When Is It Your Duty to Report Something You See to the Police?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 13 2014 6:10 PM

Copy Creeper

The Gist and Dear Prudence follow up with a copy-shop employee who spotted a chilling letter.

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There are far worse things you can find on the photocopier than the rules to Fight Club.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo Courtesy 20th Century Fox.

Listen to Episode 70 of Slate’s The Gist:

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When a bored copy-shop employee spotted a chilling letter on the copy machine, he was left with an ethical dilemma.  On The Gist, Emily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column explains when it’s your duty to report discussions of sexual conduct with minors. Plus, Slate columnist Reihan Salam reveals how Rand Paul and Chris Christie are courting black voters. For the Spiel, Mike responds to flack for defending race-car driver Tony Stewart on last night’s All In With Chris Hayes.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.