possible reasons for silence:
1. authorities are not offering enough bling-bling.
2. authorities are offering too much bling-bling which could place entitlement benefits in jeopardy.
3. given the requirement that prosecutors release the names of all potential witnesses to the defense attorney, which will lead the accused to possibly target accusers, there may be a real concern over safety and the potential that witnesses may become target siloeuttes.
4. all potential witnesses are related to the shooters which could cause tension at the Christmas dinner gathering if witnesses step forward and speak.
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