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    Default ***Possibly distressing*** What do you think of this?

    Due to legalities I will keep this very vague. However, this did indeed happen and I'm interested to get the feedback.

    A boy in his late teens commits suicide by jumping off a large bridge. It was not an adventure jump gone wrong but suicide. The family have been left to pay a $3000 fine due to the "Do Not Jump From the Bridge" policy and it is being enforced - they have to pay it.

    In your eyes, is this right?

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    I don't think that is fair.

    If it was a fine prior to the event, I can understand it needing to be settled with the estate, but I think that this is just bureaucracy gone mad.

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    I guess the law is the law but No I don't think it is 'right' councils and government have written off bigger debts than that and hopefully some consideration is shown to the family.

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    I think that is atrocious, there is no way his parents should have to pay. I am seriously astounded, that is disgusting. Imagine dealing with yr childs suicide/attempt and then having to deal with that on top of it. Typical beaurocracy gone mad...

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    I guess lawfully, they should have to pay it...but ethically, no. I think that's terrible.

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    I think that is pretty effing awful.

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    The parents will be paying a larger emotional fine for the rest of their freaking lives..

    It is inhumane to add additional suffering financial OR otherwise to the family..

    May they be able to grieve in peace.. I am so so sorry for their loss..

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    Not right at all.
    I understand the whole 'we need to enforce the rules' bit, but to expect the family to pay the fine is beyond ridiculous.
    Hell, they don't make families of those who kill themselves in motor vehicles (either as accidents or intentionals) pay to repair roads, amenities, etc. so how can they feel comfortable making families of those who commit suicide pay a fine?

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