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'Stop Snitching' producer facing prison time

The movie-making career of one Baltimore man who made DVDs threatening police informants will be on hold while he’s behind bars.

Ronnie Thomas, also known as Rodney Thomas, Skinny Suge and Tall Vialz, was convicted on a racketeering charge in federal court in Baltimore, federal authorities said. A jury found that Thomas was a member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods, and part of a conspiracy to rob and deal drugs.

But Thomas, 36, also produced two infamous “Stop Snitching” videos, which hit the streets of Baltimore several years ago. In one video, a man says “rat poison” is the response for cooperating with authorities. Prosecutors said Thomas discussed retaliating against a storeowner who refused to sell his “Stop Snitching 2” video.

Thomas faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the RICO conspiracy. He’s due back in court in April.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  January 29, 2010; 1:13 PM ET
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"Stop Snitching"...How STUPID is that. No wonder urban neighborhoods are so violent & dangerous. Idiots glorifying gangsters & thugs. They will kill & rob you regardless of your race. All they want is your money. The police are the enemy? How ridiculous. Too bad their "Moms" didn't have an abortion. We don't need this kind of trash walking around & influencing other idiots & wannabe punks.

Posted by: uncivil | January 29, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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