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by Peter Moskos

February 24, 2012

Street Soldiers

I'll be on Hot 97's Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers this coming Sunday morning (it was prerecorded today). Rounding out the roundtable is Noel Leader, co-founder of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, and Norman Seabrook, President of the New York City Correction Officers' Benevolent Association. It's a lively hour.

You'll hear me question Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda as to whether a stop-snitching advocate who goes by the name of "Murda" is really a good voice for violence reduction.


Anonymous said...

Why was Uncle Murda even a guest for this discussion. His actions speak louder than his words, which are pretty loud as it is.

His antisocial behavior encourages more of the same bringing his neighborhood further into poverty and disorder.

Anonymous said...

"Murda" had a few legitimate concerns, as far as community-police relations go. But for the most part he came across as an unreliable voice on the issues for the show.

His claim that most police officers are committing crimes and doing a bad job shows how narrow his views are. The rest of his opinions suffer from this insane allegation.

Frey said...

Murda is a snitch himself. that's my word.

Anonymous said...


Could have done without the grandstanding that the (corrections?) rep was doing. I really, honestly, would have loved to have heard the MC interview you and the Ret.Sgt of 100 BPOWC articulate not only the problems with stop and frisk's ineffectiveness, but also address POSSIBLE fixes (though it may simply come down to who's Mayor next). I'd wager that most MOS of just plain scared of repercussions and so drudge up the Stop and Frisk stats. I did enjoy Mr. Murda's point on the library though and confusion that
"snitching" equals real community relations.

PCM said...

I thought Murda's point was good... if it's true. I can't find anything online to support the idea 1) there was library at the Pink Homes and 2) it turned into a police station. But I don't know.

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Murda's points were interesting, but he seems to have missed the mark on bring up the positive changes into the neighborhood.