Wednesday, May 23, 2007

US Govt. Wants to Sweep All Its "Rats" Under The Rug

Updated:2007-05-22 14:53:25
Web Sites Listing Informants Concern Feds
The New York Times
(May 22) - There are three "rats of the week" on the home page of, a Web site devoted to exposing the identities of witnesses cooperating with the government. The site posts their names and mug shots, along with court documents detailing what they have agreed to do in exchange for lenient sentences.

Last week, for instance, the site featured a Florida man who agreed in September to plead guilty to cocaine possession but not gun charges in exchange for his commitment to work "in an undercover role to contact and negotiate with sources of controlled substances." The site says it has identified 4,300 informers and 400 undercover agents, many of them from documents obtained from court files available on the Internet.

"The reality is this," said a spokesman for the site, who identified himself as Anthony Capone. " Everybody has a choice in life about what they want to do for a living. Nobody likes a tattletale."Click here for more.


Blogger Tuva or bust said...

I wonder if Pete Hendrickson is on the rat list. After all, he wore a wire in order to setup his close friend...

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