Reason: The Pandemic Brings Out Americans’ Inner Snitches

Snitch culture is dangerous in a larger way, too, since it erodes the structure of a free society by breaking community bonds. “Denunciations provide the means by which individuals can harm others whom they dislike and gain relative to them within their communities. Ultimately, this can lead to a reorientation of society away from cooperation and trust, and toward hierarchy and obedience.”

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Citizen privacy is protected in Utah

On March 30, Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law that protects the First Amendment right of Utah citizens to associate freely with the people and groups of their choosing, making this the fourth state to enact critical citizen privacy legislation after Arizona, Mississippi and West Virginia.

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AP: Residents snitch on businesses, neighbors amid shutdowns

Snitches are emerging as enthusiastic allies as cities, states and countries work to enforce directives meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the virus pandemic. They’re phoning police and municipal hotlines, complaining to elected officials and shaming perceived scofflaws on social media.

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