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When protected witnesses are protected no more INSIDE CONGRESS Charlie Manalo 05/10/2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

When protected witnesses are protected no more

INSIDE CONGRESS
Charlie Manalo
05/10/2012
Witnesses under the government’s Witness Protection Program (WPP) are supposed to enjoy maximum protection from the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the corresponding agency where the witness or witnesses are entrusted.

Their testimonies play a crucial role in the resolution of the cases on which they are supposed to testify. These witnesses should at all times be protected from the dangers that those they may implicate may get back at them.

A big part of the country’s justice system relies on the security protection and the WPP is expected to be extended to state witnesses.

After all, the government is spending a fortune for their testimonies to be heard in court..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20120510com6.html

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