Sunday, June 21, 2009

Does he really deserve to be called a snitch?

What is the definition of a snitch? A snitch is: An informer, usually one who betrays his group. But, you want to know what's even worse than a snitch in my book? A person who runs and leaves his homies in the hands of an enemy. It's one of the most important rules on the street. If your friend is going to get a beat down, then you all take the beat down. But, you never leave your brothers hanging.

But, that's exactly what Peter Chong, and the other members of the Wo Hop To did. Peter Chong, a former Hong Kong Triad gang boss fled the country on bail, and the others turned states witness against Raymond Chow, leaving him to take the rap. If you ask me, it sounds like the real snitches are Chong and the others for betraying a Triad brother.

Trust, Honor and Loyalty are three virtues very dear to Raymond Chow's heart. It's also something that he toiled with while sitting behind bars. He was facing many years in prison, and although he was stabbed in the back by real snitches, personally, he wasn't going to cross that line. But, the more time that went by, the more he began to realize that those three virtues only apply to his brothers. They turned their backs on him. And one thing that Raymond Chow learned in prison, what comes around, goes around.

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow finally came to the decision to turn states witness against his former cohorts. In his eyes, they weren't his brothers and felt if they could leave him hanging like this, he was going to do them dirty right back. And, because of his testimony, Peter Chong was sent to prison in 2002, found guilty of racketeering, murder-for-hire, extortion, and arson, and was sentenced to fifteen years and eight months. Shortly after this, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was released back into society.

If you come from the streets, then you know the rule....”Snitches Get Stitches.” It's the nature of the beast so to speak. But in this situation, can Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow truly be called a snitch? Did he secretly pass on information to the police for money? Or did he do it out of fear for his own life? No, not in the least. In fact, Raymond Chow was going to bite the bullet and do the time. He would have obeyed the Triad Law of never turning over on your brother. But, again, Peter Chong was no brother, he didn't deserve Chow's three virtues of Trust, Honor, and Loyalty.

Is Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow the only person to turn on his own people that ironically turned on him first? HELL NO. Some famous Italian Mafia informants, or snitches were: Joseph Valachi, Henry Hill, Mickey Featherstone, Tommaso Buscetta, Joe Massino, Salvatore Gravano, Jorn-Baccala-Barger./There are many informants, snitches, and whistle blowers all over the world. But, this doesn't mean that Raymond Chow has to be thrown into that pot. Just ask yourself this question...."If you were in his shoes, and your homies turned on you, would you display your sense of loyalty to the ones who deserted you? Or would you strike back because pay back is a mother effer?

Just ask yourself, if your were in his shoes would you have done the same thing?