Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a controversial statement earlier in this pandemic saying that “snitches get rewards” for ratting people out. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has made similar comments, opening up a “snitch text line” which has apparently been flooded by snarky messages. So yeah, it’s backfired.
I’m one who takes this virus/pandemic seriously, but I’m also uncomfortable with the concept of people turning others in and becoming the police. I think such behavior can create a toxic environment in our society that will last far longer than this pandemic will. Any thoughts on this? Is there a line that we shouldn’t be crossing when it comes to enforcing social distancing? I wanted to see how the Cake community is feeling about this.