Tuesday, January 18, 2022

What Price Justice?


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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What if you knew that someone did something illegal, but to bring them to justice, something illegal you did would come to light?

13 comments:

  1. It would depend on what that person did and what I did. If they did something severe like swindle a lot of old people or kill someone and my illegal thing was minor, I would come forward. If there illegal activity was a minor one then I might keep quiet. On the other hand, they could always try and blackmail me which I would not stand for so I would then come forward. I just love sitting on the fence:)

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    1. If I were to specify (which I didn't), I think I'd say the illegal things were of the same "level". But yeah, that would definitely make a difference.

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  2. YIKES....that would be a damned if you do and damned if you don't....haha

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  3. Another good one. Unless what I did wrong was minor and his was major I'd have to think about it long and hard. Really long and hard.

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  4. Not gonna lie...I'd clam up about the whole thing. Unless he (or she) hurt someone. Then, yeah, I'd sing like a canary. So, I guess that makes me semi-noble.

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  5. Depends on what they did. If someone was hurt, then I'd probably have to say something, otherwise not.

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  6. This sounds too much like a law school ethics question …

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    1. Not what I intended. Sorry. (I've been struggling to come up with questions lately.)

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  7. I can visualize a snitch scenario with a person going into federal protection.

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    1. That does happen, doesn't it? That's the whole witness protection thing. Hmmm...

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