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City Council, Community Activists Speak Out Against "Stop Snitching"

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other community leaders joined together Wednesday to speak out against the controversial “Stop Snitching” campaign, which convinces criminal informants to stop snitching to law enforcement.

Officials also painted over a mural in Harlem that showed a rat with a noose around its neck, which encouraged people to stop snitching.

Quinn said people need to remember that reporting a crime is not snitching, it's saving a life.

"We are not going to stand for it," said Quinn. "Anyplace you go with paint, we will follow you with paint. Anywhere you go with a message not to snitch, we will go with a message."

"We are no longer going to give refuge to those traitors that would hit our young, innocent people with reckless and mindless violence," said Reverend Al Sharpton.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says it's important for people to remember they can report crimes anonymously, citing the Crime Stoppers hotline, as well as the Gun Stoppers hotline, where a person can get $1,000 for identifying a person with an illegal gun.


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