Anonymity essential in some circumstances

There have been two instances in the last week when the issue of anonymity has been the subject of policy debate.

In one case, the Colorado Senate aptly killed a bill that would have eroded an unbreakable promise to not reveal the identity of tipsters who report threats to school safety.

The bill’s sponsor argued that police should have the authority to ferret out those who make false reports, but the Senate decided by voice vote Feb. 27 that the Safe2Tell program would be rendered meaningless without the anonymity guarantee.


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