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    Default Can you report to the police if

    The person is on a forum like this and you don't know them personally? Or at all?

    That thread about the diiiiick of a dad not putting his baby in a car seat got me thinking, what if that lady dosnt do anything (not saying she won't but what if. And sorry if your reading) and the guy keeps putting the baby in the front?

    But not just for this topic but others that may come up with anyone else could your tell a police officer?

    I'm not trying to start a fight jut really curious. Sorry if I offend anyone

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    If you didn't have any proof besides what they have written I very much doubt it... As its all hearsay.. You have no physical proof like license plate, name, address, or anything definitive.. And we all know that ppl dont tell the truth on the Internet.. So my guess would be no.

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    I don't think they could do anything.

    For them to be able to request the IP address of a user, I think they would need more sufficient grounds to go on than hearsay.

    I think someone's partner is a police officer on here. (Rainbow Road's?) Maybe they can answer more accurately.

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    The police won't do anything unless they have proof and that means that they actually see a child not properly restrained. So, even if a woman says her partner drove without their child in a restraint they can't do anything. So, no, you reporting it won't do anything. It sucks, but it also stops people from making false reports.

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    The police can't do anything without proof which is why so many idiots get away with not restraining kids properly - there just aren't enough police out there to get everyone.

    If the OP allowed her DP to drive her DS to day care in the front seat, without a restraint and called the police, *then* they could charge him, but the OP would also be complicit as she knew it was happening and didn't stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    the OP would also be complicit as she knew it was happening and didn't stop it.
    That is not correct, if you see an offence being committed you are not required to intervene regardless of whether it is your husband or a stranger. Otherwise no one would ever call the cops or they would be considered complicit in the crime.

    If the OP DIDN'T call the police it would make her complicit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    That is not correct, if you see an offence being committed you are not required to intervene regardless of whether it is your husband or a stranger. Otherwise no one would ever call the cops or they would be considered complicit in the crime.

    If the OP DIDN'T call the police it would make her complicit.
    If it's happened before to the OPs knowledge and the OP lets it happen again, yes, she is. If it was the first time it had happened, no. I should have clarified.

    Witnesses aren't complicit, but inaction can - and does - result in a charge depending on the circumstances. If the OP has witnessed it before, not her fault. If she let's it happen *again* that's inaction and it's entirely possible she could get in trouble - if heaven forbid, there was a car accident that resulted in death? She could be charged as accessory to manslaughter.

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    For many women (and men) Bubhub is a safe place to vent about what is happening in their lives. IMO everything should be taken with a grain of salt.
    Not saying in any way is the OP from the other thread being untruthful, she is obviously going to do the right thing by her child.
    I'm having flashbacks of that poor poor hubber who went through hell at work when someone decided it was their place to 'help' by sending their Bubhub threads to their employer
    Obviously if someone is in danger or risk people should attempt to HELP and support but as it is online it is not proof of anything.

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    Agree it depends on circumstances, but the OP wouldn't be required to physically restrain her husband (who is most likely bigger and stronger than her). If she tries to stop him but can't then the safest thing to do is to call the police to stop him. I would hate to think someone in the OP's situation would hesitate to call the police in that situation because someone has told her she would be considered complicit.

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