Throughout major cities one will find a mentality that is active in inner city neighborhoods. These are places entrenched in crime, and the police are somewhat at a disadvantage because they cannot get help from the communities in which the crimes occur.
The bad guys in those areas have convinced witnesses not to speak and expose them, but allow them to do their dirt through out the neighborhoods. In other words, thugs say, “Shut up and live with our evil.” “If you tell police you do the wrong thing and you are a snitch!”
That is supposed to be true because criminals think they have the green light to kill, rob, rape, sell drugs, and frighten the neighborhood crazy and no one is supposed to turn them in. Now if that makes sense to you, let me tell you about the snow storm in Jamaica during the summer of 2009.
Edward Burke said, “In order for evil to progress, good men must do nothing.”
And as long as people live by that code, cities will not get any better. Neighborhoods will continue to be dangerous, and police will continue to be frustrated by the lack of cooperation from citizens.
People need to reject the term “snitch” because when it used by thugs, they try to make it a bad thing. However, standing up for what is right and exposing evil doers in never a bad thing. It is a good thing, and everyone should stand up for what is right. If you know who the evildoer is, expose him! (1 Timothy 5:20). You are not a snitch, you are a person who sees what is wrong and are taking steps to make it right.
Thugs are trying to place a bad mark on people with the misuse of that term, and we must not allow them to succeed in doping us into accepting it. Thugs need to be reported them so they can go to jail where they belong (1 Peter 2:13-15; Romans 13:1-5; Matthew 5:25-26, 18:31-34).
In the book of Judges 20:11-48, we read of the nation of Israel taking action against one of their own tribes that was harboring a gang of rapists.
Consider the snitching attitude showed by the tribe which was aiding and abetting. “So all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, united together as one man. Then the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, ‘What is this wickedness that has occurred among you’
Now therefore, deliver up the men, the perverted men who are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and remove the evil from Israel!
But the children of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brethren; the children of Israel. Instead, the children of Benjamin gathered together from their cities to Gibeah, to go to battle against the children of Israel.”
So, we see “no snitching” taking place way back at that time. But If the people would have given the criminals up, the whole tribe of Benjamin wouldn’t have been destroyed (Judges 21:6).
I want to spend these last moments talking about doing the right thing. Doing the right thing is doing what needs to be done. It is realizing that one cannot sit idly by or hide under a rock. If some evil is now operating right in plain sight. All evil needs to be dealt with (Esther 4:11-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 1 Timothy 5:20; Revelation 2:20; 1 Samuel 3:12-13).
Safety is a priority, and no one is to give themselves to the lions (Acts 9:22-25). But people must find a way to expose evil, even if that means dropping a note with the information in the police mail box. Use discretion as needed, but don’t give the green light for evil to live and produce more evil (Ephesians 4:27).
In conclusion, there is no such thing as “snitching.” But there is such a thing as seeing wrong and trying to make that wrong right. I sure hope the “no snitching people” are reading this.