It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
Police have identified the first member of a sick mob which taunted a suicidal man before he jumped to his death as more than 5,000 sign a petition demanding action.
On Saturday afternoon the man - who has not been identified - committed suicide when jumping from a multi-storey car park at the Southwater shopping centre in Telford, Shropshire.
originally posted by: Cuervo
originally posted by: AboveBoard
Good God!! That should be illegal!! Incitement to violence or something... Disgusting behavior. People used to go to executions for entertainment, too. Can't think why its somehow great fun to watch someone die.
I'm 100% with you on this rant, gortex. Wish there were more people in the world like you!!!
Inciting violence is illegal and so is suicide... so maybe goading somebody to jump is illegal. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing some arrests over that.
May or may not do any good, but you really should send your rant in to the local newspaper.
The petition states: “We, the undersigned, request that West Mercia Police take immediate action to find, arrest and charge the people who encouraged a man to jump to his death from a multi-storey building in Telford on March 14.
“The family deserve this justice and the people of Telford want these people to be held accountable for their vile behaviour and complete lack of compassion.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the man concerned at this sad time.”
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: High5Ghost
They could be in breach of section 2 of the Suicide Act , encouraging or assisting a suicide carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment .... that would give them some time to consider their actions and send out a pretty strong message.
I know there is little to no chance of that length of sentence but it shows a custodial sentence could be a possibility.
Kids are scary these days. They've spent most their young life watching movies that implant fantasy and they think that's how the world works. And the cool music like rap, designed to get your adrenaline pulsing throughout your body. They're all wearing flat-bill hats and gold chains around their necks. Every one of them thinks they can fight until they step to someone that knows what they're doing then they get destroyed, but it all could have been avoided if parents shut off the tv and radio. My nephew is like that, and I'd bet twenty he learned it from the music he listens to, which is dribble by the way, at least Pac was talented, and he wants to join the CIA probably from too much COD. It's crazy. It reminds me of people I graduated with that were fans of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but only because the drug refrence not because of the point the author tried to make, and not a single one read the book..
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: gortex
The future looks bleak for humanity. How many times have we heard of young teens beating up the homeless, stomping and kicking their head like they're a piece of trash. I just learned a few weeks ago, a student in our high school urinated on and stomped on the head of a local homeless vet. This kid is full of anger, and every teacher in the school knows he's a ticking time bomb, even our school security. What's amazing, is he's back in school.
I witness teenagers being rude and inconsiderate everyday. If a fight breaks out, everyone stands around like it's a big show. Students literally create a circle around the two fighters and start cheering the students on. I've been teaching for over 20 years and I have to tell you, it really disturbs me how rude and disrespectful young people are today.
I don't know if the people who were cheering this man to jump were teenagers, but I can assure you, compassion, consideration and respect for your fellow man is on a steady decline.