posted on May, 22 2013 @ 01:44 AM
Originally posted by Cuervo
I don't know what you guys expect to happen. Are you saying we should let crimes slide as long as they're committed during a good deed?
Well, let's look at it this way. Cop sees man driving car above speed limit. So, cop races after him, and passes him, forcing him to slow down and
stop. Cop gives him ticket. But, cop had to break the law himself, going above the speed limit, in order to do his good deed. Nobody gives the cop a
ticket for speeding. Why not?
If you break the law, to protect the law, should you get both reward and punishment?
If the man there didn't break the law, he couldn't save the boy. So, to a certain extent, breaking the law was required, to be in that position
where a life could be saved.
You might argue, that the man broke the law before the event presented itself, and therefore he didn't break the law for the purpose of saving the
boy. He already had that unregistered gun. So, the event was not the cause of him needing to break the law. But, the man might argue back, that
obviously, the mere fact that he had a gun, indicated he was simply preparing for the very kind of situation like this. He anticipated needing that
gun, and so the two things are, in fact, linked, just like that cop chasing the car. So if we charge the man with the gun, we should also charge every
cop who breaks the speed limit, in pursuit of a crime. Hey, some cops break the speed limit, even when they are not chasing down anyone.