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Cracking the 'No Snitching' Code

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Cracking the 'No Snitching' Code

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Cracking the 'No Snitching' Code

Cracking the 'No Snitching' Code

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In an op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post, the co-founder of a Washington, D.C. anti-violence group discusses the problem of witness intimidation and "no snitching" codes pervasive in many cities. Ronald Moten argues that — contrary to what many believe — simply talking to the police doesn't make you a "snitch."

Ronald Moten, co-founder of Peaceoholics, an anti-violence organization in Washington, DC; author of "The Real Meaning of 'Snitching,'" published in the Washington Post.