Person who has grown too used to it: You know the policy, Stop Snitchin."
The idea of stop snitching is to ensure fellow criminals do not rat each other out when arrested. So if a drug dealer sells drugs, both the buyer and seller are the sole liability of the crime. They will not drag the other criminal in for a softer sentence or for protection from retribution and is fully responsible for his actions.
This code should not and does not affect innocents and should confess to allow the criminal to be arrested quicker. Even if they are of the same race. So being mugged by another guy in your neighbourhood would mean you can confess to who was responsible for it.
Very popular among rap artists who have promoted this message as a means to fight the law enforcement who have in the past worsened relations on both sides
Joe bought a piece off some gunrunner where he used it to kill a friend of another gang member, Joe was busted and was asked about who bought him the gun. As part
What Stop Snitchin means now:
Despite being attacked by a well known mugger, Jim refused to bring the criminal to justice and claims it would be snitching.