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SomuchSlow Wed 17-May-17 15:39:56

So, AIBU but do we need to support those that grass a little more to make it socially acceptable to come forward with relevant information?

I'm watching Little Boy Blue currently; but I think it also blows to whistle blowing in NHS etc.


19lottie82 Wed 17-May-17 15:51:50

Grass? How old are you, 12?

SomuchSlow Wed 17-May-17 15:55:13

@19lottie82 - I guess you haven't watched Little Boy Blue and are unaware that mumsnet doesn't like quotation marks in post titles...

Perhaps move along if you've only come on to bash the OP and have nothing to add to the thread...

GreenHairDontCare Wed 17-May-17 15:57:29

Mumsnet doesn't like quotation marks? U wot m8?

SomuchSlow Wed 17-May-17 15:59:06

doesn't like quotation marks in post titles...

Move along now.

SumThucker Wed 17-May-17 16:00:55

I don't understand your question, so I'll move myself along.

Spam88 Wed 17-May-17 16:01:24

Ideally yes, but how you actually do that in practice when there's a whole community that an individual feels threatened by if they do come forward I don't know.

SomuchSlow Wed 17-May-17 16:02:30

@spam88 - I'm not entirely sure, I guess that's one of things I was hoping could be discussed. Do you think society has changed it's mind about these actions since high profile cases like Rhys Jones?

Nicknacky Wed 17-May-17 16:02:35

I had no idea if I was coming on here to talk about lawns, marijuana, or providing information to the police!

What support are you suggesting?

Fragglez Wed 17-May-17 16:04:07

Calling it grassing, with all the negative connotations that has, probably isn't the best way forward if you want to encourage it

Spam88 Wed 17-May-17 16:09:51

I guess there are probably two different issues. There are those who think being a grass would make them worse than the people who committed the crime (to paraphrase one of the calls to the police on Little Boy Blue) so a huge change of culture is needed there. And then there are those who are too scared of the repercussions.

NennyNooNoo Wed 17-May-17 16:13:35

I thought this was going to be a gardening question <leaves thread now>

Kursk Wed 17-May-17 16:16:52

Personally for me the government can never be a victim of a crime. Secondly if there is no victim, then it's not really a crime.

Therefore depending on the situation reporting people for a crime can do more harm as it erodes the trust within the community, because everyone is spying on each other.

GlitteryFluff Wed 17-May-17 16:18:54

I watched little boy blue.
I felt really proud(not sure if proud is the right word?) of Kevin and the mum of the boy who wouldn't leave the house, I don't remember her name. I could see what a difficult situation they were in. I hope they haven't had any repercussions from being truthful. I know Kevin was given a deal wasn't he? Was it a new identity? I don't know the answer, but they were very brave.

AnneBiscuit Wed 17-May-17 16:22:55

With all the election posts I thought this was about the Lib Dems legalising cannabis!

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