The "We Don't Kiss and Tell" (meaning you will remain anonymous) is kind of funny but technically inaccurate. If a person gives a tip to Crime Stoppers indicating Mr. X committed a crime but Mr. Y is actually charged with the crime, Mr. Y is allowed to have access to the Crime Stoppers' tipster's name as part of his defense. See Thomas v. State, 837 S.W.2d 106 (Tex. Crim. App 1992).
Trivia: And the Thomas case has a strained Wise County connection. The trial judge in that case was Ed Kinkeade out of Dallas whose brother is Hal Kinkeade, the former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
Thought: Every person placed on probation in Wise County has been required to pay $50 into the Crime Stoppers fund. I wonder how much money is currently in that fund? Sheriff? Madam Treasurer?
at 8:50 AM