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Author Brown, Ethan, 1972-
Title Snitch : informants, cooperators & the corruption of justice / Ethan Brown.
Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, [2007]

Author Brown, Ethan, 1972-
Subject Informers -- United States.
Informers -- United States -- Case studies.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States.
Drug control -- United States.
Law enforcement -- United States.
Description xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-254) and index.
Contents Feeding the federal beast : Giuliani day, Congress's anticrime bills, and candy bar justice -- Bad to worse : snitching scandals, coddled cooperators -- King Tut's third strike : the murder of Tupac, three strikes legislation and the fall of Brooklyn's most storied hustler -- Line 'em up and indict 'em : the cooperator casting call that brought down Euka Wadlington -- Mark's bad trip : the shaky science that led to increased penalties for ecstasy dealing and the dealer who turned cooperator because of them -- Brotherhood of the bookstore : the $100,000 informant, the Thirty-fourth Street bomb plot, and the preemptive indictment brought by the feds -- Jonathan Luna's last days : the rap label, the rogue cooperator, and the murdered prosecutor -- Killer cooperators : the Harvey family and St. Guillen murders -- Stop snitching : the barber, the corrupt cops, and the prosecutor on the frontlines of the battle over witness intimidation in Baltimore -- A session with sessions : sentencing reform and snitching solutions.
ISBN 9781586484927 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1586484923 (hbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 157023392
Table of Contents
 Prologue: Says Who? Cooperators and Informants Replace Investigative Work1
 Introduction: Section 5K1.1 and the Rise of the Cooperator Institution9
Ch. 1Feeding the Federal Beast: Giuliani Day Congress's Anticrime Bills, and Candy Bar Justice19
Ch. 2Bad to Worse: Snitching Scandals Coddled Cooperators43
Ch. 3King Tut's Third Strike The Murder of Tupac, Three Strikes Legislation, and the Fall of Brooklyn's Most Storied Hustler55
Ch. 4Line 'Em Up and Indict 'Em The Cooperator Casting Call that Brought Down Euka Wadlington81
Ch. 5Mark's Bad Trip: The Shaky Science that Led to Increased Penalties for Ecstasy Dealing and the Dealer Who Turned Cooperator Because of Them99
Ch. 6Brotherhood of the Bookstore: The $100,000 Informant, the Thirty-fourth street Bomb Plot, and the Preemptive Indictment Brought by the Feds119
Ch. 7Jonathan Luna's Last Days: The Rap Label, the Rogue Cooperator, and the Murdered Prosecutor135
Ch. 8Killer Cooperators: The Harvey Family and St. Guillen Murders153
Ch. 9Stop Snitching: The Barber, the Corrupt Cops, and the Prosecutor on the Frontlines of the Battle over Witness Intimidation in Baltimore169
Ch. 10A Session with Sessions: Sentencing Reform and Snitching Solutions195
 Epilogue: Case Closed? Are Stop Snitching and Witness Intimidation Leading to Low Clearance Rates and a Return to the "Bad Old Days" of the 1980s?215

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