Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Michelle Carter is a Murderer, Not a Free Speech Victim

A couple of days ago, Michelle Carter was convicted of manslaughter for promoting the idea of suicide for her "boyfriend."

Actually, she was more than promotional.  She craved that he kill himself, and ordered him to do so:

There are some claiming that poor Michelle is the victim in this episode, as she was just practicing her First Amendment rights.  While we sometimes find that language repugnant, it is just speech, and it is protected.

I'd link to these pieces, but I don't want to give their authors any credence.  Sick.  All of them.

Poor misunderstood Michelle, huh?

Sorry, dear, but you can't yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater because people might be trampled to death.  In the same vein, you can't tell a depressed, suicidal person repeatedly to "just do it" because they just might take their lives.  

You did.  He did.  Now go to jail.  

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