• Is stealing something stolen, stealing?
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If you were to take something from someone which they themselves had already stolen, would that still be considered stealing? My basic premise is: [B]*[/B]Stealing is taking something, from someone, without their consent.[B] *[/B]Something stolen is not someone's property in the first place. In case your wondering, its not that I am considering to conduct a massive thieving operation of an unsuspecting gypsy settlement. With the only thing that will potentially deter me-being this profound moral crossroad I have arrived at, no. Rather this post is the yield of a long and dull journey home as the result of taking the wrong turning at a T-junction.
No. [editline]17th August 2012[/editline] If you give it back it isnt.
If the property belongs to you and you "steal" it back, it is not stealing but merely getting your property back because you hold the rights to it. On the other hand if you steal something that doesn't belong to you but doesn't belong to the person that you stole it from either, it is stealing. You are technically stealing from the original owner assuming you do not give it back.
[QUOTE=gbtygfvyg;37289614]On the other hand if you steal something that doesn't belong to you but doesn't belong to the person that you stole it from either, it is stealing. You are technically stealing from the original owner assuming you do not give it back.[/QUOTE] Well you'd also be stealing it from the person you stole it from.
[QUOTE=gbtygfvyg;37289614]On the other hand if you steal something that doesn't belong to you but doesn't belong to the person that you stole it from either, it is stealing. You are technically stealing from the original owner assuming you do not give it back.[/QUOTE] That's definitely a logically sound point. :)
If you know that it is stolen, then yes. You are still stealing it from the original owner.
[QUOTE=King Tiger;37292030]If you know that it is stolen, then yes. You are still stealing it from the original owner.[/QUOTE] Even if you didn't know it was stolen it's still stealing because you're stealing from the thief while assuming they own it.
No hence why most countries have laws forbid Posession of stolen goods in addition to just having stealing forbidden.
[QUOTE=gamefreek76;37292548]Even if you didn't know it was stolen it's still stealing because you're stealing from the thief while assuming they own it.[/QUOTE] Agreed, my post wasn't well written. If you steal something from someone, it's stealing, regardless of whether or not it was already stolen.
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