If someone kills themselves because of harassment from another person, should the harasser be charged with murder?Posted by: PetersSmith
Let me give you an example: child puts a bully in the suicide note. Another: person commits suicide and it is found out through sources that they were being constantly harassed by a person. Yet another example: a person kills themselves and it is revealed that so-and-so told them to kill themselves the day before. As for "degree" of murder, that's up to you.
Yes, the harasser should be charged with murder. If it is revealed that the harasser seems to be one of the main causes for the person to commit suicide, then the harasser, in a sense, murdered them. Literally "bullying someone to death".
No, the harasser should not be charged with murder. People commit suicide because of a cumulative amount of factors that threw the person into deeper and deeper depression. That "harasser" was probably just the final push and was the first person(s) that could come to mind.
Okay, many people have been bullied and committed suicide. Eg Amanda Todd. end of story.
If the bully was purposely trying to get the victim to kill themselves, then a jury should be allowed to decide if the act was murder.
Other people should not be held responsible for someone's poor choices.
Absolutely not. If so, then where do we draw the line? "Tommy said I looked fat so I killed myself" Should Tommy do time? I don't think so. And even if the bully was harassing this person day in and day out and they were the main or even sole cause of the person's suicide, I don't think this bully should have anything more than a suspension for bad behavior.
They should be charged with harrasment stalking or threats to the full extent of theaw. but in he end people choose to take their own lives.
Charged with harassing, or... other charges are possible, but it does not fit the requirements for murder.
If they harass, they should be charged with harassment. The mental strength or stability of that who they harassed should be irrelevant. A crime is a crime. Nothing more, nothing less.
It would be mansluaghter
I would like to point out that this poll is biased. It says they commit suicide "because of harassment". That is not the case. Everyone is bullied/harassed at some point. How they respond to it determines whether or not there will be suicide. It is up to the person who commits suicide. Stop playing the blame game.
The bully clearly is a bad person for driving someone to take their own life, but he's not a murderer because ultimately the suicidal person is the one who made the decision to end their life.
No, the harasser should not be charged with murder. However, the harasser must be stopped far before the harassed is made to look like a door mat. In fact, bullies should be punished harshly. Even more so than stalkers and equally to sexual abuser.
No. Shouldn't get punished for someone else's weakness.