Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The ethical dilema in Theodore Boone's mind.

Theodore Boone is having to make a difficult decision. There is a murder case going on where the suspect, whom is guilty, is about to get away. One of his friend's brother is a crucial witness that has information that could turn the case around. One problem, the witness is an illegal immigrant and doesnt want to come forth in fear of being deported. Theodore must pick: Bring his friend's brother forth as a witness and risk him being deported, but expose the suspect, or not bring the witness and keep him safe from the authorities, but let the suspect get away with murder.

I would personally tell the witness to come forth because after the trial, there will be no way to get justice imposed on the murderer. It will be risky, and it will be hard to convince the witness to place his life in America on the line. I don't want anyone to get away with murder, unless it's me...

In my opinion, I think Theodore handled this situation very professionally. He ensured that the judge would come to know that there was a mistrial, which would prevent the suspect from getting away, and at the same time keep the witness from being arrested. Nicely done on his part.

I am positive that everyone has had to deal with a situation of this caliber, so now I ask you this: What would you do in this situation?

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