© 2023 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Anti-Gang Bill Targets Witness Intimidation

A proposed anti-gang law in Massachusetts targets the intimidation of witnesses in criminal trials by making it harder for defendants to find out who has given grand jury evidence against them.

The proposal comes as courtrooms in Boston and other cities are banning T-shirts that read "Stop Snitchin" and cell phones with cameras.

In Boston, where the murder rate fell so precipitously it was hailed as a "miracle," violence is on the rise.

From WBUR in Boston, Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.