Hidin' Them Out...

Fugitive... - Fugitive...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
July 28, 2009 11:15am CST
Normally we all want to protect our family and friends. We’d do anything to make sure that they are happy and taken care of. Sometimes though they do things wrong and we end up stuck between wanting to protect them and law. For the most part I can honestly say that I’d never hide out a family member running from the law. I know if I did that I could be charged and jailed as well…I also know that there are a couple of family members that would pull me right up to the line between right and wrong. Would you hide out a family member that was running from the law? Would you give them money, travel tickets or send them to a distant friend where they wouldn’t be found…even if it meant you might be caught? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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36 responses
• United States
29 Jul 09
I think it would depend on if I knew if they were guilty or not. But most likely I would let them fend for them own self, unless I knew they was incent(spelled wrong} without a doubt.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
29 Jul 09
This is a really hard question, Twoey. It's easy to say I'd never do it, but who knows how I'd feel if a family member was really in trouble. I think if they'd committed murder or something, I'd have to hand them in - if they were a danger to society, it would be the best thing to do for everyone concerned, including them, as they may have mental problems. I hope I never have to make that decision.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I would not do that for anyone either whether I was related to them or not. I could get in alot of trouble for doing that and it could make things alot worse for them also.
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@nannacroc (4049)
28 Jul 09
No, I wouldn't. If they came to me for help avoiding the law I'm more likely to ring the police and let them know where they are. Luckily I have never had to make this choice and hope I never have to.
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I would not do anything like that at all. If a family member were in tourble woth the law, I would encourage them to face the music. I would not want to risk myself going to jail over some irrisisable action some family member did. becae it can happen or the cops can threaten you with jail if it happemsn.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Blood is thicker then water, so I would say yes. There is a close friend that we would try to quickly hide out, however we couldn't hide them out here as people know he comes here all the time. I know that the repercussions if caught are bad, but when push comes to shove, sometimes when you know in your heart they either didn't mean to do it, are sorrowful for doing it, or didn't do it at all, you've got to help them.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
1 Aug 09
i wouldn't give a family member a place to hide or give them money either like you said you would be gailed too i would try to talk them in to giving themselves up or i would call the law my self.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I have never been in that spot but I don't think I would. I would not want to see any of my family going to jail but I also would not want to go myself. It would depend of course on what their crime was but I doubt I would go turning them in but I wouldn't help them avoid facing the consequences either. Like I side...much would depend on the situation itself.
• United States
30 Jul 09
depends on what they did. if it's rape,murder,stealing,grand theft,things like that,i'm turning them in. no way is that bouncing back on me and it's wrong anyway.i would try to convince themselves to turn themselves in though.
@suzzy3 (8357)
30 Jul 09
We live in a small community everyone knows everyone,if something was to happen like you said.No I would not as it would not be right,I have been a law abiding person all my life,gone without and earn't what I have got,not hurt anyone or anything to get where I have got to.I see no reason why everybody else cannot do the same.Going to jail for someone elses' mistake no way.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I have never been put into that situation,but i supposs it would depend upon the crime..In the case of murder , I would think "NO" but i have never been put into that situation really...I have found that it is easy for me to say what i would or would not do, but put into that situation it sometimes becomes a whole different story...I am not sure what i would do in case it were one of my children, i know i would come closer to protecting them than anyone else...
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
30 Jul 09
'Do the crime, do the time.' Applies to family members as well with me. I would never harbor anyone who committed a crime. Sure wouldn't want to put my family at risk just because someone acted without thinking it out first.
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
hmmm, this is a bit hard to answer. first off, i've never known anyone who is a fugitive. and second, i don't have any family or friends that has been jailed before. but since this is a hypothetical question i might as well answer it. well, if ever that would happen to me, i think i will also call the police on that person. first though, i will talk to him and convince him to surrender. if he still doesn't want to face his charges then i would detain him and give him to the police. i know this is easier said than done. in real life though, answering this question isn't easy. it's always on a case-to-case basis. like, would you give up your father/mother or only son/daughter to the police? what would you do if you know they are guilty of the crime? would you stand up against them? these situations are a bit hard to swallow. i'm glad though that i don't have to make these choices. well, at least not yet anyway.
• United States
29 Jul 09
If I love a family member,not only would I hide them out,but I would shoot it out with the cops so they could get away. I have always wanted to be a gangster, and that would be my chance.
@Shellyann36 (11258)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I really don't know. I guess it would depend on what relative it was and what they were accused of. I know that might be morally wrong but I do believe that there are flaws in the justice system. Now if I know for certain that the person is guilty and the charges are something terrible I would turn them in right away. No ifs, ands, buts about it!
• United States
29 Jul 09
my family? HA!!!! I would turn them in in a heartbeat! None of them losers are worth me going to prison they make their own choices in life and if they make bad ones then they have to face the consequences
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
29 Jul 09
Like most life situations it is difficult to know what one would do unless one is in the situation but I am quite certain that I would never do anything to break the law especially to protect someone else who has done so no matter I how I care about them. I value my life with my daughter too much to put it in jeopardy and risk jail time myself. The only person that would make me think twice is my daughter; I would risk anything for her although my actions would depend on her crime.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
29 Jul 09
No, I wouldn't do this at all! This would be like harboring a fugitive and that's against the law! If this family member had a criminal past and they were running from the law, I sure wouldn't give them money, travel tickets, or anything. They need to face up to what they did. Kathy.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Jul 09
i WOULD WANT TO THINK I'D THE RIGHT THING BUT UNTIL WE ARE PUT INTO SITUATIONS LIKE THAT I DON'T THINK I CAN PREDICT WHAT I'D DO. HOPE i'm never put into that position.
29 Jul 09
Hi twoey68, I say I would turn a member of my family into the law if they done something really bad but saying it is easy but if it really happened I don't know if I could, unless he done aa murder mugging rape or burglery. Tamara