By John Novak, 420leaks editor
Medical Cannabis patients have had to face a very corrupt practice used by law enforcement: Police Informants.
One of the most infamous cases concerns the following in Okanogan County here in Washington State. North Central Washington Drug Task Force knowingly used an HIV-positive prostitute as an undercover informant to lure men into selling her drugs. She was also a medical cannabis patient. Thanks to the November Coalition for making us aware of this case. Please click the link to read that article here: http://www.november.org/razorwire/rzold/25/page15.html
I was also set up by a police informant in Okanogan County who tried to extract a $5000 reward for turning me in to the Washington State Patrol. Fortunately, he never got his money because the criminal charges were dismissed after 2 years of court hearings. Links to my story here:
To learn more about how police informants are used, there’s no better teacher than Alexandra Natapoff. She’s been investigating this issue for years.
Her blog is at http://www.snitching.org/
Book TV: Alexandra Natapoff, “Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice” http://youtu.be/Zok5D9B12GQ
Snitching: The Institutional and Communal Consequences
By Alexandra Natapoff on 420leaks