“I run one of the biggest jails in the state of Texas. I’ve got over 900 prisoners. And it’s because of programs like Crime Stoppers that a lot of them are there. It’s the American way of doing it. Pay ’em for it. Snitch on somebody and let’s get ’em in jail. It works,” Smith said.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Pay-per-snitch: "It's the American way"
Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith (the county seat is my hometown of Tyler) extolled the virtues of the Crimestoppers program in a recent speech, according to this morning's Paris News, portraying it as one, big pay-per-snitch program: