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Snitchin’ Ain’t Easy

Regarding Michael Alan Goldberg’s cover story about “Star & Buc Wild” Shock Jock Troi Torain’s campaign to “Start Snitching”:

I think this is a great look for hip-hop. I’m really tired of people in my hood acting like killing and robbing is so cool. I also would like to see rappers talk about something other than money and hoes.

D ROCK, via philadelphiaweekly.com

Start snitching is a GREAT MOVEMENT! I believe in the message being sent here. Being “hood” doesn’t mean you have to be heartless. Let’s stop disrespecting the neighborhoods we come from and start promoting positive change.

ANONYMOUS, via philadelphiaweekly.com

Until a movement like this becomes what is popular and “cool” for your children to follow, your children will continue running around with criminal “swag” and follow behind rappers, athletes and drug dealers posing as either. The real crime is not caring enough to report senseless acts of violence against senior citizens and children.

SPIT, via philadelphiaweekly.com

It’s time someone took a stand against this sort of pervasive ignorance. I also agree that some hip-hop artists and their glorification of criminal acts and nonsense need to be held accountable.

STEVEN VAN PATTEN, via philadelphiaweekly.com

Torain is on the right path, while Reef is spewing the same garbage that keeps the criminals on the top of the food chain and has destroyed West and North Philly, Kensington, etc. When someone is killed, questions like, “Do you know them” or “What is your association to them?” is called investigating. Live in silence and die ignorant.

MILO CRONOS, via philadelphiaweekly.com

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