Become a community activist, not a community spy. I think community activism should be done out right like some of these groups in the States that are
taking back the streets, but in the open, so people know where things stand. I really disapprove of the community snitching. You don't need community
snitching. Keeping an eye out for each other should be a normal human function, which you should not have to do covertly.
Having said that however, these people can be dangerous and the crime stoppers is perfectly respectable.
I applaud you for wanting to take a stance.
the problem is the police do not want to know, now if you wanted to grass up someone who never does anything wrong, and is unliked, now the
police would jump on top of that person. just go to the phone box and make it all up, just as long as the person is unliked, the police will do
anything to destroy that persons life, while every criminal walks around free.
Not only that, but I just found out, that they can set this into play themselves. There might be good cops out there, but lately I am personally
seeing just one bad example after another. It's disgraceful. I am speaking in part from personal experience, but also from things I am reading and
Especially since you can go about this while insuring nobody ever has to know you had any part in it.
In this case I have to agree, that anonymous emailing or calling is the best thing to do. Most of these crime stopper sites have an email.
so i say to the thread starter, if the perosn you are going to grass on, is unliked just make it all up and the police will do whatever they
can to wreck that persons life, but if the person actually has commited crimes and liked, do not bother wasting your time, the police want those
people walking freely.
Not only that, but the person could be snitching for the police. Then you have a whole set of other problems.
Every individual force is just that, their own force. Stereotyping all law enforcement is not much of a solution.
It might not be good to stereotype, but with the stories in the news, personal stories, and other peoples accounts, there seems to be a real problem
in many forces, which need to be addressed. Even the problem of the police, policing the police is a problem that just help furnish these stero-
I ask you how can mudering drug dealing bullys be well liked, criminals who tyranize the community for their own gain making it unsafe for our
young and old alike huh ?
Do you want to see some articles on snitches and the stuff that they get away with? The stuff the police let them get away with. Murders, rapist,
crime lords, drug dealers, gang members. So yeah it happens, and all the time.
The balance of power can shift so swiftly. Instead of being regarded as a socially-responsible citizen with the best of intentions, you could
find yourself being treated like a common informer, working for the police without thanks or pay.
You'd be in a no-man's land, frightened of both the police and the criminals.
Police officers talk; to their colleagues, to their families, AND to criminals.
There are also crooks in uniform who're involved in agendas that would boggle the mind.
On a drug squad here in T-dot we had like 12 drug officers selling drugs, forced sex with trans-gender people, and shacking down stores for protection
money. It's funny, but not really.
You wouldn't be a 'community spy'. You'd be part of a neighborhood watch. We have those in neighborhoods here in America. They work rather
well. Go for it! Good work
Yeah they work well, unless you are innocent and find yourself on the flip side of one, then it's another story.
Criminal types, and society in general have a low opinion of people, no matter how well intentioned, percieved as snitches.
Some still do, but now that such large portions of society are snitching, they have very good company.
i undersatnd what you are saying, but my life was destroyed because of these so called minority,
Here, here. I can relate that they can ruin your life and you might not even realise that they are the one's that set it into play. I mean they can
do this even if you are an innocent person.
After hearing nothing for weeks they then sent a uniformed officer around to my apartment on a follow-up call, in daylight, in front of the
very people I had reported to the police. My car was vandalised, I received death threats and every time I stepped out I was followed by a gang on
youths attempting to intimidate me into a confrontation. Needless to say I was far from happy with that screw-up
You actually think this was an accident? The fact that they did nothing, probably means the local druggies, are already in their pockets as snitches.
This is happening in ethnic minority communities. They let the snitches out, and they have them continue to sell drugs, do other crimes, and they do
nothing about it, and if you dare to snitch on them, you will accidentally get caught. I will post the article if you want to have a read.
After thinking about it a little bit, I too would have to disagree with "Community Spy". As covert as it wants to appear, and the term may "land a
few chicks", it seems to carry a negative tone. I would like to think of it as a "Good Samaritan" doing his part to insure the safety of himself
and his neighbors.
On paper this is exactly what it is, but in reality it's something quite different. You might have good intentions, but another will use it for
revenge or some other nefarious purpose. This is already happening, and no checks or bounds are being put in place, it's getting out of hand, just
like the snitching situation has with the criminals. It's only now that some are starting to speak out about what a problem criminal snitches have