I can live with the fact that the person I buy drugs from could be an undercover officer or informant waiting to bust me. I can also live with the fact that the hooker I pick up could be an undercover officer. I've even become comfortable with the fact that any number of my friends, family members, and co-workers could be forced to dig up dirt on others to get out of going to jail themselves. Let's face it, we've become a country of spies. And with tens of thousands of laws, almost everyone is guilty of violating something. But, I never thought I would see the day when a candidate for elected office was an FBI informant running a fake campaign to dig up dirt on crooked campaign workers.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
When you know the whole informant thing has gotten out of hand
Others have discussed this, but Cicero at To the People made the point about snitches best: