The recent spike in shootings in Boston is focusing attention on a culture of witness intimidation that stymies investigations and fuels a cycle of violence. Police and community leaders say the problem goes deeper than the much-publicized "Stop Snitching" t-shirts and they're calling for change. Martha Bebinger reports on the pattern of silence and retaliatory violence.
This program aired on December 8, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.