Byond Account: AbominationBanisher Character Name(s): Rotciv Tilems Discord Name (ie: Name#1234): Round ID of Ban: 17904
Ban Message (Gyazo/imgur or copy and paste):
State your appeal:
Hey. I’d like an outside opinion on this, because this ban feels wrong.
End of the round, warden and a security guard bring me a cocooned prisoner (who I mean, was obviously with them for some time by then). Told me they’re in for murder and attempted murder.
I’m referencing the warden’s job description here:
“Ensuring the safety and proper sentencing of prisoners is primarily the warden’s responsibility. This includes moving prisoners to safety during explosions, radiation storms, and evacuation.”
So I grab the prisoner, and warden and I bring him to perma and stick him in there.
I trusted the warden to properly arrest the security guard (and only bring him to me if he knew that he was guilty), based on the principle that he would only arrest the security guard, his own fellow comrade, on the basis of an egregious law violation and certainly not something that could have fallen within the bounds of self-defense, for example. That is why I took the warden’s word.
Obviously, investigation and analysis is a great thing. But there are limits to second-guessing and breathing over the shoulder of your subordinates (which is my job, basically), mostly in the region of he-said she-said. The only thing the analysis would have yielded me is the guard saying that the murder was justified due to self-defense, and the warden who brought him to me under the pretenses of him not believing that it was self-defense, would’ve argued otherwise. Ultimately I would’ve still taken the word of the warden and nothing would have changed.
Consider this, let’s assume that the security guard did really just shoot a bunch of people to death for no reason. There is nothing stopping him from claiming self-defense, which is only the natural reaction of a suspect to do. This is why I took the word of the warden.
This is why I would ask for an outside opinion on this, because I feel like the matter was brought to an end a bit too abruptly. I don’t want this appeal to have a shitter-esque tone so ignore any accidentally-placed bad intonations. Cheers.