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What is a snitch jacket?


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January 28, 2009 11:10PM

When a member of an organizaiton is set up to appear to be an informer in order to get that person killed or to instigate some organizational disruption or split. This counter-intelligence tactic was carried out by the FBI COINTELPRO program against members of radical political organization such as the Black Panther Party.