Thursday, May 24, 2007

Rats

I'm not sure that I can intelligently connect these three things but there must be significant:

1. The Atlantic Monthly had an article on the 'stop snitching' movement as it plays out in Baltimore. The code of omerta which normally protects mafia and organized crime is now supposed to protect cheap drug dealers and petty theives. There is something tragic about the loss of community.

2. Parkdale Pictures recently had a little piece on CBC that I caught. He wants to point out the hypocrisy of the media who chastises hip-hop culture (see previous article) for the "stop snitching" but who turn around and then yell "snitch, snitch" at David Radler.

3. Now there is Whosarat.com which outs rats using court documents.

Seems that issues of truth and community swirl around this topic and that new technology complicates both.

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