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emmanuelst
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Posted on Sun, Sep 01, 2013 11:43

Many years have past since a friend of mine was killed. I have always known who did the dirty work and have been much too afraid to come forward, for fear of retaliation.  Clearly with this kind of information the murderer would  likely be prosecuted and convicted.  Now the time has come for me to clear my conscience and allow Alice justice. 

If faced with similiar circumstances would You DO the Right Thing?



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Jenkneee
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Posted on Sun, Sep 15, 2013 10:58

To answer your question; Yes, there is no way I would be able to keep silent.

 

How were you able to live each day knowing what you knew and not telling the authorities?  Did you think about it every single day?  Did you have anxiety the minute you woke up or did it affect your sleep too?

 

I think the fear of retaliation is usually associated in movie scripts with dealing with major players like a Mafia Don or at the lowest level, whether a good kid tells on some punk at school. Unfortunitely though there are some places where people live in fear of retaliation. In Detroit, my mom was afraid they would burn our house down for a lot less of a crime than telling the truth about a murder. People who live in nice areas may not be able to comprehend that some black punks tried to torch our house just based on the fact we were white. Now if I was to testify that a black, crack addict beat me up and would probably get some jail-time over it..yeah there is a chance of retaliation. I still wanted to press charges.



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Posted on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 23:33

I read this a couple of days back, and I gave it some thought.  If it would have put my family in danger, I would have sent the information in anonymously.  I wouldn't be able to live with the guilt knowing that a murderer was walking around free. Even if it were one of my own family members.



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Posted on Wed, Sep 04, 2013 08:10

Just me at risk, I would like to think I would do the right thing.  My family at risk also, it would be a lot harder. 

 

When it is hypothetical it is an easy question.  When it is real, it is another matter. 

 

 

RMac

 



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