CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department is reportedly about to start a new program designed to do something about the co-called “code of silence,” which, police say, makes investigating crimes very difficult because often witnesses and even victims won’t tell police what they know, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The police department is calling the new effort the Campaign to Break the Code of Silence Drop Box Initiative.
Word of the drop box initiative program comes from the Second City Cop Blog. It reports drop boxes will be placed in high crime areas and people can drop tips to police on paper cards
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy hinted recently something like this was coming.
“There is something that we are going to take on we are going to have a big campaign for this which is taking on the no-snitching culture because I want to be clear about something, if you are a victim or a witness to a crime, you are snitching if you tell us what you saw,” said McCarthy.