Would you coddle a criminal in your house?

@mobhomeir (7565)
Philippines
September 1, 2009 11:00pm CST
Hey guys, I think it is a weird question. Of course everyone of us would say NO WAY of course. BUT, what if that someone who committed the crime would be your closed relative or you brother or immediate family member? Would you be still fair enough to surrender them to the authorities? Would you be ready to accept the consequence of being accessories of the crime if being caught coddling your immediate relatives? What's your point....?
3 responses
@jaiho2009 (39014)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
Hello Martin, I want to be specific with the person. If he is my brother,i would surely let him in my house,not to protect but becoz he/she is my brother/sister and i know my siblings so much.I know my brothers and sister,and i believe there is a good reason why he/she had committed such crime.I would ask and listen,and would convinced my brother or sister to surrender and would give my best to help my love one.No matter what the crime is,i won't leave or turn back. If the person is my relative,a distant relative whom i don't know much,maybe i would hesitate. depends on the crime he/she committed. the consequences,that i might be filed being an accessory. he/she is a distant relative whom i don't know much...we can be held as hostages.And i have all the reason to protect my kids too. And in this situation,the first thing to observe is the behaviour/atittude of the suspect.(depending the crime he/she has committed) This is really hard situation and decission huh.Whew....great question amigo
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Hello again mi bonita amiga...yes it would be a hard situation. Well maybe you're in the first place by keeping him/her in your custody. But for me I may do that not for the reason that I would be keeping him/her forever but to investigate first the real happenings and after that talk to some higher authority to secure the life of my relatives. YEs i think that's the best thing for me to do first...and thank you again for giving me such a good idea...thanks atty. jaiho...he he he h
@jaiho2009 (39014)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
again and again thanks for the mark...hahaha...im getting all the awards(grand slam) Thanks for all the friends who keep asking for help.Everytime i accompanied a friend who needs legal council/legal support/advice,i also listen to what would the lawyers will advice to the concern,and thru listening,i also learn something,i learn a lot. This is what i am saying,helping others is helping ourselves too.Learning new things from other's problem.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
I will not... it's not that I am being selfish and it's not that I will just shut the door on the person. I will talk to the person, find out what happened, what was the crime committed and the whole details of the story. If he/she really committed the crime then I would suggest that he/she should surrender to the authorities. A life in hiding is not a life at all. At least after he/she has served the sentence, they can start all over again and I am willing to help them start all over again. If he/she insists that he is being accused of something he did not do then I will help him get a good lawyer but he will still have to surrender himself and request for due trial.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Yes..you maybe right. That's also what I would do..investigate it first and after that call the proper authorities and surrender the fellow with a condition that whatever happen to my relative the proper authorities would take the consequences...thanks
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
For me, it's not a question if a person is your relative or not. I believe that if someone has violated the law, he or she should be surrendered to authorities. Protecting this person is showing this person that there was nothing wrong with what he or she did, which is not right.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Suppose it would be your mother or father, would you not hold it first and investigate first before turning it to the proper authorities? thanks for responding...