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March 31, 2008

Web site that names informants worries police

By Jason Trahan
The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — The identities of confidential informants and undercover agents are the most sought after information in the criminal underworld, and the most protected at all levels of law enforcement.

So it's no wonder that Who's a Rat — a Web site that specializes in making those names public — has aggravated authorities and could lead to a clamp-down by the federal courts over public access to some criminal case files.

For a montly fee, the Web site gives users information on police informants and undercover officers.

Full story: Web site that names informants worries police

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