"Harvey Legree, who describes himself as an ex-drug dealer, produced a stop snitching DVD in 2005. Today he wants to create a different movie in Coatesville that depicts two guys who go to jail. One character goes back into the criminal lifestyle after jail and ultimately dies in the end. The second character turns his life around after jail and fulfills his dream of becoming successful. The movie is intended to show what life on the streets is like, Legree said. It's supposed to be positive and will take a different direction than the stop snitching moving, he said.
The stop snitching DVD, "The Sequel," started circulating in Coatesville roughly two years ago. The movie shows drugs and guns and attempts to intimidate people from telling authorities what they know about crimes. The stop snitching campaign is national and puts up road blocks for law enforcement officials nationwide."
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Harvey Legree’s videos look like a tribute to “Young Fallen Soldiers” of the drug business.
We know that the "War on Drugs" was an invention to keep black Democrats and "Hippies" from voting and CIA heroin and cocaine was a huge part of that War on Drugs.
CIA heroin & cocaine helped Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama and now Trump to keep black voters locked up and away from polling places.
Alfred McCoy wrote the first book about the “War on Drugs” and the CIA:
“Legree was arrested for drugs twice in 2002 and got out of jail in 2004. He produced the stop-snitching DVD, "The Sequel" in January 2005. The movie, which started circulating a few years ago, shows men with guns, drugs and cash in Coatesville.
The stop-snitching campaign has hit cities nationwide and is intended to discourage witnesses from giving police information related to crimes. The intimidating efforts to get people not to cooperate makes it harder for investigators to solve crimes, according to police.
Council members Ed Simpson, Kurt Schenk, Robin Scott and Stephanie Smith Dowridge said they were unaware of Legree's involvement with the stop-snitching DVD. Smith-Dowridge said that if she had been aware of it, it would not have affected her vote.
"We have to encourage people to change from the negative to the positive." she said.
Councilman Martin Eggleston said he was aware of it but believed that Legree was moving in a positive direction.
"Legree is turning into a different direction and I commend him for that," Eggleston said.
After the council meeting, Legree spoke about the new movie.
The negative publicity from the DVD made him want to focus his attention on positive projects, he said. He acknowledged the snitching movie encouraged illegal behavior.
"Everyone makes mistakes," he said. "Everyone should be given a second chance."
Legree said the new movie will be about a guy who went to jail like he did. He said he went to jail because someone snitched on him. In the new movie, Legree said, people who get arrested cooperate with the police and and tell them about people doing illegal things.
The new movie will be distributed by Mondre Boggs, who owns a recording studio in Downingtown.
"He's trying to go into a whole other direction, and I'm trying to enforce that," Boggs said.
Boggs said he would not be helping to promote the stop-snitching video.
One person featured in the stop-snitching movie has since been arrested for attempted murder.
"I've never murdered. I never will. But (snitch on) me and I'll get you killed," said a man in the DVD, who authorities identified as Duron Peoples on the DVD.
Peoples faces three counts of criminal attempted homicide and related offenses for allegedly shooting Jonas "Sonny" Suber on April 1, 2006. Peoples is awaiting trial. Suber's hand and chest were grazed during the shooting, according to reports. After several months of investigating, the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force arrested Peoples on Dec. 18, 2006, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Between the first shooting and Peoples' arrest, Suber was shot and killed at the front door of his Coatesville home on Oct. 21, 2006. The investigation continues. No arrests have been made.”