Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

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  • Joe Moe Logan, UT
    Dec. 8, 2012 12:14 a.m.

    Very sad.

    I'm also perturbed by all those laying heaps of blame on the crank callers. It was a joke. It was not malicious nor personal. They did not cause this suicide any more than a person going through a green light, t-boning a car coming through a red due to distracted driving, caused the distracted driver's death. They unwittingly walked into a bad situation that already existed (I believe this because no one commits suicide because of a random joke or crank call, unless there were other HUGE factors involved that we don't see). Certainly in hindsight the callers would have avoided it, but we don't get to live life in hindsight. And we don't park our cars forever out of fear that an inattentive person may cause their own death by making a mistake in front of us.

    A lot of people are making a knee-jerk reaction to this and crucifying the crank callers. I wonder, if they commit suicide in two days due to this blame game (which IS malicious and personal), if people will feel guilty for causing THAT suicide?? It would certainly be far more justified.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    Oh dear, this is indeed troubling!