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Old 10-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Insomniac108 View Post
I've been following the college student suicide as the story has been developing and I am a little suprised at how far it has gone. This is without a doubt a tragedy and a wake up call to colelge administrations to be alert to the needs of its students. I believe that the people who breached his privacy should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and should be made to answer for the crimes they committed.

That being said, I think that "bullying someone to death" as a possible criminal charge is completely rediculous. I understand that being bullied is a very difficult thing. I've been on the recieving end of it and can say that it can make life difficult however, charging people because a victim of bullying took their own life is simple unacceptable. In essence, they would be charged for a crime that was the consequence of another person's actions. Yes, bullying should be eliminated, but the simple fact of the matter is that these people did not force the young man to kill himself. He made the decision on his own and was apparently clear minded enough to realize what he was doing. This young man took it upon himself to end his life as a result of his own reactions to what happened. The people who ended his life may have been the catalyst of the situation, but they certainly did not kill him in any way, shape or form and should not be charged with his death.

Think about it like this: Someone dumps their significant other and that person kills themself. Could you reasonably charger the person with the death of their significant other? They certainly set up the circumstances which eventually led to the person's death, but they did not make the decision to kill the person or even accidently kill the person. They would be suffering because of the decisions of others and that is not justice.

I think that the people who made the broadcast are miserable peices of shit and deserve to go to jail for the breach of privacy and I hope they feel guilt for the rest of their lives over this kid killing himself but they should not be charged for the kid's suicide.
Coincidentally, none of these bullies will find the cure for cancer.
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