posted on May, 29 2004 @ 05:23 PM
Well it really depends on the exact situation as in who it is, what they're accused of, and how much information I have whether or not I believe it
ect. I have to agree with joey though for my own personal well being I might have to turn them in as I would have a hard time living with myself
knowing I was partially responsible for letting innocents die.
I have had several encounters with suspicious middle eastern men prior to 911, one whom after an argument I pushed down a flight of steps after he
told me it only takes on good finger to pull a trigger (another words he threatend to kill me), he looked a bit like one on another terror suspect
list , but to me many middle eastern folks look alike thus I wouldn't want to be the idiot tying up resources that could otherwise be better utilized
and thus again being responsible for inocent lives lost. Sort of a catch 22 eh. Oh yeah had I gone to the cops admitting I shoved him down a flight of
steps might not have been in my best interest either. Um yeah lets see, while breaking the law I ran into a worse lawbreaker - right. Also, I
wouldn't want to become the guy in the movie Conspiracy Theory played by Mel Gibson. I wonder how many more of them are buggiing the FBI now. They
must have some great storys about them.
Unless I was absolutely sure there was a real bad guy in my presence, I would not make that call. Let the people we pay to hunt the bad guys hunt
them. If you see some suspicious activity going on (a guy climbing under a bridge etc.) then make the call & make sure he's a bridge worker. I think
it's pointless to call & say I saw this guy that looks like that picture on the news, unless your pulled his picture up on your wireless as you were
viewing him or you've had multiple encounters due to business etc.
[Edited on 29-5-2004 by outsider]