View Poll Results: To snitch or not to snitch?

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  • No, snitching is a sin and you should get your nose ripped to shreds by a terrier!

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    **** yeah! If your job is to wear a badge and deal with idiots and dickheads all day, shame on you if you don't get at least two of those done.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Here's a better question…

    Which is worse, a criminal snitching to the cops on other criminals or a dirty cop snitching to criminals on other cops?

    They're both "snitching", if you will.

    Poll demands far too simple an answer.
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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Here's a better question…

    Which is worse, a criminal snitching to the cops on other criminals or a dirty cop snitching to criminals on other cops?

    They're both "snitching", if you will.

    Poll demands far too simple an answer.
    A dirty cop....

    Nothing is worse than a dirty cop.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    I lived in a decent area that had some thugs that were dealing crack in their pad. I also had a Gen III NVD. So late at night when they were dealing, I was a watching and calling my buddy who was a task force supervisor of the local DEA. Why, I didn't want that scum and what they brought into my neighborhood. When teens were smoking reefer in the parking lot or a couple kids were playing hide the sausage in the lawn behind the building I let it go-they weren't hurting anyone. If I see someone driving impaired I have the HW patrol on speed dial. but i wouldn't call in someone for having expired plates

    in some segments of society, the "leaders" push people not to cooperate with the cops and then the same leaders whine that the cops ignore the high crime rates

    it should be a 20 year consecutive sentence to try to intimidate a witness and killing a witness should be a death sentence.

    years ago I was in federal court not looking like an attorney. a bunch of coke dealers had been busted and were making initial appearances. their counsel were all clamoring for a prelminary hearing before the next GJ convened so they could find out the snitch (in reality the arrests had come off of wire taps). so these defense attorneys and counsel were whispering that they had to find out who the rat was. I knew the ADA and we discussed this and he just smiled noting they wanted to "eliminate the leak"

    another GJ was convening in another city but within the district and he drove up that afternoon and got indictments (ie no Preliminary hearing)

    when the mopes showed up for the hearing, the ADA handed the Magistrate the indictments who promptly remanded the defendants to custody with no bail



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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    I would only report a crime that causes harm to another and if I could safely and of necessary anonomysly do so.
    “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I would only report a crime that causes harm to another and if I could safely and of necessary anonomysly do so.
    Apathy........
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Apathy........
    That's not apathy.
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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    I wouldn't call that apathy. I think most people would be at least somewhat reluctant to step forward and report a crime or testify if there was a serious threat of violence or retaliation against themselves or their family. I mean seriously, how many of us would step forward to testify against the mafia? Prioritizing the safety of yourself and your immediate loved ones is natural and normal.

    As to calling the cops, things that I see as minor and unintrusive I'd let slide. If my neighbors have the music a little too loud one weekend, I'm not going to call the cops. If the guy across the street is smoking a joint, I don't care. If the car parked at the end of the block has expired lisence plates, its irrelevant to me. But if it becomes intrusive or potentially dangerous, then yeah, I would and have made the call. For instance, if I saw gangbangers hanging in my neighborhood, I'd report any and everything I could to keep that element away from my neighborhood. Or to take a real life example, my neighbors used to have a pit bull. And it constantly would get out of their yard. The adults don't speak English and in the past I've tried speaking through the kids, but I'm not sure that was all that effective either. Anyway, I tried to speak to them about the problem - as their dog would get onto our yard. Once it tried to get into my backyard and attack my dog. Another time it chased my wife as she was heading out to her car. After speaking to them about it and getting no results, I made up my mind. I called the cops and animal control every time the dog was loose, which was basically a daily occurance if not more. After a few days, they must've got the message. They got rid of the dog.
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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I wouldn't call that apathy. I think most people would be at least somewhat reluctant to step forward and report a crime or testify if there was a serious threat of violence or retaliation against themselves or their family.
    The bolded section is the important part. Unfortunately, there isn't even a risk of this most of the time and people are still "scared" Ooooh. Scary.
    More TV bull****. I swear TV ruins the public's perception of Law Enforcement and the realities of Crime.

    Like, seriously... why do the cops need eyewitnesses anymore?
    Everyone knows they can just get forensics to come out and find that nearly microscopic dead skin flake that fell off of the suspect while he was doing the crime somewhere in the middle of that 3 acres of knee high grass... I saw it on CSI. And, heck, I think I saw him with a rock, I know you can get fingerprints off a rock, I saw that on CSI too. And fingerprints always instantly tell you who it is.

    EDIT: And you can afford to do all this to find out who was smoking pot in that field....
    Last edited by Caine; 09-10-10 at 03:04 AM.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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