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Rachel's Law Passes in Florida, Stengthens Protections for Informants

Rachel's Law, named after a murdered police informant, goes into effect in Florida on Wednesday.

The new law will require police departments to train officers who recruit confidential informants, tell informants they can't promise a reduced sentences in exchange for their work and allow informants to consult with a lawyer if they ask.

....The bill "makes it more safe for people to be able to cooperate with law enforcement officials across our state," [Gov. Charlie] Crist said.

Will it make their testimony any more reliable? I doubt it.

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