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CRIME STOPPERS ANONYMITY? – Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends.

“Informer privilege does not exist where a person has contacted Crime Stoppers with the intention of furthering criminal activity or interfering with the administration of justice.” “The promise of anonymity is not an impenetrable cloak of immunity for those who seek to abuse it… (and) those who intentionally try to misuse the system.”
By allowing an anonymous tipster to be identified in open court, however, the Supreme Court may also have irreparably broken the public trust in Crime Stoppers

Source: Crime Stoppers worried about future after court rules tipsters who try to mislead police aren’t guaranteed anonymity

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