IT HAS BEEN SAID that the manner by which the government fails to protect witnesses who are vital to the solution of grave crimes is already a crime in itself. The Witness Protection Program (WPP) is in such a serious need of both support and reform that many witnesses would rather live outside the program’s supposed shelter.
With such a sorry state of affairs, it is already amazing that some people actually agree to become state witnesses.
But are all witnesses qualified for coverage under the WPP?
For today’s Data a Day:
True or False: Anyone who has witnessed a crime and is about to testify before an investigating agency may be admitted into the Witness Protection Program of the Department of Justice.