I have been watching a disturbing trend lately that is worthy of addressing. Government informants are not only working to save themselves in criminal prosecutions and getting paid cash $s to do it, many are also playing to the media, writing books, offering consultant services and booking speaking engagements. At least in the days of Sammy Gravano and Henry Hill, the snitches and government informants hid not only from their victims, but also from the limelight. Their informant lies and drivel were not thrown in our faces.
I was first disturbed by this snitches
in the limelight problem - and hey, I'm coining the term here, so
consider this first source - late last year when Sabu, the snitch
from the Jeremy Hammond / Anonymous prosecution came out publicly in
mainstream news interviews. Next thing I knew, he was booking
speaking engagements. What unadulterated flippin' audacity!
I admire Jeremy Hammond and resent Sabu
from the bottom of my heart. Nothing I can do about Sabu's new-found
fame in the media except to turn my back (and wallet) on any business
that decides to insult the public with his paid presence. Anyone that
knows anything about the snitch / informant part in the failed US
criminal justice system and deplorable prison industry should join me
on that. Sabu and the rest if his ilk are the dregs of this
society and as they laugh and speak in news interviews, their victims
suffer every day, all day.
Additional recent encounters with this
obnoxious new phenomenon involve former players in the world of adult
business that turned informant. I read an article the other day about
Anna Gristina dealing with a probation problem over a picture. Of
course the State of New York is making its play to lock her in a cage
again. I did a Google search for her name to find more info on this
new issue, but most recent articles that showed in search were about
former hooker Rebecca Woodard, and she was bragging about how it was
hard as hell to hook Anna Gristina as she played the role of snitch /
Woodard wrote a book about her efforts
as a hooker turned informant and has been interviewed in mainstream
news numerous times. She apparently embellished the snitch role. I
just did a search on Amazon and her stupid book isn't selling much
with those damning reviews. You could get the hardcover copy for $.01
used, if you wanted one, but according to numerous reviewers, she
can't form a decent sentence and you'll suffer boredom attempting to
read it. Well, that's good news. Anna - 1, Snitch hooker - 0!
The next encounter was the result of a
search on Heidi Fleiss. Heidi has always been an interesting person
and I just wondered what she was up to these days. In the search
results were numerous articles about former hooker Alexandra Datig. A
search on Datig revealed much about her. Apparently she's an
anti-marijuana crusader among other new occupations. Go to hell
Datig; you're completely f'ing clueless.
Datig (of Heidi Fleiss fame - just so
she knows why anyone at all would listen to a word she says) has also
embarked on a new career as a victim, claiming that she was a victim
of human trafficking. Good grief - escaping prosecution and being
paid as an informant while working as a hooker for lots of $s wasn't
enough for this informant / snitch - she has the audacity to claim
victim of human trafficking status. Have you ever heard anything so
absurd? Oh and of course she's writing a book about her life, as if
anyone gives a rat's rear.
I thought these snitches were supposed
to blend into the background, hide under aliases, and in general,
stay in their little holes. Now we have to hear about the lot of them
on a regular basis as they each turn into the new mainstream media
darlings, limelight bound and standing to profit further from their
dirty deeds while we're all forced to endure their stench repeatedly.
There are many more, of course.