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Monday, July 27, 2009

Snitches get stitches!

Here’s the less blatant of the radio spots I heard this weekend on snitching from the National Crime Prevention Council. In this one they back off the Jack Webb delivery of the one that has the “Snitches get stitches!” line, but listen to the pure fear delivered in typical Hollywood fashion, a warning to scared WASPs everywhere. Time to get McGruff with people? You bet. Imagine being confronted by one of these “thugs” who look a little too clean to be, well, a thug. They wear a leather jacket with upturned collar, maybe out pops a switchblade? (Hey, isn’t that Jeff Goldblum?) HOLD ME!

Meanwhile, the real culture advocating a don’t snitch policy will never. hear. this. message. Least not in the way it’s presented here. But hey, if it makes soccer moms feel better. Word.

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