The question this month is: If your parent or child committed a major crime, would you turn them in?
It all depends on what the crime is, and the context of that crime. More than likely the answer would have to be yes. I do believe that people can change from good to bad, and bad to good. If someone I love commits a major crime they can change from that. Of course they have earn trust back again.
Looking back on history there have been some pretty ridiculous things that were considered to be a major crimes, and other people didn't see things the same way as the government did. Take Jewish people being shipped off to concentration camps. If I lived in that time in Germany I'd be the one trying to dig a hole in my basement to give them somewhere to go to protect them. Sometimes it's not even the government that we have to fear. Albinos in Africa are being hunted right now for their body parts. Why? Because Witchdoctors believe their bodies have some kind of magical powers. Crazy!
Mica and Isaak have always gotten in trouble for troublesome behavior. When Mica was 5 he had his bedroom door taken off the hinges for slamming the door. He had been warned. This time Isaak's fingers were in it. He longed for privacy. He lost that privilege. His door was gone for 2 months.
Both boys have had to write letters to people in their class that they have done wrong by. Thankfully this has only happened 3 times: Mica fibbed once, he kissed someone in Kindergarten another time, Isaak stepped on someone's scissors, and wouldn't let his foot up. These were all pretty minor things. They get in trouble for small things. Big things should have major consequences.
If one of my kids killed, raped, or murdered someone they should be locked away. That's the only thing that could prevent that from happening again. If they killed someone because it was self defense that problem isn't going to go away, so they may as well face it up front. If they were accused of something they didn't do, again that problem isn't going away, so they should just turn themselves in.
I'd turn anyone I love in if they were a threat to society. Would you?