Noticed a Facebook post recently that claimed to have found an old video of a snitch from the #OregonStandoff on the Dr. Phil show discussing her history as a drug addict. Her name is Barbara Berg and according to this article https://redoubtnews.com/2017/03/malheur-judge-brown-allow/ she did in fact testify for the feds against several people that were arrested for protesting peacefully at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. What really hit home for me was Tom Lacovara's statement about how low the Feds will go to get witnesses. In this case they used a drug addict that neglected her kids, hit them, left them alone to get high, and basically did everything a stereotypical tweaker does. This hit home for me because I once lost a pre-trial release motion based entirely on the lies of a tweaker inmate that made up a bunch of stuff trying to get transferred to a different facility.
This whole thing is disturbing. The fact that federal law enforcement in this area becomes so focused on their goal that they don't care what they have to do to accomplish it. How can the Feds use someone like this as a witness and still claim to have integrity?