> For decades, an anti-snitching mentality has hampered law enforcement in Coatesville, but the code of silence may not be fireproof.
People who promote “No Snitching” ought to be arrested and thrown in gaol. There is already a perfectly good crime on the books called “Thwarting the Cause of Justice”, which the offense could fall under. And “Snitches Get Stitches and End Up in Ditches” would easily fall under “Uttering a Threat”, which is also a crime.
A "No Snitching" shirt is protected by the First Amendment. "Snitches Get Stitches and End Up in Ditches" probably would be too, althogh it might depend on the circumstances.
I generally agree. However, one of the big areas to which the “no snitching” code applies is “illegal” guns — the ones the Second Amendment guarantees us all the right to keep and carry, and which people in dangerous neighborhoods urgently need in order to protect themselves. Eliminate every one of the d@mn unconstitutional gun control laws, and then a campaign to wipe out the “no snitching” code would start to make some headway.