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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

60 Minutes on young informants

On Sunday, 60 Minutes ran this segment entitled "Young people going undercover in war on drugs."  The story covered several examples that have been in the news, including the recent Buzzfeed investigation into the student informant program at Ole Miss, the death of college student Andrew Sadek in North Dakota, and the death of Rachel Hoffman in Florida.  More examples are here.  For a thorough look at the ways that young informants are pressured and used, read the New Yorker article The Throwaways.