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Police blame rap culture for silence after shootings Authorities in Alton say they have struggled to get witnesses to talk about 8 shootings since May 13.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Thursday, August 23, 2007

Author: Carolyn Tuft ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

ALTON - A new form of peer pressure, possibly glamorized by rap music, has police here struggling to find answers in several recent shootings.

Since May 13, the Alton Police Department has investigated eight shootings. And in each case, police have struggled to persuade witnesses to talk.

Lt. David Hayes, chief of detectives for the department, blames the problem, in part, on a new trend caused by rap stars who "glamorize the stop-snitching policy."