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.
This 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.