View Full Version : If someone you knew took the law into their own hands...
27th February 2008, 01:08 PM
ie if someone you really cared about was wrong in a severe way and had the opportunity, means and desire to strike back because the bad guy who did whatever got away with it, would or might you:
a - look the other way?
b - provide an alibi if needed?
c - possibly even perjure (sp?) yourself, if you were confident you couldn't be proven to be doing so?
d - help?
Obviously circumstances might vary one's answer, but I was thinking of mostly severe cases.
27th February 2008, 01:10 PM
a, b, c & d depending on the circumstances
27th February 2008, 01:17 PM
e - turn him in after the crime was committed, saying "I never thought he was serious!" depending on the circumstances.
27th February 2008, 01:19 PM
Do they have enough money to make blackmail worthwhile? I didn't see an option for "look the other way...for a price."
27th February 2008, 01:19 PM
27th February 2008, 01:21 PM
e - turn him in after the crime was committed, saying "I never thought he was serious!" depending on the circumstances.ie, "no." OK.
Do they have enough money to make blackmail worthwhile? I didn't see an option for "look the other way...for a price.":rolleyes: nyuk nyuk (hopefully this isn't how you'd treat someone you really cared about)
27th February 2008, 01:44 PM
:rolleyes: nyuk nyuk (hopefully this isn't how you'd treat someone you really cared about)
Everyone I care about is too smart to expose themselves to blackmailing by committing a crime with witnesses to begin with. Or else they're too nice to force the burden of such a choice upon their friends, and would therefore also keep their crime from anyone's knowledge.
I'm not naive enough to assume I don't know any murderers. I just don't know which people I know are murderers.
27th February 2008, 02:25 PM
I would volunteer help. (I am better at and have more knowledge of the arts involved than most of the people I would so volunteer for.) (And I am real certain they could never do more than suspect me - and not likely that.)
27th February 2008, 02:33 PM
E. I would conveniently show up before he or she pulled the trigger and give a heartfelt speech that makes him or her stop. Then the criminal, who was so touched by the speech, would make ammends with the friend and be determined to get their life in order. Then we'd all go to a gay bar.
27th February 2008, 02:39 PM
If my loved one had hurt someone, even in a kind of rightful revenge scenario, I'd like to think I'd turn him in.
If my loved one had killed someone, I'd definitely turn him or her in, regardless of circumstance, and let the law and his or her attorney figure it out.
At least, at first blush, that's how I think I would act. I just don't see myself protecting a murderer.
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