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Would you snitch on your neighbor for violating coronavirus restrictions?

Asked by Demosthenes (11038points) 2 months ago

For example, if you know that they’re having a large gathering for Thanksgiving that they’re not supposed to have?

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JLeslie's avatar


Who are people snitching to? The police?

gorillapaws's avatar

Yes, and for all you know, I COULD BE your neighbor, so follow the guidelines or you just may get reported…

Hamb's avatar

Hell no.

@JLeslie: “Who are people snitching to? The police?”

White people love the cops and call the police for everything.

JLeslie's avatar

@Hamb If you’re a troll here you won’t last long.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Nope, I’d shake my head and mind my own business.

janbb's avatar

No, but early on in the pandemic a neighbor had a lot of people at his house outside after we had talked about being careful and I did talk to him about it. He apologized.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. Just like I don’t go out of my way to snitch on people not wearing masks.

cookieman's avatar

No. When we were in lock down over the summer, my across the street neighbor had a few backyard barbecues with thirty-ish people. Certainly stupid, but they weren’t careening into my yard, so whatever — go be an idiot.

chyna's avatar

Is there money involved? No, wait, I would not snitch. <shifts eyes>

jca2's avatar

In the summer, my neighbors had big parties with guests bringing cases of beer. No snitching here.

kritiper's avatar

Yes. For the good of the general public as a whole.
(In a former life I was a US Marshal in the old west.)

tedibear's avatar

No. I would judge them in my head, and probably speak poorly of them to my husband and friends, but no, I wouldn’t haul in any authorities. Even if I did know who to call!

Dutchess_III's avatar

@tedibear 911 or better yet find out what your non-emergency police line is.

longgone's avatar

I wouldn’t call the emergency number. But if we’re talking about a scenario where people are repeatedly and consciously putting others at risk, then yeah, I might eventually alert the local authorities. It’s not like they would be dragged off in chains – we’re talking about a fine the people around me could certainly afford. I can tell by their cars.

In any case, first offenses usually just mean a warning. And honestly, because of all the unknowns involved, partying during these times feels similar to a hit-and-run to me. You just don’t know what kind of damage you’re doing. At the very least, the authorities would be able to get some names for the eventual contact tracing.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Actually I think 311 might be a thing now. It’s a non emergency contact number.

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