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    Posted: 04 Aug 2017 at 7:40am
RE: the women who encouraged (bullied) a person into committing suicide. Pondering here, but, I'm thinking a bad precedent is being set. In effect the judge and jury are saying "words can kill". This potentially opens a huge can of worms. If I belittle a co-worker by telling him what a dirt bad he is and incompetent, and he quits, could I be sued for his loss of income? If "words" can kill, then "words" can cripple, maim, cause financial injury, etc.There are many different scenarios.
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http://www.wcvb.com/article/woman-who-encouraged-boyfriend-to-commit-suicide-to-be-sentenced/11134367
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In this case the words were of encouragement and direction to commit, and complete the act of, suicide.
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Talking apes and smartphones, what could possibly go wrong?
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Think of some of the discussions you have been involved in over the years. There are probably many points where you either were the aggressor, or the receiver of verbal reprimand, direction, criticism or intimidation that now apparently you can be jailed, or sued for. Almost like you hypnotized someone into doing something. No telling where this could lead. I am sure the Lawyers will show us the path in this politically correct society. 
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Isn't it called "Aiding and Abetting?" That is akin to collusion, complicity, conspiracy, and a bunch of other things. "She put me up to it, so she's at fault, ..." ... and that has stood up in court.
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Talking apes and smartphones, what could possibly go right?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/05/us/couple-texts-plane-abuse.html
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