ANSWERS: 34
  • NO. Family first and always. That's what 'family' is for.
  • My brother once ate a grape at a supermarket and I turned him in for that. So yes-----I could.
  • id say yes. even though they may be a family member i love with all my heart... if they commited a terrible act, i would turn them in, not only so they dont hurt others, or whatever the case may be, but to also help them. sometimes it takes a little reality check for some people to get their act straight.
  • It would break my heart into a million pieces, but, yes, I would turn them in. I would, however, never stop loving a family member - no matter how heinous or hideous their crime. Even if I wanted to stop loving them, I would not be able to. My love for my family members is so strong it is almost out of my control. That said, I would definitely hope that the punishment awarded to them fit the crime, and, if possible, that they would be able to be rehabilitated and re-released into society.
  • Probably I would if it was that bad
  • No, I would not turn in a family member. It is the family's job to nurture, comfort, and protect its own. Out in the world, one encounters too many people predisposed against one. Family is a place of safety and rest.
  • that's a tough one. i hope i'm never in that situation. but i'll say yes. there are certianly some reasons i would have to.
  • Ok, yes i could and would... I mean, if your brother was a serial killer like the BTK killer, wouldnt you turn him in before he killed more people?
  • You bet I would. I don't tolerate such behaviour in myself and I won't tolerate in my family. And it's my duty as a citizen to turn over to police someone who committed a crime no matter who they are. And I do it at fifty.
  • Yes I would, even though it would be extremely painful for my family. Those who are victims deserve justice, and people have to face the consequences of what they have done. That's the meaning of equal justice - laws apply to everyone, including my family members.
  • I would have if they were hurting someone or was going to. No one needs to do something really bad anyway. I would feel like I had no choice but it would still hurt me to do it. But I could not live with myself if I didn't.
  • Yes. My family seems to be very close, and perhaps we are... I see them as being as close as roommates can be. (That would be more effective if I lived with them.)
  • I would turn them in. Seeing my father act the way he has, I've come to realize that no matter how much he is my father, if the oppertunity came up to send him to a lock-up, I would be for it. And that goes for anyone in my family who would commit such a bad crime.
  • Yes as heartbreaking as it would be I would turn them into the Authorities I have been on the victims family side of the fence and could never allow another person to go through the agony that my family lived. I certainly hope that I would say the same thing if my family had not been victims. I am sure I would. Justice must be served and seen to be served
  • i have before. my mother was a crackhead and i notified the police for her own good. she still does it tho...
  • If they murdered puppies and children -- absolutely.
  • Really bad? Yes, It would be hard, but I don't think I would be doing them a favor by not turning them in.
  • Yes and I have.
  • Yes. Why should others have to suffer for my misplaced loyalty?
  • My nephew raped his step daughter and confessed to me. I took him to the police department and made him turn himself in.
  • Yes, It broke my heart! My 14yr. old son was hanging out w/some kids and they all dared my son to shoplift some very expensive jewelry from a shop owned by friends of my hubby and myself. He was caught by my friend and brought home. I had repeatedly told him not to hang w/these kids cause he was always in trouble when he hung w/them. Anyway, I couldn't just put him on restriction and I wanted him to remember the consequences like he never had before.My friend and I took him to the police station, she filled out a report and he was taken to juvenile hall. He was in there for 3 wks and on probation for 6 mo. He has totally become a new person! I think it scared him enough that he will never do anything like that again. I know it sounds harsh. I don't want him growing up to be a thief!
  • Boy, that's a tough one. I guess honestly I would have to say that it would depend on the family member. Some family members I could probably turn in easier than others, and in complete honesty, I don't think I'd ever be able to turn my children in.
  • Yes. Especially murder or rape. I don't need the guilt of not saying something when another family is hurting because of what my said family member did. I would be more hurt that they wouldn't have the guts to turn themselves in and would be ashamed to be related to someone like that.
  • Blood's thicker than water, but the Law keeps blood alive. Yes.
  • Hard as it would be, I would have to think I would. Especially if it were something dangerous or horrific that they did. I would go with them to the police. But if they would not go with me, I would go without them.
  • Depends on what was done. Oddly enough, I find on thinking about it that murder might not warrant a call to the authorities - it would depend on the situation. Anything to do with child abuse would generate an immediate call, as would rape, but these are the only two I can think of that have a guarentee.
  • No. Family and friend ties are too close to do that to them
  • No. That's one thing that should be off-limits. I'm not gonna rat out a member of my family.
  • No i could never grass up a family member no matter what they'd done,if it was really bad i'd just cut them out of my life.As the old saying goes "blood is thicker than water"
  • It would be the hardest thing ever, but yes I would. Anyone that breaks the law should be punished, even if they are related.
  • Of course! I see no reason whatsoever to cover up something just because they're related. If you're willing to do the crime, be willing to do the time.
  • Yes, and I have done it too. When they find out and get mad about it they always say "You got me in trouble". My answer is, I did nothing to get you in trouble, you did. I just reported it.
  • It doesn't so much depend on what they did as much as it does which family memember. Certains ones I would hide like Anne Frank and others I would give up in a heart beat just because of who it is. Thats my twisted logic... But it only goes for family not society in general. With them... I ignore it all and say nothing and stand firm on the NOMBIIDEM rule. (None of my business if it doesn't effect me.)
  • No I would not, my family could commit murder and I still wouldn't turn them in, there's a line you don't cross and that's crossing it.

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