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Raskolnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-07 10:28 PM
Response to Reply #36
39. With all due respect, I'm not sure you understand what we're talking about
The particular sub-genre of "stop snitching" culture *is* about refusing to cooperate with police--even in rapes, robberies, and murder. We're not talking about the average joe, we're talking about a relatively recent & focused effort in Baltimore that is aimed at intimidating anyone who would otherwise be a witness in a criminal prosecution.
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  -"Don't Snitch" Archae  Apr-22-07 07:19 PM   #0 
  - That makes no sense whatsoever, I don't believe it. n/t  live love laugh   Apr-22-07 07:21 PM   #1 
  - You can see it and read it here:  Archae   Apr-22-07 07:24 PM   #2 
  - The link to a story about those who live in low income neighborhoods feeling the brunt of a  BleedingHeartPatriot   Apr-22-07 07:30 PM   #6 
  - and here  question everything   Apr-22-07 11:52 PM   #67 
  - Oh, it is true, all right. Been going on for a while. nt  TomInTib   Apr-22-07 07:34 PM   #8 
  - LOL.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Apr-22-07 07:24 PM   #3 
  - Oh, It's true alright and worse than you think...  givemebackmycountry   Apr-22-07 07:29 PM   #4 
  - this started in Baltimore, Maryland  AliceBlitzstein   Apr-23-07 03:03 PM   #81 
  - Laws and law enforcement are hardly black and white.  porphyrian   Apr-22-07 07:29 PM   #5 
  - this has been in the news for some time.  cwydro   Apr-22-07 07:30 PM   #7 
  - The result of the combative stance that virtually every police dept. in the country takes.  greyhound1966   Apr-22-07 07:36 PM   #9 
  - If a serial killer starts killing rappers I bet they'd change their tune.  Swamp Rat   Apr-22-07 07:39 PM   #10 
  - Rappers HAVE been killed.  Archae   Apr-22-07 07:44 PM   #11 
     - I know about Tupac Shakur - I said "serial killer" because you mentioned it in the OP.  Swamp Rat   Apr-22-07 08:18 PM   #16 
  - 'No Snitchin'' provides street credibility aka street cred for MANY........  Double T   Apr-22-07 07:48 PM   #12 
  - I don't think that the police are too popular in the ghetto.  panader0   Apr-22-07 07:51 PM   #13 
  - Stupidity?  Threedifferentones   Apr-22-07 08:02 PM   #14 
  - SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH! The cops are perfect and racism is dead!  Zhade   Apr-22-07 11:57 PM   #70 
  - Saw this piece  riverdeep   Apr-22-07 08:07 PM   #15 
  - You've listed the ingredients of institutional racism.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Apr-22-07 09:10 PM   #18 
     - What I'm saying is I can understand how the practice  riverdeep   Apr-22-07 09:24 PM   #21 
  - I'm a middle class white girl  Djinn   Apr-22-07 08:29 PM   #17 
  - I sincerely hope I'm never proven right about this...  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 09:22 PM   #19 
  - good example  Djinn   Apr-22-07 10:41 PM   #40 
  - Sure you wouldn't  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 10:47 PM   #42 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-22-07 10:51 PM   #44 
        - I'm not interested in your personal life  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 10:57 PM   #46 
        - The blanket condemnation  Djinn   Apr-22-07 11:01 PM   #48 
           - Well, I didn't agree with you until I saw the ALL CAPS.  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 11:07 PM   #49 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-22-07 11:11 PM   #52 
              - That's the spirit!  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 11:20 PM   #55 
           - This is  Bronyraurus   Apr-22-07 11:40 PM   #65 
        - Its generally poor form to edit a post *after* someone has responded. n/t  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 11:00 PM   #47 
           - So I decided  Djinn   Apr-22-07 11:09 PM   #51 
  - When I was 19 The car I was driving blew a drive shaft and I had to leave it parked where it stopped  mrcheerful   Apr-22-07 11:55 PM   #68 
  - Prejudice is ugly  Truthiness Inspector   Apr-22-07 09:26 PM   #24 
  - Only ignorance shown here is YOURS  Djinn   Apr-22-07 10:46 PM   #41 
     - Wrong-o  Truthiness Inspector   Apr-22-07 11:36 PM   #63 
  - Are you sure that brush you wield so carelessly is broad enough?  11 Bravo   Apr-23-07 09:18 AM   #77 
  - First of all  RedCappedBandit   Apr-22-07 09:22 PM   #20 
  - Why "fuck the police"?  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 09:38 PM   #27 
     - No.  RedCappedBandit   Apr-22-07 09:42 PM   #28 
        - So if you were in a situation in which you were in danger  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 09:59 PM   #31 
           - I am in agreement with you  RedCappedBandit   Apr-22-07 10:11 PM   #33 
              - Even if they are nothing special as human beings  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 10:18 PM   #37 
                 - True, and yet  RedCappedBandit   Apr-22-07 11:30 PM   #60 
                 - I know this is hard to believe, but we actually were a society before the police.  Zhade   Apr-22-07 11:59 PM   #71 
                    - What industrial society has every functioned w/out a police force of some kind?  Raskolnik   Apr-23-07 08:28 AM   #73 
                       - The fact that the ruling class has always employed thugs to enforce it's  greyhound1966   Apr-23-07 08:58 AM   #74 
                          - A hypothetical to test your rugged individualism.  Raskolnik   Apr-23-07 09:11 AM   #75 
                             - Of course, but that doesn't have anything to do with the topic, or the question you asked.  greyhound1966   Apr-23-07 12:05 PM   #78 
  - Another casualty of the "war on drugs" AKA, the war on poor people.  TygrBright   Apr-22-07 09:25 PM   #22 
  - I'd like to nominate your post for the home page, alas, I can't.  blondeatlast   Apr-23-07 03:25 PM   #82 
  - "Charlie doesn't like a snitch." ~~~Susan Denise Atkins, 1969.  WinkyDink   Apr-22-07 09:25 PM   #23 
  - I'm seeing a lot of over the top hostility toward the cops  riverdeep   Apr-22-07 09:36 PM   #25 
  - They choose to enforce laws.  RedCappedBandit   Apr-22-07 10:13 PM   #34 
     - As a clarification  riverdeep   Apr-22-07 11:31 PM   #61 
  - The rules that apply in grade school and prison shouldn't apply in society at large.  MrSlayer   Apr-22-07 09:37 PM   #26 
  - "Don't snitch" merchandise has been around for awhile here and it's nothing new.  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-22-07 09:42 PM   #29 
  - Yah - boy are black folks stupid, huh?  BlooInBloo   Apr-22-07 09:43 PM   #30 
  - I don't think you have to maintain that black folks are stupid to believe  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 10:05 PM   #32 
     - "Is part of "hip-hop" culture self-destructive stupidity?"  BlooInBloo   Apr-22-07 10:14 PM   #35 
     - No, I meant to direct it to you.  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 10:23 PM   #38 
        - You think working class communities  Djinn   Apr-22-07 10:48 PM   #43 
           - Who do you think benefits when murders, rapes, and robberies are not prosecuted?  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 10:54 PM   #45 
              - Oh man you're making me laugh  Djinn   Apr-22-07 11:07 PM   #50 
                 - Two questions.  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 11:17 PM   #53 
                 - Wouldn't cops qualify as working class?  riverdeep   Apr-22-07 11:19 PM   #54 
                 - Traditionally that's just a fact  Madspirit   Apr-22-07 11:29 PM   #58 
                    - I would rephrase slightly.  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 11:34 PM   #62 
                 - Thank-you  Madspirit   Apr-22-07 11:30 PM   #59 
     - Stop Snitching  RedCappedBandit   Apr-22-07 10:15 PM   #36 
        - With all due respect, I'm not sure you understand what we're talking about  Raskolnik   Apr-22-07 10:28 PM   #39 
           - Yep.  D__S   Apr-22-07 11:22 PM   #56 
           - I guess,,  RedCappedBandit   Apr-22-07 11:28 PM   #57 
  - Hip-Hop Culture?  HML   Apr-22-07 11:38 PM   #64 
  - I don't think that  Bronyraurus   Apr-22-07 11:42 PM   #66 
  - You've obviously never heard of alternative hip hop.  Zhade   Apr-23-07 12:03 AM   #72 
  - Then you haven't listened enough.  Starbucks Anarchist   Apr-23-07 09:17 AM   #76 
  - Uh, if I were black in this country I'd think twice about calling the cops, too.  Zhade   Apr-22-07 11:56 PM   #69 
  - Oh, heavens to Betsy!  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-23-07 12:09 PM   #79 
  - they have been around for awhile  Blue_Tires   Apr-23-07 01:37 PM   #80 

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