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Video: Philly Teen Arrested for Twitter Threats to Witnesses

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said a 17-year-old has been arrested for threatening a crime witness over Twitter, and he may be connected to a notorious Instagram account that revealed the names of victims and witnesses in other criminal cases.

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Philly Teen Arrested for Twitter Threats to Witnesses

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said a 17-year-old has been arrested for threatening a crime witness over Twitter, and he may be connected to a notorious Instagram account that revealed the names of victims and witnesses in other criminal cases. Read Full Story Here.

Mexican Mafia Boss Gets Life In Prison

A Mexican Mafia prison gang member and longtime leader of the Puente Trece gang was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison after his conviction for racketeering that includes murder plots and a brutal stabbing of an inmate designed to deter victims from cooperating with police.

Chicago Gang Violence: Witnesses Go Silent

It's an old problem and an old code — "don't snitch." And it exists everywhere. But in Chicago, where homicides and shootings are up significantly this year, that old code is leaving a rising number of violent crimes unsolved.

Gangs In the Courtroom

Every victim or witness had heard the stories in the ghetto about gang retaliation against those who were foolish enough to snitch on gang members. Most of these stories were only urban legends that grew with each telling. Some were absolutely true. Gangs do target witnesses.

Inmates Using Social Media to Harass Victims, Intimidate Witnesses

Across the U.S. and beyond, inmates are using social networks and the growing numbers of smartphones smuggled into prisons and jails to harass their victims or accusers and intimidate witnesses.

A Jaundiced Eye and Blood Red Ink

The Times apparently now has a policy of protecting teen suspects from public exposure, while choosing to expose a witness who courageously risked testifying in the court. As the LAPPL aptly asked, "Why do this?" The answer is shameful: to sell papers.

Proponent of 'Stop Snitching' Movement Outed as Police Informant

But the New York man who manages Game and other hip-hop heavyweights - Jimmy (Henchman) Rosemond - is named as an informer in court records, the Daily News has learned.