If a cop knows that a young boy will be murdered if he snitches, then the cop has to find a better solution. No more Machiavellian’s way. You put a bad apple out of business and you snuff out a budding young mind that is our only hope for the future. You sacrifice the very youths you portend to be trying to save. The end no longer justifies the means, when the means to that end include prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. It is a new world with new rules. The old ones didn’t work, so we try something else. We can’t lock up the whole world. We can’t torture the whole world for information, because we can’t find solutions or because we refuse to question old practices. We don’t sacrifice a little one to catch a bigger one. A bigger one than that will come along and get a whole lot of little yous. It’s time to rethink–everything. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight
TRANSPARENT BLACK MAN’S VIEW
Black people snitch on each other all of the time, but they don’t snitch because it’s the right thing to do. They snitch on each other for illegal and immoral reasons.
I read about black women snitching on their boyfriends, just because some other black man wants to be with her.
One of my black friends that I’ve known for over 25 years, recently told me that he snitched when he was younger, and that he worked for the police for over two years, in order to reduce his jail sentence.
Black people who do this type of snitching should be ashamed of themselves, and exposed for what they are doing.
For me, snitching was very different.
When I was in prison, a white guard told me that I need to distinguish myself from the black men who were around me, because nobody can tell if I was enjoying what was happening to me, or if I was a victim.
He also said that someone has to stop the cycle of violence among black men, and he wanted to know if I was going to be that person.
His words didn’t make me feel ashamed at all. But instead, he empowered me to speak up against my attackers, which I did with pride and honor. I wanted to make sure that those black men never had a chance to do that to anyone else again. I was taking a stand against people who were out of control and had no morals at all.
I didn’t do it for personal gain…I did it because it was the right thing to do. I told my son what happened to me in prison, and he knows the steps I took to help those coming after me. He sees that talking to the police about other black people doesn’t make him a race traitor at all. It just makes him a good citizen of the community that he lives in.
~ Ted Jones, TRANSPARENT BLACK MAN