March 4th, 2013
Join Date: August 20th, 2008
Location: Desert Lands
Status: بستویا. کیا؟ ؟
Rep Power: 11
| | Re: Vigilantes
It mainly depends on which is more important: law or justice? It also, to a lesser degree, depends on the situation, society values and the level of law enforcement.
For example, if you see a murderer getting boarding his private jet after killing a dozen citizens, you SHOULD pick up your 9mm and send him a bullet through the chest.
But if there has been a theft in your house and you set out on 'vigilant street justice' instead of reporting the police, it would certainly be creating chaos and lawlessness in the society.
There are times when being a witness for the court is the best option and then there are those when you should muster up all you can and stop a crime from happening.
In my opinion when you can stop a crime from happening, its good to be vigilante, but when a crime has already taken place and you cannot stop it, the best option is to let the law take action and you should provide them with helpful information instead of impeding their progress with a mess of your own.
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