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EyeSeeCold

lust for life
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
7,845
Location
California, USA
#2
Situations like that can be delicate. Actions taken can make a situation worse or cause what you intended to prevent, it's why police themselves train in crises negotiation to defuse such situations.

Unless it's something I knew for sure is going to happen and I'd be the only one to stop it, I think it's best to just report / escalate and protect your loved ones.
 

Cognisant

Condescending Bastard
Joined
Dec 12, 2009
Messages
7,589
#3
What would u do if someone here says he is gonna commit a crime?
Ignore them until they're banned.
 

Pyropyro

Magos Biologis
Joined
Feb 3, 2012
Messages
3,854
Location
Philippines
#4
Probably best leave it to the Mods. It's not a good idea to interact with the person since you might get visited by the cops which is at best inconvenient.
 

QuickTwist

Soothsayer
Joined
Jan 24, 2013
Messages
6,439
Location
A hut in the woods
#5

0neKiwi

Unstable
Joined
Sep 9, 2016
Messages
91
Location
(this universe)
#6
It doesn't matter, does it? As long as you aren't involved in it(aren't troubled by the after effects), it's none of your business.

Example:
I did xxxxxxxxxx
Answer:...OK, so what? *Leave*
 

Rixus

I introverted think. Therefore, I am.
Joined
Nov 21, 2016
Messages
1,282
Location
United Kingdon
#9
It depends on the seriousness of the crime in question. If I said I had exceeded the legal speed limit while driving, or if someone said they purchases illegal substances (something some people here seem to do regularly) or download a pirated movie, no one would care. I doubt anyone is going to confess to murder or being a child molester, so I don't think serious crimes that I would report are going to come up.

Plus, if someone is engaging in idle expression of anger ("I'm gonna kill that guy if I see him again!") it's probably nothing to worry about.

However, if you truly suspect a serious crime that will have consequences is going to be committed, or if someone is trying to involve you in a serious crime that will cause a lot of harm, I think I would have to do something. Basically, the question I'd ask is how much harm will come of my inaction and how much effect will my action have. You then have to decide what your conscience can live with.