More on the incentive public defenders have to make informant deals.
In this Slate Plus segment, Barry Lam is joined by Sarah Lustbader to discuss the issues raised in Episode 3: The Informant. They talk about the incentive public defenders have to make informant deals. They also explore whether we can justify approving police discretionary actions to break laws in the interest of busting crooked cops and politicians while despising their use for low-level drug offenses. Finally, they talk about what makes for valid and free contracts between unequal parties, and whether there is a difference between an offer and a threat.