Smoking Trees in Belize: Snitching in Paradise

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Snitching in Paradise

The snitch,
a particularly unsavory character in the ever present battle against
crime, is usually imagined as inhabiting the scene above. Shot in
Harlem in 1980, the bleak landscape paints a vivid picture of grime and
guile. This week, news of the San Diego State drug bust brought a new scene in the travails of snitch-work.
exquisite campus was the scene of a snitching that would make Sammy the
Bull blush. Excerpted from the linked article above, “Students who had
gotten caught for fighting, drinking, minor drug offenses or other
crimes quickly turned informants and used text messages to introduce
their drug dealers to undercover agents.” Obie Trice would not approve.