Reversing the “no-snitching” Code of the Streets

How to change the “code of the streets” to make the community safer.

One week ago today, 15-month-old Carmelo Duncan was shot to death on Southern Avenue, SE.  He was sitting a carseat in a car driven by his father. DC police believe the father was the target of the shooting.  There have been no arrests.  These things do not happen in a vacuum.  Someone knows something.  As far as we know, no one is speaking out.  Are they silent because they’re adhering to the old street code… “snitches get stitches”?  Is it time for that to change especially when innocent children are killed?

John Ayala, Founder, DC Guardian Angels

Garry Clarke, Sr., Founder & Executive Director, Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets