(Closed) Rutgers Student Who Committed Suicide

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

As gratifying as it would be to see them receive harsher punishment, I don’t think holding them accountable for his actions would be wise.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I agree with teaandtoast. I haven’t heard from those two yet but I like to think that they didn’t know he would do this.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think five years is probably appropriate for the crime… when you add in the fact that their names have been broadcast everywhere and everyone knows what kind of people they are. No term in jail can replace social disgust… it’s a unqiue, excruciating punishment and doesn’t cost society anything extra, the way housing criminals and providing three meals a day does…

What most people want punished more harshly is their cruelty… but it’s not against the law to be a nasty, cruel, heartless person… nor should it be, the libertarian in me says… but what we can do is use this situation to reach out and make a point about how bullying at whatever age is disgusting and dangerous.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I hope they do get some sort of punishment for their actions, but unfortunately I don’t think they could legally be prosecuted for his death. It is very sad, and I feel very sorry for his friends and family. Hopefully they’ll get some kind of punishment for invasion of privacy, and hopefully they’ll be riduculed by the public for doing something so mean spirited.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t remember the case (some of the legal ladies on here might be able to recall) but a little while back I remember hearing about a court case where someone took their life due to something like this (just people being mean), and they brought the person to court.  For some reason I’m thinking this was a “Mean Girls” type situation more than on the boy side of things.  And the court charged them with involuntary manslaughter.  I’m sure they appealed it, but at least it was brought to court.  However, I think that the girl had left a note that basically said that’s why she was doing it, so it was a little more direct than this situation would appear.  It’s also possible that while criminal charges might not hold up, that civil court might do something (hence OJ being innocent in criminal court, but guilty in civil).

It’s sad, that we as humans are so needlessly cruel to our fellow man.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It reminds me of the myspace mom/girl suicide. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/16/us/16myspace.html

The mom pretended to be a boy and started a “relationship” with the 13 yearold girl and then “broke up” with her and the girl killed herself. It amazes me what people do sometimes!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SouthernTulip: I remember that case. It was a mom using MySpace pretending she was a boy interested in her daughter’s classmate. She led this poor girl on and then decided to humiliate her causing the girl to comitt suicide.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i am so conflicted about this, the whole situation is terrible. i’m trying to remember whatever happened with that case where a teenage girl killed herself after her supposed boyfriend from myspace turned on her, and it was actually the mother of another student who did it. in that case, i really felt like that woman deserved to go to jail. in this case i think it is a little less clear, and i admittedly do not know all of the facts. at most, i would say they could be charged with involuntary manslaughter. that’s basically what they did….they caused his death without meaning to do so.

so sad.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MrsPinkPeony: To me that situation was even worse… here she is, a mom herself doing that… so sick.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Magdalena makes a really good point.  The social outcasting by general society would probably be more punishing for these individuals than any court directed sentence. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

There was a case in Canada i believe wqhere a MOTHER was harassing her daughters friend via the net and the girl ended up comitting suicide..I belive she was charged with harassment of the sorts.

OR

I should get my facts straight before i sumbin something…I will get back to you gals.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I completely agree!  I totally don’t understand why people are so cruel.  Evidently, it would seem it’s a part of human nature: the coluseum, Hitler, this…it’s just awful that people do these types of things to other people.

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