‘Snitching’ Instagram Account Shut Down

Removes user who purportedly exposed names and addresses of people cooperating with police

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An Instagram account that listed the names of people who reportedly cooperated with the police was removed after receiving scrutiny for violating the social network’s policies.

The account “wilmington_snitches” had three posts of a yellow sheet of paper with handwritten names of purported “snitches” and their addresses, reports The New Journal of Wilmington, Delaware. The profile photo accompanying the account was of rapper Gucci Mane, who musicians have accused of being a snitch.

Delaware Attorney General’s Office would not confirm that they had spoken to any of the individuals listed by the account, but said that they would prosecute anyone who intimidates a witness, a felony in the state that carry an eight-year prison sentence. 

[The News Journal]

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