Posts made in April, 2016


Does Encouraging Someone to Commit Suicide Cross the Line of Free Speech?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A girl allegedly repeatedly encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages. He died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Now two years later the girlfriend is in court after being charged with manslaughter. Is a person that encourages someone to kill themselves protected under the constitution’s first amendment right of free speech? During the trial, Justice Robert Cory asked the big question, “When did this cross the line — when did these words cross the line?” Kids’ encouraging other kids to kill themselves is happening everyday via cyberbullying on social networking sites....

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