If it escapes you why the slogan "Don't Snitch," has more street creed than the slogan "Don't Shoot," the students who attend Manual Academy can tell you all about it.
For those of you who know nothing about what it takes to survive in the inner city; and seem to have this romanticized notion about "snitching." Here is how it works IF YOU ARE LUCKY and you snitch on the kid next door, or the kid down the street...
Boy arrested after allegedly threatening Peoria homicide witness
A heavy police presence greeted Manual Academy pupils Tuesday after a student who is a witness in some classmates' murder case was threatened at gunpoint Monday off school grounds.
Authorities have arrested a 16-year-old boy on harassment and weapons charges as part of an ongoing investigation into the slaying last week of Michael Robinson during an armed robbery.
Word of the witness's involvement with the case apparently began to spread among students Monday through Facebook, on which some of the suspects and their "friends" in the homicide last week identify themselves as being affiliated with the Bombsquad street gang.
Three juveniles were arrested over the weekend and charged as adults with murder - Charles Smith, 15, of 2431 W. Starr St.; Dionte Wells, 15, of 2722 W. Garden St.; and Marquis Flora, 16, of 719 S. Greenlawn Ave. - for the double shooting of Robinson and another man Sept. 26 at 2241 W. Starr St.
When the boys were charged as adults with murder on Sunday, several friends who identify themselves as Bombsquad members immediately copied the mug shots from pjstar.com and used them for their own profile pictures.
One person edited the photo to include a drawing of a handgun, caricatures of circular bombs with smiley faces on the foreheads of the boys and the words "one team" and "one dream" above and below their faces.
The threats against the witness began to show up within the Facebook network, according to authorities, then materialized in a face-to-face confrontation Monday afternoon. Source