Should mass shooters' relatives be prosecuted?
I read about the Northern Illinois University shooter whose girlfriend said she KNEW Kazmierczak had stopped taking meds and had purchased guns yet she did nothing.
Isn't that to be prosecuted in America?
- marsel_duchampLv 71 month agoBest Answer
Possibly. Knowing he was a danger and doing nothing about it might be considered some sort of complicity. Depends on the laws of the state most likely.
- SherryLv 61 month ago
Have you ever tried reporting someone to the police for 'making you nervous'? They haven't exactly done anything illegal, but you just FEEL FEEL FEEL weird about it? They treat YOU like the crazy one. In fact, the police can choose to arrest you for wasting their time, making false reports, etc.
- JeromeLv 61 month ago
Transfer this to Trump's criminal organization.
There is something called the RICO law. Under this law if its established you are part of a drug association, like the head you can be charged.
Even if you didn't do anything or not having knowledge of said drug crimes. You are part of the organization, your associate got caught.
You are guilty.
I keep wondering why when it comes to the president's criminal organization, I mean his administration. He is not connected in any manner. No matter how many HE hired, related to, or give orders to, arrested, convicted, snitched, etc............
When it comes to national security breaches by this nationalist administration.
- Mike WLv 71 month ago
Generally, no unless it could be proved that they aided and abetted, or had first hand knowledge of that person's plans, and didn't notify the authorities.
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- I'm That MexicanLv 51 month ago
I vote for bringing back sanatoriums. If individuals are that mentally ill, they should be institutionalized until stable.
- 1 month ago
Should relatives of known gang-bangers be prosecuted if the former fail to inform authorities that the latter are engaging in activity that might end in someone getting shot?
- colemanLv 61 month ago
people are allowed to stop taking medication and purchase guns here so it wasn't her fault unless if she encouraged or had a part in the shooting.
- NewtonLv 51 month ago
In some cases yes. For example, if a mass shooter's gun belong to the relative and the relative knows that he is potentially violent.
- Wage SlaveLv 71 month ago
It depends on what they do, there's a lot could happen. For example, if he was legally barred from buying a firearm and she purchased one for him at his request, that's illegal and prosecutable (but, unfortunately, probably only known after the fact).
- Anonymous1 month ago
No. There is no law in America stating that somebody has to take meds