Unquestioned Dogma

12 May 2007

You probably saw this… Anderson Cooper interviews Cam’ron on 60 Minutes.

“If there’s a serial killer living next door to you, though, and you know that person is, you know, killing people, would you be a snitch if you called police and told them?” Cooper asks Cam’ron.

“If I knew the serial killer was living next door to me?” Cam’ron asks. “No, I wouldn’t call and tell anybody on him. But I’d probably move… But I’m not gonna call and be like, you know, ‘The serial killer’s in 4E.'”

Granted, that is kind of a dumb question (and you didn’t think there was such thing as a dumb question?) and Stop Snitching has complex roots in tough and often unfair relationships between communities and police. However, I think we can say that at this point, it’s not very productive. There is a similarity here to the testimony of Alberto Gonzalez. Are these people that stupid? Or are they protecting something they think is important? (AG = his boss, Killer Cam = his sales)
Full 60 Minutes report