Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ugh- this is scary...

As a defense attorney, I have represented both snitchers and snitchees. Cooperating with the police is a risky business, for obvious reasons, and in the current climate on the streets it could be fatal if an informant's identity is revealed.

Which is why even I find this to be an outrage- for only $10 a month, you can subscribe to a national database of known informants. The operators of this site- whomever they are- had better not hope any one of these people gets killed. They would definitely be civilly liable under the Anarchist's Cookbook theory, and it would not take much for a smart prosecutor to make out a criminal case- I think it would survive prima facie for at least accomplice liability.