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City Desk is no fan of the “stop snitching” phenomenon. If your neighbor is selling hard drugs or beating people up, snitch away! But this advice-seeker on Prince of Petworth is giving calling the cops a bad name:

There are a couple of cars that belong to new tenants on our block that have out of state license plates that take up resident street parking. I know VA has a reporting system for out of state plates, but not sure if DC does – do you know of any system for reporting these tax and parking permit evaders?

If they get D.C. plates, won’t they still take up Resident Parking Permit spaces? The only difference is that this time the neighbors will be even less likely to move the cars, since they have a legal right to the spots. Come on, gentrifiers, play it cool.

Snitching photo by Shutterstock.