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The Request Made By Mr. Mcintosh

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There are three options available to address the request made by the Mr. McIntosh to be a character witness in his trial. The first option is to inform Mr. McIntosh that unfortunately I will not be able to honor his request to be a character witness. The second option is to inform Mr. McIntosh that I will be a character witness, but I can only do so by writing a letter to the court. The third option is to inform Mr. McIntosh I will honor his request to be present in person, but in accordance to the advice, I have received from my legal department and my GS at DHQ. It is important to understand that as a character witness I am not responsible for determining this person’s guilt or innocence. My function is to provide information that…show more content…
As part of my preparation in becoming informed I will seek prayer, and advice from mentors to make an informed decision. The decision that I lean towards will determine the need to contact DHQ. In this scenario I will not choose to respond by stating the choice I would make, I will simply respond by offering the possible decision I could make. The dilemma I face is that there is not enough information to make an informed decision. This scenario has limited information that is crucial to the decision making process. For me the issue at hand requires that I make an ethical decision based on limited information. Therefore, at this point any decision I make would be based on assumptions that I read from the information provided. I am not trying to use a technicality to respond to this scenario, but deep within this scenario is an ethical question. What do I view as right and wrong? In addition, to ethics is the biblical concepts of salvation, forgiveness, redemption, and judgment. My first option to this request could be to inform Mr. McIntosh that I sincerely regret that I am unable to be a character witness. If, I choose not to be a character witness there is no need for me to contact DHQ, since I eliminate The Salvation Army’s presence in this scenario. For me this option could be argued as acceptable. The
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