In Baltimore, a 17-year-old who witnessed a gang murder and agreed to testify was shot in the back of the head a few days after a prosecutor read his name aloud in the courtroom.
He is not the only one who has paid the price for doing the right thing. The fear factor is making it hard for police, prosecutors, and judges to put criminals behind bars.
Tune in to hear about the new wave of witness intimidation and who's paying the price.
Julie Bykowicz, city courts reporter The Baltimore Sun
Patricia Jessamy, state attorney for Baltimore
This program aired on February 16, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.