Lesley Stahl reports on law enforcement’s controversial use of young confidential informants in the war on drugs, some of whose cases ended tragically
Rachel Hoffman’s tragic death turned [Lance] Block into an advocate. He sued the City of Tallahassee and won a $2.8 million settlement for Rachel’s parents, and he has argued for more openness and greater protection for confidential informants ever since.
via http://www.cbsnews.com/news/confidential-informants-60-minutes-lesley-stahl/ [full episode available here]
College kids aren’t as low (age-wise) as Florida police will go in recruitment. I’ve written more than once about “Caged Crusader” Harold Hempstead and his ignored pleas for justice for Darren Rainey, a mentally ill Dade Correctional Institution inmate who was scalded to death by guards in June of 2012.
I addressed the fact that Harold shouldn’t be in prison, under the hidden-from-the-jury circumstances that relate Harold’s conviction to Lesley Stahl’s Confidential Informant segment. Here is part of