The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the 28 year old shooting victim attacked August 1 in front of 101 Clark Street is not cooperating with police. The paper says that despite extensive injuries –including two bullets still lodged in his spinal-cord region — the victim, whose name has not been released, is refusing to tell cops about his “probable assailants”.
While this scenario may be difficult for some to understand, it is an issue that law enforcement has been grappling with for several years starting in 1999. The “Stop Snitchin’” movement gained momentum in Baltimore six years ago when a homemade DVD, featuring NBA star Carmelo Anthony, was released. Today, social networks like MySpace and Facebook have scores of groups dedicated to the subject.