Prof. Natapoff quoted in article on the role of snitching in the Whitey Bulger trial
Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in the Boston Globe on Johnny Martorano's snitching in the Whitey Bulger trial.
Excerpt from the story, "Dirty Secrets and Sweet Deals":
"That extraordinary moment pulled back the curtain on the everyday machinery of criminal justice, the part we rarely get to see. The dirty secret is how much of the system rests on evidence given by the guilty in exchange for a reduced punishment — or, in Martorano’s case, a reward. Those deals remain secret unless they go to trial. And since 95 percent of cases never do, the public never really knows how most justice is actually dispensed, according to Alexandra Natapoff, professor at Loyola Law School and author of Snitching."
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