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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Everyone keeps saying..

    "If it would cause harm to others, etc"

    But my question is....

    What if it already has caused harm to others, thus its no longer preventable...... would you still stick around?

    The problem with society is that we as a society are so full of apathy.

    Not only that..... apathy exists in ways it never did 20 years ago...

    A great example of this is a type of call that has come up in 3 different situations, very similar circumstances... all with the same level of apathy...

    Individual calls 911 at 2 AM to report seeing a 6 year old (their description) boy walking on the side of the road with no parents. Person who calls then bothers to not leave their name, a call back number... nor did they bother to stop and see if THEY could help said child.......... If its a lost/missing child, don't you think you would be more helpful stopping and talking with the kid at least until police can arrive and find out where the kid's parents are, what the circumstances are, etc???

    No, instead, they say "Not my kid, I called 911, im going home now"

    And 10 minutes later when we finally get to the general area that the caller told us the kid was, of course, the kid is long gone.
    sadly, if you did stop and try to help the kid, his dirtbag parents would accuse you of abducting and molesting him in an attempt to shift the blame from them to you.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Everyone keeps saying..

    "If it would cause harm to others, etc"

    But my question is....

    What if it already has caused harm to others, thus its no longer preventable...... would you still stick around?
    Fine, I'll amend my statement to would cause harm, could cause harm, has caused harm, or is causing harm to others. I just figured that was implied.


    The problem with society is that we as a society are so full of apathy.

    Not only that..... apathy exists in ways it never did 20 years ago...

    A great example of this is a type of call that has come up in 3 different situations, very similar circumstances... all with the same level of apathy...

    Individual calls 911 at 2 AM to report seeing a 6 year old (their description) boy walking on the side of the road with no parents. Person who calls then bothers to not leave their name, a call back number... nor did they bother to stop and see if THEY could help said child.......... If its a lost/missing child, don't you think you would be more helpful stopping and talking with the kid at least until police can arrive and find out where the kid's parents are, what the circumstances are, etc???

    No, instead, they say "Not my kid, I called 911, im going home now"

    And 10 minutes later when we finally get to the general area that the caller told us the kid was, of course, the kid is long gone.
    Of course I would stay with the kid. I would hope for most people that would go without saying.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    sadly, if you did stop and try to help the kid, his dirtbag parents would accuse you of abducting and molesting him in an attempt to shift the blame from them to you.
    Was involved in something similar at a carnival. Saw a little 3-year-old walking all by her little lonesome. We didn't want to approach her for fear of being accused of something. I do believe picking up a child in that situation would raise real questions. So we followed along behind until we saw a copper and turned 'er in.

    As in Caine's example, that's just plain wrong. One can't leave a little child on the side of the road at 2 AM. One makes the call and sticks around. No danger of misunderstanding there.
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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Was involved in something similar at a carnival. Saw a little 3-year-old walking all by her little lonesome. We didn't want to approach her for fear of being accused of something. I do believe picking up a child in that situation would raise real questions. So we followed along behind until we saw a copper and turned 'er in.

    As in Caine's example, that's just plain wrong. One can't leave a little child on the side of the road at 2 AM. One makes the call and sticks around. No danger of misunderstanding there.
    I was at a church function a few months back when a 3 yearold wandered into a parking lot. So I started herding the kid towards the youth minister (since I didn't know who the parents were). About half way there, the kids parents come snatch the kid up and give me a seriously dirty look.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 09-08-10 at 11:41 AM.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Using the term snitch for someone who reports criminal behavior is just stupid. Reporting criminal behavior that may cause harm to someone else, or is currently causing harm to someone else, is being a responsible member of the community.

    Am I going to call the cops because my neighbors smoke a joint occasionally? Probably not. Am I going to call the cops when my neighbor is beating his wife or abusing/neglecting his child? Hell yeah. Will, and HAVE.

    I don't get how grown people are allowing their perspective on these things to be shaped by thugs and gang members.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't get how grown people are allowing their perspective on these things to be shaped by thugs and gang members.

    Cops do not have cool music videos with half naked women in it, wear absurd clothing, decorate themselves with the most awful jewelry, wear clothing the wrong way such as wear ball caps backwards or pants sagging down below the ass crack, have the loudest stereo that plays the loudest most awful music(if you can actually call it music) and severely abuse the english language by trying to talk like a baby with ghetto rat baby talk otherwise known as ebonics.
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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Yes, but cops are super hot, nonetheless.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    In the thread about bullying bosses, Jallman read me the riot act for telling the HR department about the things that I saw a manager doing to other employees.

    I'll never snitch again.

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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I have to wonder if he really believes most of that stuff he was saying. His rant against ratting on your friends and family to cut yourself a deal I understand. That is the most ****ed up thing someone can do is to rat out a family member or friend to get yourself a deal or to get a huge cash reward. Thats a major violation of loyalty, family bond, friendship and integrity. But the whole admiring gangsters,hating cops and saying that good samaritan deserved to get whacked for reporting bank robber to the police is something only a piece of **** would say, because its that kind **** why scum flourish.
    My bet is it is schtick. But underneath lies a layer of truth.
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    Re: To snitch or not to snitch?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post



    Of course I would stay with the kid. I would hope for most people that would go without saying.
    Unfortunately, we've had 3 such calls this year where the person didn't even leave a call back number.......
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