Wednesday, 5 December 2012

What if Its a Relative?

How do we handle crime at the hands of a relative, someone we know so well, someone who we interact with and at some point even adored?

Regardless of whether the crime is commited to you or another family member or even a complete stranger. It is always highly disturbing to know that we know the criminal and he is within our borders.

The truth of the matter is, if we do not report any crime commited, whether by someone we know or someone we do not know we increase the chance of that crime being commited again on another person and therefore take sides with the criminal even though we may be victims ourselves.

That we know the criminal personal puts us in a confusing situation of whether to tell or not to tell. Before we decide either, we should consider the consequences of both.


  1. If we tell, the criminal we know will be arrested and we shall probably not be seeing them as often as we could have possible wanted. And we shall also be held accountable as the "goody goody" that spelt all the secrets making it possible for that relative to hate us or even threaten us. 
  2. If we do not tell, the crime will possibly repeat itself and on new victims. And in future should it be discovered that you knew and were helping cover up the crime, that is a whole new scenario with you also possibly facing jail time!

What a conflict withing yourself but remember that reporting a crime whether done by someone we know or not we are helping to clean up society and also helping the one who commited the crime to a better life or even to help.

Before reporting be sure that you have made up your mind and you have enough supporting evidence in order that justice prevails.

DAUGHTER TURNS MOM IN FOR PONZI SCHEME

DAUGHTER COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER REPORTING FATHER FOR ABUSE

MOTHER TAKES 14 YEAR OLD SON TO POLICE FOR ONE POUND THEFT

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