Is it wrong to steal money from a person who makes money in an illegal manner?

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  1. LensMan999 profile image59
    LensMan999posted 10 years ago

    Is it wrong to steal money from a person who makes money in an illegal manner?

    What’s your opinion about such an act?

  2. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 10 years ago

    As the saying goes, "two wrongs don't make a right"
    If you steal from a thief, that makes you one also.

    1. Krista Schnee profile image71
      Krista Schneeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I certainly agree. Stealing is never right. Better to make money on your own and benefit your family in a positive way.

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    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    I totally agree with Stacie. She took the words right out of my mouth.

  4. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    If one steals from someone who makes money illegally then you now have two people making money illegally.  No, it is not right to steal.  Period.

  5. erorantes profile image50
    erorantesposted 10 years ago

    It is wrong to steal no matter where the money come from. Eventually, one day someone will find out and both are going to jail.If you take the money.

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    Larry Wallposted 10 years ago

    I agree with several of the others. Stealing is wrong, regardless of where the person picked to be robbed got his money.

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    sheilamyersposted 10 years ago

    Stealing from anyone is wrong no matter who you're stealing it from.

  8. KEPitz1005 profile image60
    KEPitz1005posted 10 years ago

    Yes! It absolutely is wrong to steal money from someone. It doesn't matter how they got the money, whether it was legitimate or not. Stealing is stealing, and stealing is morally wrong. Karma will still come back and get you.
    Then there's the issue that stealing is illegal, so you would also be making money illegally as well.

  9. residentstone profile image56
    residentstoneposted 10 years ago

    Is it wrong? Sure. Depending on the way they make it, it's probally a good way to get smoked in the back of the head also. Now if I saw a suitcase with 3 million in cash, and a very small window of getting caught? Check you out on some white sand beach somewhere with a fruity little drink with an umbrella in it :0)

    In other words it would have to really, really be worth it.

    Thats why I never understood like 3 strike felons that like rob a liquor store get $36 and life in prison. My as well go for the bank, right?

  10. cianeko profile image84
    cianekoposted 10 years ago

    I think so because the money you are stealing does not being to either of you. If you do the same thing, it's like you are not different from him/her.

  11. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 10 years ago

    Two wrongs don't make it right. It is wrong to steal for a start. I'd rather have nothing than to steal someone's money no matter where they get it from.

  12. nitishchaudhary profile image37
    nitishchaudharyposted 10 years ago

    yes, if we do that than what will be the difference between the both person.

  13. cyoung35 profile image82
    cyoung35posted 10 years ago

    Stealing is never the right thing to do. Why not turn the person in that you know stole the money in the first place and then maybe the original owner would get their money back.

  14. parrster profile image81
    parrsterposted 10 years ago

    Of course, making money illegally does not necessarily mean it was stolen. It might also be counterfeited, drug money, protection money, blackmail money etc... The point being, it is not money they are legally entitled to.
    Who, then, is legally entitled to the money? If it is counterfeited, nobody. If it has been gained from others through nefarious means, then it should go back to whom it was illegally taken from.
    Of course, the problem is the word 'steal'; defined as taking without permission or legal right without intending to return it. But what if one takes back the money from criminals and returns it to it's original owners, or, to the police; would that then mean two wrongs just made a right. Robin hood operated along the same lines.
    What if you should take back (steal) the money from the crims' and hand it in to the police, but, the police can't find the original owner and so return it to you (unlikely but possible)... should you then return it to the criminals? I think not.

  15. angryelf profile image88
    angryelfposted 10 years ago

    Yes it's wrong- because no one wants to be robbed.  ALSO, I do not consider "stealing" as my first thought of illegally earned money. There's lots of ways for money to be earned illegally. In all technicality, if you babysit kids, are given money for it, and do not pay your taxes on it, that's illegally earned money wink food for thought hahaha.

  16. Man of Strength profile image70
    Man of Strengthposted 10 years ago

    Though you may not feel any sympathy for such a person, stealing is stealing. If you murdered a serial killer in cold blood, it's still considered murder. Yes it's wrong.

  17. Hezekiah profile image85
    Hezekiahposted 10 years ago

    Definitely wrong, two wrongs don't make a right. Although the victim may deserve it.

  18. chinemeremz profile image79
    chinemeremzposted 10 years ago

    it is wrong to employ tactics that are not within the ambit of the law to get justice for whatever crime committed that included stealing from criminals who themselves stole to get rich.

    Having said that, I'll state it in clear terms that stealing is stealing, and any Robin-Hood like moves by a person to steal from those making it illegally either for yourself or others can never be an acceptable behavior.

    Its like stealing money from a drug kingpin like Escobar and giving the proceeds to those who need it; or stealing blood diamond money from Liberian Dictator Charles Taylor either for yourself or others even if it is for a worthy cause.

    So the summation here is this; it is wrong stealing from those illegal money makers, when you do that yo have stooped low to their level.

    1. angryelf profile image88
      angryelfposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Not everyone who makes money illegally is stooping low- not all illegal money making is stealing. As a matter of fact, most of it is not stolen, and it is worked hard for smile


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