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Tell Someone To JUMP

Post by CanadaCraig » Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:19 pm

Hi Everyone!! :)



A week ago today - in my city - Victoria BC, Canada - some poor soul decided to end his life by climbling up to the top [or at least near the top] of the Johnson Street Bridge. Someone called the police. Soon after - a crowd gathered. It is estimated that upwards of 200 people were watching the 'event'. [the bridge is very near the Victoria Harbour - a VERY popular place with tourists, etc.] In the words of one of the police officers who was at the scene, ".....as time dragged on, some would-be bridge-users pointed to their watches, huffed and puffed about having hotels to get to or pizzas to pick up, and muttered about the inconvenience of it all. Bad enough, but it was the behaviour of others in the crowd that was truly appalling. Some of those watching yelled at the man on the bridge - encouraging him to jump. Some were even heard to say [and more than loud enough for the man to hear] "jump - jump - jump you chickenshit!!"" The officer goes on to say, "The police had had enough. When some bozo got very close the distraught man and urged the guy to go [as in 'jump'] the cops moved in. The guy tried to run, but wasn't fast enough. He was led away in handcuffs, much to the consternation [disapproval] of a group at the other end of the bridge, who howled their displeasure. [in other words - some of the people on that bridge thought it was OK to encourage a person to kill themselves and that the police had no 'right' to arrest anyone for saying anything]



This whole thing makes me sick to my stomach. But it's not the first time it's happened. The same thing happened in New Westminster - the city I lived in before I moved to Victoria. Chances are - it's happened hundreds of times before.



Now you know what I think about people who do such a thing - what do YOU think?? How did you answer the poll question??



Just so you know - 2 hours after the police first got the 'call' - the man was escorted off the bridge and is - thank goodness - still alive.



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Re: Tell Someone To JUMP

Post by itsme » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:39 am

i wouldnt ever encourage some1 to jump. but i also dont think ppl should b arrested b/c they did say for him to jump. watever happened to freedom of speech. The police should have warned those ppl to not do that or else theyd b in trouble, but u cant jus arrest some1 out of nowhere. The person has their own decision on wether to jump or not, its not the peoples fault if they told him to do it.
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Post by Britt » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:41 am

i would never encourage anyone to kill themselves...unless i hated beyond hatred....like..if they had tried to kill me...or sexualy abused me or something along those lines...and they wanted to kill themselves..i might let them..but probably not....i would call the cops most likely


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Post by Kristina » Tue Jul 22, 2003 2:04 am

NO! I would never do that, that's retarded and meannnn
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Post by Cindy » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:46 am

Thats just beyond mean to do, and somthign i would NEVER do. I work hard to hopely save lives, why in the hel would i want to see someone end their life?
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Post by Barbies are Evil » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:47 am

Never, ever would I encouarge them to jump........anyone who's talked to me can tell you that.......
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Post by Sk8r_4_LiFe » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:18 pm

if u think about it, part of the reason someone jumps off a bridge, infront of a crowd so that people are like NO dont do it! just so he can do it and leave a little saddness in people because of his/her bad life or whatever. If no one said No dont do it and instead everyone said JUMP JUMP JUMP - then it might have the opposite effect!



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Post by ShowMeTheMoney! » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:44 pm

yeah, i'm with you. if i were to jump from a bridge and i heard a crowd yellin at me to jump i would just get so damn angry and stay alive just to go down the bridge and kill them!!! muahaha, from suicidal to homicidal! (sorry, i'm twisted...)

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Post by The Brillo Pad of Agony » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:49 pm

This thread demonstrates why people suck. Telling someone to jump is beyond harsh, in all honesty it's something I'd never do.



But then, the person who threatens to jump and then doesn't is a conviction-lacking attention-seeker, and they also suck.



In conclusion: people suck.
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Post by nj100688 » Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:56 pm

i would never tell someone to jump. thats evil.
its better to have people think you're stupid then open your mouth and prove it



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Post by daffodildreams » Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:18 pm

I wouldn't tell somebody to jump, but I also wouldn't stand around waiting for them to get off the bridge either. I can't tell somebody why life should be worth living if theirs really isn't.

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Post by Bkm2004 » Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:10 pm

Originally posted by Sk8r_4_LiFe@Jul 22 2003, 09:18 AM

if u think about it, part of the reason someone jumps off a bridge, infront of a crowd so that people are like NO dont do it! just so he can do it and leave a little saddness in people because of his/her bad life or whatever. If no one said No dont do it and instead everyone said JUMP JUMP JUMP - then it might have the opposite effect!



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I put maybe b/c I agree with sk8r_4_life but at the same time if the person did jump, I would feel responcible.
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Re: Tell Someone To JUMP

Post by Sky » Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:13 pm

I would NEVER encourage someone to commit suicide I would be the one begging him to get off.
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Post by CanadaCraig » Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:17 pm

In Canada - at least - it is not only illegal to help someone commit suicide but it's also illegal to encourage someone to commit suicide. Therefore - anyone who tells someone to 'jump' is breaking the law. As far as I am concerned - a person who yells 'jump' should be [if someone DOES jump] be charged with 2nd or 3rd murder.



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Post by shay14 » Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:28 pm

I put no probably not... I may scream "JUMP!" but only once. I agree with paul though...
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Post by Nats013 » Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:25 pm

i'd never do that especially cuz 1 of my friends jumped of a bridge last april :'(
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Post by lash » Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:40 pm

a person who yells 'jump' should be [if someone DOES jump] be charged with 2nd or 3rd murder. [/QUOTE]





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Post by clovers88 » Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:36 am

If it was my father yes ne one else no because my father don't care about me why would I care about him
why live when there is nothing to live for

why love when no one will love you

why need when you will get nothing

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Post by fightforjay99 » Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:50 pm

hell no that is just crazy
Bite ME im a tormented individual



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