Even if one has witnessed seemingly unacceptable behavior, he must not hastily pass judgment on what has occurred. An incident taken out of context can be terribly misleading, both as a reflection on an individual’s character as well as in determining who is right in a dispute between parties.
(Taken from the Sefer Shmiras Halashon, Chofetz Chaim
A Lesson A Day — Chesvhvan 12 –
Day 42 pg. 133)