RT @sailorsocialist@twitter.com: Helping adults learn to not call the police with an image commonly used for kindergartners is incredibly my brand

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@rachelmack My neighborhood's NextDoor is full of people reporting "suspicious persons" and encouraging people to call the constable's office "if they're concerned at all." It's pretty dumb. The last "suspicious person" I saw people talking about was someone riding his bike (in daylight) and "looking at houses." The post included a blurry photo.

People, man.

@Robby @rachelmack

Pretty interest perspective.

In Italy we have the concept of "omertà", a code of silence spread through fear, that criminal organizations like Mafia, 'Ndrangeta and Camorra uses to protect their affairs.

In some cases, people were killed in daylight in the middle of a square and "nobody saw anything".

"Mind your business" doesn't scale: it let people pollute the world without being blamed, it let bribery spread, violence stay unpunished and so on...

It is your businees.


@Shamar @Robby @rachelmack The problem comes when cops pretty much ARE the mafia, as they have become in the USA many places: an armed occupation by outside thugs who brutalize the people they should protect.

And of course you are correct that omertá is bad. In the USA some city people say, “snitches lay in ditches”, a threat of murder to any who report.

But in a country where cops are as likely to kill any reporter, there is no easy answer.

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