State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's New Campaign to Combat Witness Intimidation | WYPR

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's New Campaign to Combat Witness Intimidation

Feb 22, 2019

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Tom speaks with BaltimoreCity States Attorney Marilyn Mosby.  Last week she announced a new initiative in the Victims and Witnesses Services Unit, which was established as part of the State’s Attorney’s Office more than 40 years ago.

It’s been 15 years since the underground film Stop Snitching made the rounds of some of Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods.  It featured gang members urging witnesses to stay silent when asked by the police to cooperate in criminal investigations.  Police and prosecutors say that the ‘Stop Snitching’ mentality is still one of the major barriers they face when investigating many cases of violent crime.