Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Why Life for ‘Snitches’ Has Never Been More Dangerous"

But inmates determined to unmask a “snitch” are getting more sophisticated, diving deep into court dockets and decoding sentencing motions filed by prosecutors for clues to who is talking. A proliferation of court records online on PACER—the pay-per-page portal run by the courts-—and smartphones have made it easier for criminal gangs to find files that could expose cooperators, according to judges and lawyers.