Stopping the sellin' of 'stop snitchin':
Forced confiscation of 'stop snitchin' T-shirts is indeed a First Amendment issue
and based on an absurd notion that a complicated problem can be solved by wearing or not wearing something. (Think: 'Whip Inflation Now.') But I do admire last night's bulldog determination of Mayor Meninio to successfully
get some of the T-shirts off the street. The T-shirts are offensive. Contradiction? Sure. Life is full of gray-area contradictions. ... This Ennis fellow appears to be, shall we say, more than a bit disingenuous when he says the shirts were originally aimed at 'criminals who finger innocent people in exchange for reduced sentences.' He was defiantly singing a slightly different tune
yesterday. ... Unfortunately, the T-shirts won't go away. They'll probably become underground cult status items amid all the attention. So maybe we should turn our attention to more serious ideas, like, oh, hiring more cops.