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(SFGate)   Good Samaritan, who helped arrest kidnapping suspect, arrested for car theft   (sfgate.com) divider line 48
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2005-02-10 01:29:47 PM
Hackett's friends expressed outrage Wednesday at the turn of events, saying her arrest was one reason people were reluctant to come forward to help police.

I would think that a known, wanted car thief probably should avoid trying to help the police. What a wacky world we live in.
 
2005-02-10 02:26:01 PM
*points and laughs*

Ha-ha
 
2005-02-10 02:26:47 PM
Isn't this one of those cases where she kinda made up for her crime by helping prevent another? I means whats worse a stolen car or a stolen baby?
 
2005-02-10 02:29:09 PM
Idiot.
 
2005-02-10 02:29:37 PM
depends if it is your car/baby
 
2005-02-10 02:29:49 PM
There's a little bit of bad in all of us...
 
2005-02-10 02:30:19 PM
What a dumbass
 
2005-02-10 02:30:39 PM
"I think that's very wrong," said Keshia Browning, 17, who lives with Hackett. "I know that next time, people will probably do nothing to help the police. That's just making it harder on them."

Or, next time, "the people" could try not commiting crimes. It isn't hard. Look at me - I'm doing it right now! Just sitting here, being all noncriminal.
 
2005-02-10 02:30:46 PM
"When they have problem with a murder case, nobody will want to do anything," Browning said


Hopefully the victim will be Browning.
Soon.
 
2005-02-10 02:30:54 PM
I am outraged that I be held accountable for my past crimes! I mean, I did something good! can't we just call it even?
 
2005-02-10 02:31:48 PM
Ironic.

*Ducks*
 
2005-02-10 02:32:22 PM
No good deed goes unpunished.
 
2005-02-10 02:33:05 PM
Anyone else wondering why the kidnapper just happened to show up at the car theif's house?
 
2005-02-10 02:33:10 PM
What if your car is your baby?
 
2005-02-10 02:34:16 PM
...just lucky she didn't have a poodle with her. that would've ended badly.

/10 mins in penalty box for cross-posting
 
2005-02-10 02:34:16 PM
The good deed isn't being punished, the bad one is.

"I killed 5 people, but I helped 5 ladies cross the street! I'm a good person!"

No.
 
2005-02-10 02:34:17 PM
oops - thief's house
 
2005-02-10 02:36:37 PM
aha aha ah....
 
2005-02-10 02:36:44 PM
 
2005-02-10 02:37:10 PM
Stopping a kidnapping should get you a get out of jail free card. But you do not pass go and do not collect $200.
 
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2005-02-10 02:37:41 PM
can i wash his feet?
/mis-quoted simpsons reference.......flanderes' kids playing "good samaritan"
 
2005-02-10 02:38:14 PM
Isn't that why we have Crimestoppers? Your call is anonymous.
 
2005-02-10 02:39:33 PM
Mopslik: Isn't that why we have Crimestoppers? Your call is anonymous.


But then you don't get to be a hero!!

// but then you don't go to jail, either. Duh!
 
2005-02-10 02:40:24 PM
Am I the only one that was surprised to find anyone at all sympathizing with this woman in this thread? I figured I'd come in here and it would just be one Nelson "Ha-ha" after another. How could you possibly defend her? There's no merit-demerit system at work here... If there was I'd just call in three or four drunk drivers, then drive everywhere at 140 MPH.
 
2005-02-10 02:40:51 PM
She should just say it was a "youthful indiscretion".

It worked for our president.
 
2005-02-10 02:42:25 PM
Anonymous... hero... anonymous... jail...

I'll take anonymous for $200, Alex.

Besides, doesn't Crimestoppers give you a shiny nickel for catching the bad guys?
 
2005-02-10 02:42:26 PM
New Law:

*If you break something, you must build something equally as cool/useful as what you broke.
*If you kill someone, you must procreate, and raise the child to become as similar to the person you killed as is possible.
*If you steal something, you must break into someone's house and leave something of equal or greater value behind.
*If you break into someone's house or car, you must either stop someone from breaking into some stranger's house or car, or break into your own house or car with the same amount of force and disregard used in the original break-in.
*If you are caught speeding, you must drive below the speed limit for the same amount of time you were speeding. Thus, if you get nailed for doing 82 in a 65, you must drive 18 in a 35 for a while.
*If you kidnap a child, you must work for the milk carton people until you find some kid and return them to his/her parents.

/slashes boss' tires, heads to Big O for a new set

These new laws should make America a lot more of a fun place to live. So go out and do the dirtiest, most horrible things you can think of. Just make sure you do something nice that is equally proportionate.
 
2005-02-10 02:42:27 PM
Wasn't this storyline on "Medium" the other night? Those clever writers.
 
2005-02-10 02:44:36 PM
Thats why you need to give anonymous tips =)
 
2005-02-10 02:44:56 PM
I doubt that this will make anything harder for the police, because car thieves who later catch kidnappers are about as likely to read this article as most of the farkers who post comments.
 
2005-02-10 02:45:39 PM
Time for revenge.
 
2005-02-10 02:46:26 PM
karma sucks, doesnt it?
 
2005-02-10 02:47:31 PM
hilarious, you have a $50,000 warrant for car theft and you think it's unfair when you go to the police and they want to detain you. Regardless of the help she gave in an abduction case, that's a different story completely. It just shows how some folks think that they are inherently 'owed something' by the system and when they break the rules or the law they call it injustice.

/thanks for the help ma'am, now go to jail and let us consider your actions when parole time comes around.
 
2005-02-10 02:48:17 PM
Hyachts:

If there was I'd just call in three or four drunk drivers, then drive everywhere at 140 MPH.


That would be the best law EVER.
 
2005-02-10 02:49:09 PM
i hate people.
 
2005-02-10 02:50:28 PM
2005-02-10 02:30:54 PM mekkab

"I am outraged that I be held accountable for my past crimes! I mean, I did something good! can't we just call it even?"

Hey look, it's the Condolezza Rice story all over again. Don't hold my screw ups against me folks.

/credit to John Stewart (Daily Show) for that it goes.
 
2005-02-10 02:54:58 PM
-Zoidberg's Claw


What if your car is your baby?-


then i guess your wife deserves something for squeezing a car out of there
 
2005-02-10 02:55:58 PM
She didn't provide a tip annonymously because she probably wanted credit for helping to bust a case... well credit where credit is due... you allegedly steal a car then you need to take the credit for that too lady. wah wah.

/sorry about that Condoleeza flame thing folks.
 
2005-02-10 03:03:09 PM
Hyachts

Am I the only one that was surprised to find anyone at all sympathizing with this woman in this thread? I figured I'd come in here and it would just be one Nelson "Ha-ha" after another. How could you possibly defend her? There's no merit-demerit system at work here... If there was I'd just call in three or four drunk drivers, then drive everywhere at 140 MPH.

Amen brother! I thought the same exact thing - that I would come in here and there would be zero sympathy. Unfortunately, I was wrong.

/I'm SO disappointed in you people
//although not as much as I am in myself most of the time
 
2005-02-10 03:05:46 PM
 
2005-02-10 03:41:23 PM
I like the line about the police accepting anonymous tips. Obviously only the brighter people would think of this.

Or giving a false name because you know you're a wanted felon.
 
2005-02-10 03:54:52 PM
cantyoufarkoff

Wasn't this storyline on "Medium" the other night? Those clever writers.


Oh, sure, the writers deserve credit. TOO BAD THERE'S A PSYCHIC IN THE CAST THAT FORETOLD THIS EVENT HAPPENING... DUH!!!!

- R
 
2005-02-10 03:59:33 PM
This Woman got what she deserved, however her friends point is a valid . as much as the Red Staters think we live in black and white world, we don't we live in a grey world. Some people may have warrants, fines, lawsuits against them but don't have the money or time to pay or serve. The cops have effectivley alienated this segment of society. These are where your tips are going to come from. Especailly in Inner cities or multi cultural areas

An example from here in Ontario. Guy driving home in a snow storm, has had some beers. He probably should not be driving but he does. He sees a car in a ditch and no one helping. HE stops helps an old lady out of the ditch, puts her in his car, calls for a tow truck and cops as the lady may be hurt.

Guess what happened next- You got it a dui charge as the first arrving cop smelled the beers. Some people will say he got what he deserved, me I say the cop was the ass hat. Black and white world vs. Grey world.
 
2005-02-10 04:01:34 PM
OK, I can't stand it any more.

The COMMAS in this headline ARE UNECESSARY.

I can't for the life of me figure out why so many headlines here on Fark use this BS format. It's wrong. Commas used in this manner should provide additional interesting but non-essential information. But in this headline (and countless others) the phrase within the commas is actually essential because they identify WHO you are talking about. It's not just ANY Good Samaritan, it's the Good Samaritan who helped arrest kidnapping suspect. An example of non-essential information that could be set off by commas would be when we already know enough to identify the subject, like "Paris Hilton, who has nude pictures all over the internet, will not pose for Playboy."

Here endeth the lesson.
 
2005-02-10 04:20:43 PM
"Guy driving home in a snow storm, has had some beers."

Say's it all, yo.
 
2005-02-10 06:22:57 PM
Just the other day, we had a similar thread, about dudes saving a deer, and getting busted for pot. And most of FARK was up in outrage.

Granted, some were outraged because they are proponents of weed, but, still, it's the same principle...

Be responsible for your actions, and this doesn't happen!

/She is dumb. She has dumb friends
//Go Yankees! ...er
 
2005-02-10 08:37:47 PM
Some people may have warrants, fines, lawsuits against them but don't have the money or time to pay or serve. The cops have effectivley alienated this segment of society

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. And it's not the cops who have alienated this segment of society. They did it to themselves. The police are enforcing the law. From the article.. a felony warrant is "essentially a command from a judge ordering that an officer take the person into custody. So if I have a felony warrant for car theft, it's not the police who have alienated me, but my own actions.

/'Course I'm a red-stater. I expect people to show personal responsibility.
 
2005-02-10 10:45:12 PM
listen to Sammy kids:

"dont do the crime if you can't do the time."
 
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