Would you report the crime of a family member to the police?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Fassa Albrecht, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Fassa Albrecht

    Fassa Albrecht Guest

    Feb 18, 2007
    Tyneside, UK
    Supposing you knew without a shadow of a doubt that a member of your own family or indeed a partner had committed a serious offence, would you report them to the police?

    Inspired by a story I've just read where a woman reported her fiancé for sexual crimes.
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Yes I probably would.
  3. mvw356

    mvw356 Guest

    Mar 2, 2006
    something like rape and murder yes, otherwise no.
  4. TallLankyBastyd

    TallLankyBastyd Guest

    Jan 31, 2007
    Here is a thread concerning how TBers would handle a criminal "spousal" family member.
  5. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    depends on which family member.
  6. Two words. Blackmail and profit.
  7. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Probably not.
  8. That's a tough one. Way to many circumstances to consider. I'd love to stand here with my morals and righteousness and say I would uphold the law no mater what, but that would be lie if it meant I were to lose someone I love and nothing good would come of it.

    If that person I loved turned out to be some physico than that's another story.
  9. Faster than you can say 'Larry King!'
  10. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Snitches get stitches hombres.
  11. Kyon`


    Aug 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Murder, Rape, Harassment yes, being drunk and hitting a fence well maybe, running nude in public sport event no.
  12. Well, I witnessed my dad steal a spoon from a restaurant...

    So, I guess the answer is no.
  13. I think it also depends on if you could be prosecuted as an accessory/enabler/etc as well.
  14. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    Depends. The more serious the more likely.
  15. Time Monkey

    Time Monkey Inactive

    Jan 9, 2009
    something relatively benign... say... slinging a little pot here and there... no.

    coke dealer?

    in a heart beat.
  16. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    Relative by blood, it would depend on what it was. If it was something that I could see myself doing, or have done, then no. If it was something that I couldn't ever see myself doing, then yes. Relatives by marriage, yes in a heartbeat, whatever it was. But then again I don't really like any of my relatives by marriage.
  17. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    Nope. Much more funny to watch things play out. Plus you might be able to make a movie about it.
  18. jdieh1

    jdieh1 Guest

    Nov 28, 2007
    Queensland, Australia
    If it was a serious offense, then yes. Otherwise, I couldn't be bothered
  19. iplaybassguitar

    iplaybassguitar Guest

    Jun 22, 2006
    Rochester NY
    you need more factors in this question. it depends on many many things.
  20. alangoldstein


    Jul 23, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Endorsments: Aguilar, Hartke, DR strings, Analysis Plus "Oval" Cables
    depends.... thats a tough one. u know they say snitches get stitches