exchange, drug policy softball team scores top spot in league, more...
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