What do you do if you are a witness to a crime?
What steps should you take, besides calling 911? Does it depend on the crime?
I would say that you take some well thought out steps. In today's climate, one never knows what they will encounter in the simpliest of crimes. Like wild animals, criminals tend to panic when they are trapped and they do desperate things in the process...possibly kill when they had not planned such a crime in the beginning. Everyone has a different approach that ranges from looking the other way to getting licensed to carry firearms legally. Every situation is different and requires judgement before action. Unless lives are being threatened, I would opt for calling 911 and gathering as much evidence as i could from a distance. WB
My first step would be to help the victim. Depending on the crime and circumstances, the approach has to be different. We need to careful not to aggravate the situation further.
Call the police if it was a murder. I've already got a great security system to keep me safe if the murderer attempts to get me. Possibly write a book about the situation. Make it really dramatic. However, if it was a crime like selling drugs or breaking into someone's property to get your stuff back, I would just ignore it.
by andrew savage 5 years ago
Is it illegal for a witness to leave the scene of a crime?
by travelespresso 8 years ago
I wonder what you would do if someone in a class you were teaching threatened with "I'll PUNCH your face in!" This has just happened to one of my colleagues. I'd be very interested in your opinions.
by Juan Carlos Siezar 5 years ago
How do you take a different approach to something common?In other words, how can you find something unseen in an object or action that you are very much use to?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
some parts of Europe due to immigration from Latin American, Asian, and African countries. Many people are threatened by the shift in the population. Quite a few people are resorting to joining nationalistic and militia groups as they feel that they are losing their racial hegemony in...
by days leaper 7 years ago
Out to get me?Do you think it is possibly true, if a friend or acquaintance camje to you needing help, and saying suddenly a lot of people seemed hostile to them and they didn't know why?
by cindi h 7 years ago
My husband and I were watching a reality show one night and the police were waiting for crime tips on a local shooting. The mother of a boy called to turn in her son, possibly for a reward!! Would you or could you turn in your own child?
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