In the federal criminal system, snitches are rewarded with freedom, money, and sometimes even drugs and sex. I’ve felt for years that there was something wrong with a system that rewarded people for providing evidence against other people. (See my “snitches” page on bennettandbennett.com.) But what can we do about it?
Sean Bucci of Massachusetts has one idea. His new site, Who’s a Rat?, allows people to share information on government informants. As more people learn about the site, I expect fewer people will sign on to be government informants because they will realize that the government often cannot keep their identities secret.
Sean has chalked up a win for the First Amendment. For freedom, too.