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A hooded witness testifies in court on narcotic traffic in Washington; ca. April 30th, 1952

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Corbis caption:

A cured narcotic addict testifies at the Washington State crime investigation committee. The witness was allowed to wear a hood to conceal his identity while testifying on the narcotic traffic in Washington.


This type of testimony was ruled unconstitutional because it prevented the jury from assessing the witness’s credibility.

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