If you and your best buddy did something stupid like hold up people to get enough money to pay senior graduation dues and by new fashionable sneakers using a gun and only you got caught would you turn your buddy in? What if everyone knows it had to be him holding the gun simply because the two of you were always together, stars of the basketball team, expected to get full scholarships to college, called black and white instead of by individual names. What if he is white and his father gets a top notch lawyer when he is arrested on suspicion. The lawyer is sure to get him off, while you stand to be convicted because you were recognized by one of your victims.
What would something like this do to your longtime friendship and your lives? Was it worth the results?