The excellent Shaleen Title reminds me that it was 14 years ago today that Rachel Hoffman died. Caught with less than an ounce of cannabis, she was told by police that the only way out of prison was as an informant. They forced her to buy 1,500 ecstasy pills, cocaine, and a gun. During the botched sting, when was murdered with the gun that she was supposed to buy.
Here’s some of my coverage of the case at the time.