The editorial page of the Sun-Times on Monday addressed the knotty question of why Chicago city workers are so reluctant to report misconduct in the workplace. The editorial said some useful things about a culture at City Hall that leads upright workers to ask themselves, what’s the point? But I believe the closest it came to understanding the city’s “no snitching” culture was when it called it a “no snitching” culture.

When you put it that way, the question answers itself.