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Police thy neighbor: Virus fears fuel quarantine shaming

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By Sarah TITTERTON

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In East Germany, the Stasi encouraged people to report on their neighbors if they could overhear them listening to Radio Free Europe.

It was all promoted under the guise of evil ideas from the Imperialists contaminating the minds of children.

Neighbors turned on each other and it bread a huge culture of mistrust and suspicion.

Do we really want to live in that kind of society?

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In these times there is no defense for pure selfishness regarding minimizing the effect of the virus.

https://youtu.be/o4PnSYAqQHU

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People that report on others should get a free brown shirt.

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People that report on others should get a free brown shirt.

People that ignore social distancing result in more infections and ultimately more deaths. Perhaps the punishment for ignoring social distancing should reflect this.

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why not take photos/videos of the offenders?

Isn't taking photos of strangers without their consent kinda creepy, especially if they're children.

Actually, it's probably illegal, and if it's not, it should be.

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Buy a cat or similar....ffs!

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Domestic violence row next door, smashing sounds and screams, gunshot sound.... what do you do ? Ignore it ?

Kids selling drugs in the street outside your front door - what do you do ? Ignore it ?

Kids crossing the street whilst the lights are red and no cards around - what do you do ? Ignore it ?

Kids holding a Corona-2020 Party next door - what do you do ? Ignore it ?

I guess, you make your own minds up on which are serious issues that need reporting and which may not be. But it's also how the Authorities deal with reported situation that matters too....

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Let people do what they want to otherwise choosing a career in the police is the better option...

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Neighbors turned on each other and it bread a huge culture of mistrust and suspicion.

Do we really want to live in that kind of society?

Its already happening.

The cure just happens to be worse than the disease.

Most of people on this website only know as much as what the herd tells them.

They (posters on this website) social shame and virtual signal to feel better about themselves. When this virus blows over, god knows what they will do with their time.

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