• SNITCHING: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice
  • U.S. Attorney General's Guidelines on the FBI's Use of Confidential Human Sources
  • Sarah Stillman, The Throwaways, The New Yorker (2012) (article on the use of juvenile informants)

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Motion to Preclude Creation of Snitch Testimony

The Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit recently filed this motion asking the court to take protective measures to prevent jailhouse snitches from being created in the case of Kansas v. Adam Longoria. Asserting that "Mr. Longoria has no intention of talking to anyone but his attorneys about the facts of this case," the motion requests that the court "take measures to ensure that no jailhouse snitches or other suspect informants are created in this case to manufacture evidence for the state." This proactive defense tactic appears to be getting more common (see previous post: Interesting effort to preempt jailhouse snitching).