View Poll Results: Should the family have to pay this fine?

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    Why stop there? Why don't the makers of razors, rope, knives, plastic bags, builders of tall buildings etc issue infringements too?
    Because you cannot stop someone determined to kill themselves (short of medical restraints etc) and you cannot hold the implement used responsible, which is what the notice is for- it's to prevent liability lawsuits against the council in case someone hurts themselves or gets killed by their own deliberate actions. Which is ridiculous; it's not the builder's fault, and that's blatently obvious, so on what planet do they get off reversing the equasion and fining the victim?!

    That poor poor young man, that poor poor family

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    Are you serious? Jeeze, there's so many things wrong with this...

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    This is bureaucracy gone mad! Definitely not

    The family did not jump from the bridge and are not responsible for others actions. Sometimes I swear they send these bills and fines knowing they are wrong but some just pay without questing so it's a bonus to them.

    I hope that the family are fighting this in every way although I'm inclined to think that a solicitor would not need to fight much to squash this especially in reference to the deceased estate as a PP mentioned.


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    Thats just stupid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onionskin View Post
    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...
    My thoughts exactley

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoletta View Post
    I guess lawfully, they should have to pay it...but ethically, no. I think that's terrible.
    I agree

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    No way is that right!
    The parents are grieving they don't need that. It's almost like they are getting fined for his death
    I would assume majority of people who jump of the bridge would die so IMO the fine is utterly ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTrooperVagiDuper View Post
    its horrible.

    and to add.... a friend of mine had an accident and drove into a power pole in her town... lost her child. council sent her a bill for $7000 to replace the pole and damages to fencing.
    Oh my god that's disgusting I can't believe this is happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GluttonForPunishment View Post
    Yet two people have voted "yes" so far....
    hope that was an accidental vote

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    No way.

    1. It wasn't their action's that created the fine.

    2. Gosh have a little sympathy they just lost a young adult who was obviously struggling. Give them a break, poor family!


 

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