Ethical scrap book II final paper 1

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Ethical Scrap Book Part II
Team D
September 29, 2014
Michael Raneses
Ethical Scrap Book Part II
Sit down with a group of individuals and ask each one of the same exact question. It’s guaranteed that you will get several different answers. No two people are going to look at any situation exactly the same. This weeks’ lesson called for our team to answer questions and discuss our different answers. We are all able to come to a general consensus on how we felt about a few things. The topics included good Samaritans, vigilantism, and civil disobedience.
We will first address good Samaritans. Good Samaritans do things for other people out of the kindness of their hearts. They don’t do it out of obligation or out of guilt but
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All team members agreed. Another Good Samaritan act takes place after losing a wallet at a baseball game it is returned with an additional $20 and a note requesting that the owner do a kind act for someone else. The team also agreed in this matter two people stated they would return the wallet with no additional funds, and another said they would return the wallet and not request them to return the favor of doing something nice for the next person. Returning something that does not belong to you is always done in good faith.
Similar to good Samaritans are vigilantes. Vigilantism is taking the law into one's own hands and attempting to effect justice according to one's own understanding of right and wrong. While good Samaritans attempt to help others through acts of kindness, vigilantes attempt to help others by inflicting justice on others when they see fit. While many people make the argument of that’s why we have a justice system, vigilantes argue that the justice system often fails. So do vigilantes have the right to take matters into their own hands when they feel the justice system has failed? As a team we agreed that they do not. Taking matters into one’s own hands makes the vigilante no better than the person who committed the original crime. While it is understood as to why they may be doing such a thing, it is still not acceptable. Violating the law to enforce

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