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Yuran Teixeira
Matthew Greogory
Criminal Justice Ethics
November 4th, 2019
What Would I do?
If I am within a busy shopping and tourist area, and someone happens to place a bag
down and walk away, my initial action would be to run and notify people. Although this may
seem weird to people or people might take this into offense, however, I truly believe that above
everything you can never be too careful or too sure. Considering the fact that there are many
tourists and that it is a crowded location, this would be an ideal situation or scene for something
like that to happen. I have heard way too many stories about bombs and things regarding that,
that It is hard not to think of the worst possible scenario, as safety does come first. For example
as someone who has an uncle who is part of a running group and runs marathons, it is hard not to
take into consideration situations like these, after what happened back in 2013. He is running the
Boston Marathon coming up in 2020, and situations like this could my judgment disregarding all
else. Situations and things like these, are the reason why in this scenario, I would run.
Although my decision would be to run, I feel that there are a lot more components than
just being scared and unsure. There are many other things to include rather then just how I would
feel. For example, there are facts to the matter. One fact is that some of the area of where this
person is leaving this bag is just weird. This fact, brings up many different thoughts that would
lead to my decision. Another fact would be the idea that someone is leaving a random bag
somewhere, and walking away from it. Although this could be seen as anything, I strongly feel
that the timing and era that we are in speaks for this action. This action is not only fact, but it is
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speculative. It is very risky to leave a bag somewhere, and walk away from it. It's not only weird,
but frightening as well. If you are walking away from a bag and placing it somewhere that many
people walk by and tour, what is for others to think?
On the other hand, if I were to take action I feel that running would be the best option. I
have always heard of the idea that things are scarier when you don’t know. There are people out
there who deal with situations like these, professionals, that get the job done correctly have little
chances of making a mistake compared to me. I feel that leaving it this status to people who
understand, is better than leaving it to people who are scared and just want to run away, me. In
regards to professional ethics, some may people that there are certain ways to react and handle
this situation. Some people, like me, would run and alert others, others would try and take care of
the problem right away on their own, and some people might even stay in that certain place so
other people do react incorrectly. I believe that the smartest thing to do, was to be as far away
from the occurring problem as possible, until more information is given, and safety is a fact and
no longer a question. In this situation, there is not a specific principle to follow in action, there
are many ways to deal with this situation, and it truly depends on the person and their feelings
towards the situation.
In connection to my idea that there are different ways to deal with this situation, ethical
pluralism comes into play. “ The idea that there are many theories about what is ''right”
andc''wrong” (moral norms) which may be incompatible and/or incommensurable with your own
personal moral norms.” This quote shows great connection to my idea that it all depends on
different people. Some people may believe that running from the bag is wrong or is not the
“right” way, however, personally, I feel that it is. As for others, they may have different ways or
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different ideas on how to treat this scenario that I would not agree on, but I cannot see it as right
or wrong, it is merely just a different approach to the situation.
Nowadays culture and background are somethings that are a big factor in our everyday
lives. Sometimes it can be taken a little too far, and people judge, and don't take into
consideration that not everyone is the same, but everyone is still human. “Relativism, the
doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical
context, and are not absolute”. I have seen many different people talk, post and joke about
muslims. I have seen many different videos, all over lots of social media and YouTube about
what muslims do. Yes, there has been many scenarions where muslim did do things like put
bombs in places, however that is only a few and not every muslim should get punish because of
what a few of them did. In this situation, I feel that depending on what the background and
culture of the person leaving the bag was, people would react differently. If it were a white
person, It would be less harm then if a black person left it. However, above all, if it were a
muslim people who decided to leave the bag, then It would be worse then anyone else leaving it.
It is very sad that based on based events, people are thinking like this, and I would hate for
something like that to happen to me, my family or my culture. As a African-American, it is
already hard being shades darker, so I could only imagine with muslims have to go through with
the things that have happened and the stereotypically mentality that people have nowadays. From
seeing many bomb pranks and people getting extra searched at airports because they have hijabs,
is extremely saddening and degreading. Relativism is something that is hard to change, and is
only going across the United States and even around the world.
In this very corrupt and judging world, I strongly believe that everyone should atleast
have discretion. The ability to have freedom to make whatever choice you think is right or
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wrong, is one of the reasons why people come to America or even want to live in America. As
someone who was raised in a different country, came to America at sixteen years old, for a better
life, and has more than half of my family come to America to live happy and free, little things
like discretion have really big importance. Not only in America, but I feel that everyone should
have a chance to speak and choose whatever they feel, so long as it is within the law and
nobody's getting hurt.
When making self decisions, or other people make decisions, many questions come up.
Within yourself you asking many mental questions. These are called normative ethics. For
someone who usually overthinking things, I usually give myself a mental pep talk. As my family
would always tell me, “sometimes you have to give yourself a few times to get it right”. This is
very true because I usually ask myself if I am making the right decision, why I am making the
decision and what will come after that. Sometimes I don't get to the why and I end up regretting
my decision, but learning is the best part about making a mistake. When other people tend to
make a mistake it involves many people asking questions as well. A large amount of the time it
is because they don’t know and wonder, however, there is a fair share of people judging others
for making decisions that they are free to make. I think this is where things go wrong, because
people expect not to judge, but don’t feel the same when they are on the other end of the stick.
In conclusion, my choice still stands. I truly believe that running and notifying people, as
I run, is the right decision. On the other hand, whatever anyone else chooses, is the right decision
for them. This situation is extremely scary, however, any choice of action that anyone chooses
should not be judged, shamed or looked at wrongly. There is truly no right or wrong to this, or
any specific guidelines to choosing the right action. I also believe that if this situation does
happen, I think that we should not look upon the culture or background of the person and treat
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this situation all the same. If it was a white, black or muslim person, we should react the same
wat and be coutious either way. It is important to stick by what you believe, however, we should
always do it on our own terms and not judge others for theirs.

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Yuran Teixeira Matthew Greogory Criminal Justice Ethics November 4th, 2019 What Would I do? If I am within a busy shopping and tourist area, and someone happens to place a bag down and walk away, my initial action would be to run and notify people. Although this may seem weird to people or people might take this into offense, however, I truly believe that above everything you can never be too careful or too sure. Considering the fact that there are many tourists and that it is a crowded location, this would be an ideal situation or scene for something like that to happen. I have heard way too many stories about bombs and things regarding that, that It is hard not to think of the worst possible scenario, as safety does come first. For example as someone who has an uncle who is part of a running group and runs marathons, it is hard not to take into consideration situations like these, after what happened back in 2013. He is running the Boston Marathon coming up in 2020, and situations like this could my judgment disregarding all else. Situations and things like these, are the reason why in this scenario, I would run. Although my decision would be to run, I feel that there are a lot more components than just being scared and unsure. There are many other things to include rather then just how I would feel. For example, there are facts to the matter. One fact is that some of the area of where this person is leaving this bag is just weird. This fact, brings up many different thoughts that would lead to my decision. Another fact would be the idea that someone is leaving a random bag somewhere, and walking away from it. Although this could be seen as anything, I strongly feel that the timing and era that we are in speaks for this action. This action is not only fact, but it is speculative. It is very risky to leave a bag somewhere, and walk away from it. It's not only weird, but frightening as well. If you are walking away from a bag and placing it somewhere that many people walk by and tour, what is for others to think? On the other hand, if I were to take action I feel that running would be the best option. I have always heard of the idea that things are scarier when you don’t know. There are people out there who deal with situations like these, professionals, that get the job done correctly have little chances of making a mistake compared to me. I feel that leaving it this status to people who understand, is better than leaving it to people who are scared and just want to run away, me. In regards to professional ethics, some may people that there are certain ways to react and handle this situation. Some people, like me, would run and alert others, others would try and take care of the problem right away on their own, and some people might even stay in that certain place so other people do react incorrectly. I believe that the smartest thing to do, was to be as far away from the occurring problem as possible, until more information is given, and safety is a fact and no longer a question. In this situation, there is not a specific principle to follow in action, there are many ways to deal with this situation, and it truly depends on the person and their feelings towards the situation. In connection to my idea that there are different ways to deal with this situation, ethical pluralism comes into play. “ The idea that there are many theories about what is ''right” andc''wrong” (moral norms) which may be incompatible and/or incommensurable with your own personal moral norms.” This quote shows great connection to my idea that it all depends on different people. Some people may believe that running from the bag is wrong or is not the “right” way, however, personally, I feel that it is. As for others, they may have different ways or different ideas on how to treat this scenario that I would not agree on, but I cannot see it as right or wrong, it is merely just a different approach to the situation. Nowadays culture and background are somethings that are a big factor in our everyday lives. Sometimes it can be taken a little too far, and people judge, and don't take into consideration that not everyone is the same, but everyone is still human. “Relativism, the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute”. I have seen many different people talk, post and joke about muslims. I have seen many different videos, all over lots of social media and YouTube about what muslims do. Yes, there has been many scenarions where muslim did do things like put bombs in places, however that is only a few and not every muslim should get punish because of what a few of them did. In this situation, I feel that depending on what the background and culture of the person leaving the bag was, people would react differently. If it were a white person, It would be less harm then if a black person left it. However, above all, if it were a muslim people who decided to leave the bag, then It would be worse then anyone else leaving it. It is very sad that based on based events, people are thinking like this, and I would hate for something like that to happen to me, my family or my culture. As a African-American, it is already hard being shades darker, so I could only imagine with muslims have to go through with the things that have happened and the stereotypically mentality that people have nowadays. From seeing many bomb pranks and people getting extra searched at airports because they have hijabs, is extremely saddening and degreading. Relativism is something that is hard to change, and is only going across the United States and even around the world. In this very corrupt and judging world, I strongly believe that everyone should atleast have discretion. The ability to have freedom to make whatever choice you think is right or wrong, is one of the reasons why people come to America or even want to live in America. As someone who was raised in a different country, came to America at sixteen years old, for a better life, and has more than half of my family come to America to live happy and free, little things like discretion have really big importance. Not only in America, but I feel that everyone should have a chance to speak and choose whatever they feel, so long as it is within the law and nobody's getting hurt. When making self decisions, or other people make decisions, many questions come up. Within yourself you asking many mental questions. These are called normative ethics. For someone who usually overthinking things, I usually give myself a mental pep talk. As my family would always tell me, “sometimes you have to give yourself a few times to get it right”. This is very true because I usually ask myself if I am making the right decision, why I am making the decision and what will come after that. Sometimes I don't get to the why and I end up regretting my decision, but learning is the best part about making a mistake. When other people tend to make a mistake it involves many people asking questions as well. A large amount of the time it is because they don’t know and wonder, however, there is a fair share of people judging others for making decisions that they are free to make. I think this is where things go wrong, because people expect not to judge, but don’t feel the same when they are on the other end of the stick. In conclusion, my choice still stands. I truly believe that running and notifying people, as I run, is the right decision. On the other hand, whatever anyone else chooses, is the right decision for them. This situation is extremely scary, however, any choice of action that anyone chooses should not be judged, shamed or looked at wrongly. There is truly no right or wrong to this, or any specific guidelines to choosing the right action. I also believe that if this situation does happen, I think that we should not look upon the culture or background of the person and treat this situation all the same. If it was a white, black or muslim person, we should react the same wat and be coutious either way. It is important to stick by what you believe, however, we should always do it on our own terms and not judge others for theirs. Name: Description: ...
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