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MOBI í DOC Snitch Informers Cooperators and the Corruption of Justice 9781586484927 ´ Our criminal justice system favors defendants who know how to play the 5K game criminals who are so savvy about the cooperation process that they repeatedly commit serious crimes knowing they can be sent back toOur criminal justice system favors defendants who know how to play the 5K game criminals who are so savvy about the cooperation process that they repeatedly commit serious crimes knowing they can be sent back to the streets if they simply cooperate with prosecutors In Snitch investigative reporter Ethan Brown shows through a compelling series of case profiles how the sentencing guidelines for drug related offenses along with the 5K11 section have unintentionally creat This book dives into the myriad problems with the criminal justice system using the present uproar over the Stop Snitching campaigns as a backdrop Brown points to the anti drug laws of the 90s as the major turning point for rising crime rates He's never forgiving of criminals who have committed astonishing acts of violence but he adeuately shows how the present laws fail to deter crime and instead foster a culture of mistrust in communities afflicted by drugs violence and corrupt policeHere in Oregon we're facing an initiative on our November ballot that deals with mandatory minimums Already being talked about as a tough on crime initiative I encourage every Oregon voter to read even just the introduction to Snitch before voting in a destructive policy

KINDLE º Snitch Informers Cooperators and the Corruption of Justice Ù Ethan Brown

Ed a cottage industry of cooperators and led to fabricated evidence The result is wrongful convictions and appallingly gruesome crimes including the grisly murder of the Harvey family in Richmond Virginia and the well publicized murder of Imette St Guillen in New York City This cooperator coddling criminal justice system has ignited the infamous Stop Snitching movement in urban neighborhoods deplored by everyone from the NAACP to the mayor of Boston for encouraging wi The information here is both fascinating and appalling Ethan Brown takes us into the world of police cooperators These aren't like informants who are people on the streets being paid to provide police with information on criminal activity Cooperators are the criminals who have been arrested then given a lighter sentence or no sentence at all in return for 'snitching' on someone else These people have every incentive to lie and often do Entire FBI cases have been tried and won on nothing than the word of cooperatorsSnitch is a mixture of real stories that read like crime fiction and jaw dropping facts This is one of those books I think everyone should read

READER Snitch Informers Cooperators and the Corruption of Justice

Snitch Informers Cooperators and the Corruption of JusticeTness intimidation But as Snitch shows the movement is actually a cry against the harsh sentencing guidelines for drug related crimes and a call for hustlers to return to old school street values like do the crime do the time Combining deep knowledge of the criminal justice system with frontline true crime reporting Snitch is a shocking and brutally troubling report about the state of American justice when it's no longer clear who are the good guys and who are the bad Another great book out of Perseus that I was fortunate enough to copyedit this summer The author tracked down police lawyers informants and criminals to research how informant laws aren't working and even why our nation's drug laws are really stupid His description of how crack came to be seen as the worst drug ever is eye opening That combined with his careful analysis of the corruption involved in various police investigations gives this book uniue value Recommended