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Snitch: The Book ... Club

Ann del Llano,
Drug Law Reform Project
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December 12, 2007

Check out the play Ethan Brown’s new book Snitch is getting this week at the TPM Cafe Book Club. His book will be the featured subject, with special guests contributing to the conversation, throughout the week. Each post has a string of comments and the conversation is hot!

I loved the book and found it to be a real page-turner. I especially enjoyed his take on the Baltimore Stop Snitchin’ DVD, and the Tupac murder.

With the momentum provided by the U.S. Supreme Court rulings and the U.S. Sentencing Commission decision this week, this is a perfect time to highlight problems and propose solutions in the federal sentencing system. We need to start talking about a federal law that would ensure reliability of snitch testimony and that would require that snitch testimony be corroborated or validated by a second source.