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JCC What does it take for you to rat on your neighbor

Discussion in 'Community' started by beezel26, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 10, 1998
    Posting awful advice threads to JCC.
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  2. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

    Jan 5, 2011
    I have zero relationship with my neighbors, I don't know their names and literally have never said anything to any of them. I don't think I care enough about any of them to intervene, but it may be harder than I think to ignore someone so close who really needs help.

    I don't approve of slangin' in my hood, but as long as it doesn't get out of control I'd probably stay out of it.

    I wouldn't get involved in child abuse unless I thought the kid was taking a real beating. I probably wouldn't get involved with spousal abuse at all. This is definitely something that might be too painful to ignore.

    I don't care about making noise unless it's really out of control and disruptive. I'll never care about parking spaces.

    Yeah, if I actually suspected murder, I'd drop a dime.

    I usually stay out of their business and I expect the same.
  3. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Sep 27, 2001
    For real?
  4. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

    Aug 18, 2002
    my thoughts on this subject are well known:

  5. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 20, 2003
    Fo real.
  6. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 23, 2009
    Okay, Riley Freeman.....
  7. GenAntilles

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 24, 2007
    Any breaking of the law or any other regulations that are in place. It helps that my unofficial position at my old dorm was 'Dorm Gestapo'
  8. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

    Jul 2, 2004
    I approve but I don't understand. I just can't keep up with the slang the kids are using these days.
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  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
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  10. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2001
    Whilst I know your beliefs will be conflicted by the following, I feel compelled to advise you this was not a term of affection.
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  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 28, 2000
    I would never, ever unleash a rat infestation on my neighbor. What kind of jerk does that?
  12. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 2, 2000
    I lived across the street from a drug dealer once. I'm pretty sure it was just soft drugs, mostly pot. I never ratted on him. Whatever.
  13. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 24, 2000
    I don't have a very specific answer but anything that put my wife and son in danger I wouldn't want going on next door to me. I had a downstairs neighbor at my last apartment that would beat his wife all the time. I called the cops several times. One night I came home from work and he was beating her on the front steps. They were gone the next day after that one.
  14. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 19, 2003
    One time poor beezel could not sleep because some foreign woman was screaming in unAmerican jibberish whilst being choke-slammed by her husband. We collectively classified the incident as noise pollution.
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  15. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 24, 2000
  16. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
    If Beezel was my neighbor, I would definitely rat on him.
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  17. Space_Caboose

    Space_Caboose Jedi Padawan star 1

    Sep 14, 2009
    Being a butthead.
  18. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

    May 25, 2002
    Called the cops in relation to a neighbor about 45 minutes ago. Lady of the house had gone out and the burglar alarm starting going off about 15 minutes or so later. I knew no one was home so after making sure what house it was I let the cops know in case someone had broken in. Turns out the cops won't even check it out unless there's signs of forced entry. I looked as much as I could considering the fence between our building and the house but didn't see any signs of broken windows or forced doors.

    Otherwise I operate on 'live and let live'. The neighbors in the other flats in the building are pretty quiet so no problems there.
  19. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

    May 11, 2003
    When I lived in the projects we had a drug dealer next store. He was a good guy, never did anything wrong and actually dealt drugs the next city over. He helped my mom out and was a great guy. Honestly, I can tolerate practically anyone as long as they are a good neighbor. Its surprising how much a person can get away with if they are a good guy. Yet play loud music and have parties and disturb the neighbors and expect nothing in return.

    And honestly, why do abusers continue to hit their spouses when there are witnesses around?
  20. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 31, 2012
  21. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

    May 25, 2002
    Update to my earlier post - lady of the house came home and I went over and told her about the alarm. She thanked me and said she'd known it had gone off because of the lights. Said it had been caused by her daughter's helium balloon migrating from the daughter's bedroom downstairs into the kitchen where it set off a sensor.

    That definitely would not have been my first guess!
  22. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

    Apr 27, 2005
    Because most are arrogant enough to believe that nobody will call the cops on them figuring that most will have the "live and let be" attitude. And sadly, most times, their right.
  23. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    I would report my neighbors if they were communists handing out them there communist literature.
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  24. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 20, 2003
    I would recommend not ratting on drug dealers, lest you find yourself in a world of pain. I would be surprised if you ratted on one and there were no repercussions towards you, honestly. Also, as someone surrounded by such people, I wouldn't even be concerned with what they do. Because they're going to do it either way even if they get busted. But more than likely they're going to die in a ditch. So just let nature take its course.
  25. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

    May 11, 2003
    That is the thing, drug dealers know who you are and what you have seen. If they are nice to you and none of their customers rob you and your stuff then they are in the clear. Most people let the police deal with it. If it doesn't affect them then they don't care. Dealers know that if they are causing trouble and pissing the neighbors off its only a matter of time. Moonshiners share some of their proceeds with the neighbors so they have no need to rat.