Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Texas leg to investigate uncorroborated snitching

Democratic Representative Harold Dutton has filed HB 189, hoping that this year the Texas legislature will ban uncorroborated testimony of jailhouse snitches.  The snitching is a terrific tool for prosecutors, so it may be a difficult sell.  In the past, Pete Gallejo was in charge of the committee overseeing criminal justice; he has ascended to national Congress.  [disclaimer:  Pete was not only my student at U.T. Law but was Teacher's Pet.]   Let's hope Rep. Dutton can open a fruitful debate.


Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger