Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Don't Be A Snitch

It's funny how some words come in and out of "style." Back when I was a kid - a long time ago in a place far, far away - you weren't supposed to tell on your friends if they did something they had no business doing. You were called a "snitch" if you did, and no one wanted anything to do with a snitch!

Fast forward to 2005 and the word "snitch" has re-gained acceptance in the urban venacular. I had to stop and read the article "Anti-snitch campaign riles police, prosecutors" in this morning's USA Today. Apparently, some industrious soul has gone to the "trouble" of creating a Stop Snitching T-shirt enterprise as a protest against police informants (and other would-be snitchers)! Actually, it's a pretty sharp looking shirt with the words "stop snitching" emblazoned on a large bright red octagon (sorry... it's shaped like a stop sign). It would be nicer without the abhorrent message it conveys.

The article cites the recent case of Busta Rhymes and how he has refused to cooperate with the police who are investigating the murder of his bodyguard. It appears that upwards of 50 people were around when the shooting happened, but no one has come forward with information for the police (like what happened with Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, and Jam Master Jay.

Hmmm, would helping the police find the people who killed a close friend or associate classify you as a snitch? Seems kinda silly if you don't snitch. Right?

1 comment:

Christopher King said...

Work the links in this post for an interesting assessement on the Busta' issue.

Then check up on the latest bullshit they're offering in my criminal trial.

No Justice, No Peace.