Thursday, June 5, 2008

Living a Plain Life

The Witness Protection Program is a service provided by the United States Government which protects witnesses in major criminal cases from physical harm and intimidation. Among law enforcement, the program is better known as the Witness Security Program, or WITSEC. Under the Witness Protection Program, someone will be provided with physical security as well as a new identity and a place to live.

People who are under this program are living a new life --- always looking over their shoulders, getting settle in a new city, going by a new name, leaving their family behind, remembering their new cell numbers, etc... In short, just a new persona. The most important rule of the program is that witnesses must not make contact with former associates or unprotected family members. It is really an unexciting life! (or probably an exciting one for others?). Surely for me is not!

But here is a crime drama USA Network's new original series In Plain Sight that is surely, surely exciting! The series premiere was actually last June 1. It stars Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program (WITSEC). While Mary loves her job, she knows better than anyone that it's not easy leading a double life—especially since getting shot at on a regular basis is all in a day's work.

For more information about the television series, visit the website and know more about the all-new crime drama. For the meantime, here is a very plain video of a lonely, plain life of a witness. What a pity (really!).

Sponsored by USA Network's new original series In Plain Sight

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