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Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, released from prison
CNN ^ | January 23, 2020 | Eric Levenson, Jennifer Henderson and Kristina Sgueglia

Posted on 01/23/2020 12:30:34 PM PST by BenLurkin

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To: BenLurkin

Callousness is not a crime. Holding her criminally responsible for this death is asinine. Horrible people have the same constitutional rights as everyone else. If this was a disturbed, but not suicidal person and she raised the idea as an option, I could see holding her responsible. I highly doubt the facts of the case bear that out.


21 posted on 01/23/2020 12:53:39 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911/June 14, 1946)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Pretty much how I see it.


22 posted on 01/23/2020 12:57:04 PM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: Red Badger

Well, if the only thing I have to worry about is her trying to convince me to off myself, she’s harmless. :)


23 posted on 01/23/2020 12:59:16 PM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: BenLurkin
She was let out for good behavior. That's only because she didn't have access to a cell phone so she could text anyone else.
24 posted on 01/23/2020 1:00:41 PM PST by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: cuban leaf

Upon reflection, suicide is a crime. Sort of hard to punish the criminal, but collaboration to commit a crime is also a crime. But on the other hand, we’re also dealing with a minor. Hard to know what to do.


25 posted on 01/23/2020 1:06:48 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: cuban leaf

Perhaps he lashed out at you quickly because you so willingly exposed yourself as a vile POS? I could be wrong, but I doubt it.


26 posted on 01/23/2020 1:11:57 PM PST by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
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To: BenLurkin

Watching Schiff, ready to jump.


27 posted on 01/23/2020 1:18:29 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: BenLurkin

In our society, she’ll probably get her own show on TruTV...


28 posted on 01/23/2020 1:21:07 PM PST by jimmygrace
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe she can be roommates with murderess Amanda Knox.


29 posted on 01/23/2020 1:21:28 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: cuban leaf

Let me guess: You’re also one of those fun-at-parties types, who quite firmly believes that depression doesn’t exist, either, aren’t you?

I’ve heard the spiel so many times: “Depression is just as real as The Vapours! ‘Depression’ is just another word for ‘selfish’, ‘lazy’, ‘cowardly’ and ‘immature’?”


30 posted on 01/23/2020 1:44:00 PM PST by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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Talking someone in that state of mind off of a ledge should be more than 15 months.

if preying on the weak-minded is a crime, dumbocrap leaders are in serious trouble.


31 posted on 01/23/2020 2:21:53 PM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: cuban leaf

“Your quick lash out it me is troubling, though. It was not justified.”

One would think that you would take that in stride with your attitude of it being strictly okay for one person to goad another person into suicide.

Isn’t that offense you took a little hypocritical?


32 posted on 01/23/2020 2:28:33 PM PST by odawg
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To: cuban leaf
I think it should be zero. I see him as a darwin award case.

Maybe, but most people would tell him to walk away and take his drama somewhere else. She egged him on. I'm not sure about jail, but I am interested in which quadrant of the "hot/crazy matrix" graph she should be placed.

33 posted on 01/23/2020 3:03:24 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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Narcissists cause a lot of people to commit suicide...are they liable?...hell fn yes imo....


34 posted on 01/23/2020 3:53:42 PM PST by TnTnTn
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To: BenLurkin

Psycho eyes. She’s on the wrong side of the danger line in the hot-crazy matrix.


35 posted on 01/23/2020 4:12:53 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: cuban leaf; dp0622

Yes he did this to himself but he was mentally ill. I just can’t understand her not calling the Law or SOMEONE to get him help. Makes no sense to me that she would encourage him to jump off a cliff rather that get him help. Most good Christian people would get help.


36 posted on 01/24/2020 12:26:06 AM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

but collaboration to commit a crime is also a crime...


I suppose that is true, but it takes more than just texting that a person should off themself because they are useless, etc.

However, I’ve not read the texts. If she was actually giving him specific advice on how to actually carry it out, then yeah, That crosses a line. And I don’t mean stuff like “you should shoot yourself”. I mean stuff like, Here’s where to get the gun, here’s the best caliber to use, and where you should point it, etc.


37 posted on 01/24/2020 4:11:09 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: FroedrickVonFreepenstein

Perhaps he lashed out at you quickly because you so willingly exposed yourself as a vile POS? I could be wrong, but I doubt it.


My wife, workmates and Sunday school class would disagree, but then, they know me beyond a single post on the interwebs. And opinions vary.

One difference between the two of you and me are that only one of us seems to try to get to know a person before they lash out. It’s quite possible that all three of us are very nice people and, once we discuss a topic like this at length, may actually agree on most of it.

But I’ll withhold judgement on your character until I actually get to know you. :)

BTW, not to put too fine a point on it, but I went to a class called “The role of the man in the family” and one thing the teacher said was that if we buy tapes of the meetings, we probably should not share them with our wives because they will think he’s a jerk. And he went on to say that the “role of the woman in the family” class contains basically the same information, but he says it in a way women like to hear information, while the men’s class is said in a way that men like to hear information.

He went on to say that one woman, after the women’s class, confessed that she thought he was a jerk and a$$hole after listening to her husband’s tapes but found out, after the women’s class, that he was a very nice guy.

All of my posts are from a man’s point of view to a man’s point of view. I often get in trouble with women on the internet. In real life, I see that I’m talking to women and I adjust the class content accordingly. :)


38 posted on 01/24/2020 4:17:16 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: Kriggerel

Let me guess: You’re also one of those fun-at-parties types, who quite firmly believes that depression doesn’t exist, either, aren’t you?

I’ve heard the spiel so many times: “Depression is just as real as The Vapours! ‘Depression’ is just another word for ‘selfish’, ‘lazy’, ‘cowardly’ and ‘immature’?”


Nope. I’m actually a bit bipolar myself. But at 66 I figured out a long time ago that the down will go away and the “up” is coming.

However, I believe everyone is responsible for their own actions. Period. As a Christian I also believe that this world is very much like The Matrix or one of those reality video games. It is ridiculously temporary. We each play the hand we are given and thank the Lord for his eternal promise. It all has a purpose. I learned a great deal many decades ago when I read the story of Joni:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joni_Eareckson_Tada


39 posted on 01/24/2020 4:33:52 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: odawg

One would think that you would take that in stride with your attitude of it being strictly okay for one person to goad another person into suicide.


I don’t think it’s ok. I just don’t think it’s an actionable crime.

For decades I’ve said this: Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s moral. And just because it’s illegal, doesn’t mean it’s immoral.

I don’t think adult movies are moral. But I don’t think they should be illegal. Meanwhile, I don’t think it’s immoral to buy and sell beer, but it is illegal in my county.


40 posted on 01/24/2020 4:40:08 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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