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    Default Is it ok to knock someone out?

    Who is being ridiculous and trying to drive drunk? and You can't get their keys away from them for whatever reason? I say yes it's fine because, you've tried taking away their keys and that's failed. ANd hopefully when they've regained consciouness they're sober enough to forgive you and thank you. But even not I'd rather have them hate me than the fact that they could have killed them selves or others.
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    Do those have to be the only options?

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    You'll be in jail for assault and battery. Great job!

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    If it's what needed to be done, then I say yes, the drunkard deserves it.

    Originally posted by Jaguar
    You'll be in jail for assault and battery. Great job!
    Well then the law clearly fails at making society at better, at least in this regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    Well then the law clearly fails at making society at better, at least in this regard.
    If you want to be a vigilante, you'll have to pay the price.
    It's your choice.

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    It depends on what you use to knock them out.

    If you use chloroform, that gas that knocks you out, or something else that isn't harmful, it's fine... but if you use your fists and beat them unconscious, you could very well cause brain damage. You could be responsible for ruining their lives, when it was remotely possible that they might have gotten home without an accident. I don't think a blow to the head is okay.

    I would support your decision to disable their car by any means necessary, though. Remove the battery, cut wires, cut the fuel line, slash their tires, etc.

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    Call the cops. lol

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    cops are less than useless usually.
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    If you want to be a vigilante, you'll have to pay the price.
    It's your choice.
    But it's unfair that someone should be punished for preventing a dangerous person from doing a dangerous thing. If the current situation is immediate, in that the police cannot get to the scene in time and a drunk is about to start driving, then someone needs to do something. Otherwise, by not taking proper means to stop the drunk, he/she could potentially hurt and kill other people.

    In addition, if that particualr drunk is a freind or family member, then it would actually make more sense to knock them out. If they are caught driving drunk they could face heavy jail time, which would be heart breaking to the drunkards family and friends. Therefore stopping the drunkard can not only save lives, but reduce the negative consequence of a person being sent to jail.

    Originally posted by prplchknz
    cops are less than useless usually.
    True that.

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    It's always ok to knock someone out, sometimes I do it for fun
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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