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'Snitching' controversy goes well beyond 'Melo

Originally Published: January 18, 2006
By Tom Farrey | ESPN The Magazine

BALTIMORE -- When Carmelo Anthony was a boy, his mother would come home from work to find something broken from too much roughhousing. Might be a lamp shade or framed family photo. She would ask her three sons and one daughter who was responsible. None of them would ever fess up or point the finger at a sibling.

"So they'd all get punished," says Mary Anthony, smiling at the memory.

At its roots, Stop Snitching springs from time-honored notions about loyalty and discretion. ...

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