Monday, October 1, 2012

What is Snitching?

I thought I knew what a snitch was until I started reading the comments in the 'Should Girl Gang be treated as Adults' post. 

I made reference to the person who brought the Facebook video of the girls beating on the lady to the police as 'A Great Snitch'.

People immediately started replying that that is not snitching. They wrote that snitching is street mentality; a bad thing to do; a negative term; it's ratting on someone.

They say that snitching is not the same as reporting a crime.

Honestly, I didn't know that.

So, I did a little research on the web and came up with some interesting definitions of snitch. to turn informer; tattle.

Wikipedia: an informant; whistleblower.

Definition 6 at Someone who is regarded as being worse than a criminal, even though reporting criminals is what responsible citizens are supposed to do to help keep their communities safe. Snitches lately have become the subject of the "Don't Snitch" campaign, an idea perpetuated by gangs and rap music as a way to encourage anarchy and allow every murderer, rapist, thief, and scoundrel to get away with what they do. Sadly the law-abiding members of the community, especially children, are being suckered into this ideology.

I like the Urbandictionary definition because it clearly states both sides of how folks define snitch.

On the one hand, a snitch is regarded as being worse than a criminal. On the other hand, reporting criminals is what responsible citizens are supposed to do.

Let's get rid of the word snitch because it's too confusing and can make people mad at you if you aren't defining it in the same manner. 


  1. The picture you posted says it all. Every city in America that has blacks living in there community has the worst crime rate. Face facts Afican Americans are depolrable human beings. Your culture is so bad that I can't even describe it. It is so sad that you have public figures making excuses on a daily basis. I would be ashamed to be black. Blacks kill, steal, take from the government, and blame everyone for there promblems, and revert to slavery as an excuse. When will aferican americans stand up and stop blaming everyone for there disfunction? How much money do tax layers pay for housing, food, ssi, etc for this culture?

    1. Afican what is a Afican, before you start belittling a race of people start with yourself. Can you look at yourself in the mirror and say that you never did anything wrong in life or you never cheated the government. now let's talk about culture what is your's( I guess white) well for now I'll say unculture, is your people so perfect that you can turn your nose up at everyone oh let me guess you people shiznit don't stink, your teanage girls are not getting pregnant or your teanage boys are not stealing from walmart and let's not forget about the horeders and cat lady. and yes your people are on welfare just like my peopl. now the blame game me myself I don't buy into the blame game you as a adult make the choices that you do be it right or wrong it's your free will to do so, no one is holding a gum to your head. last but not least disfunction or disfunctioal families, tell me that you don't have someone in your family that was on drugs, everyone has somebody in the family that is or was on drugs....welcome to the human race!!! Lamont2086

    2. All I can say to you is "WOW". Praying for you.

  2. snitching is the "word" that the criminal element in our society for their benefit!!! creates a fear in the law abiding person who witnesses a crime and doesn't report it.

    it creates terror... a fear of retaliation... against them...or...their family!!!!

  3. Lamont is it a true fact that every city in America with the majority of Afican Americans has the highest crime rates? Lamont is it a true fact that Afican americans suck ssi, welfare, housing, dry every year? Answer the questions with facts and a open mind pal, and you will then see that your culture is a mess.
    Lamont I would be ashamed to be Afican American . Have a good day and stand up and tell your people to stop feeling sorry for themselves. Truth hurts sometimes.........