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That attempted suicide should be a criminal offence

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Abdullah HumoudAbdullah Humoud (PRO)
I will preface this by saying that I do not personally believe that attempted Suicide, in the regular sense, should have any sort of jail time or fines attached. The people who attempt suicide deserve assistance in order to recover.

That being said, I do believe that there should be Some punishments attached to certain forms of attempted suicide. A failed suicide attack deserves to be treated as a case of attempted murder, for as much people in a one-kilometre diameter of the scene of the crime, and should be punished accordingly, with at least 20 years to multiple life sentences depending on the severity. If any people were killed, it should be treated as a case of manslaughter, with appropiate repercussions

Committing Suicide not meant to harm others (i.e. jumping off a building) but knowingly in an area with a large amount of potential witnesses should be treated as a high order of disturbing the peace, with jail time of 2-5 years, and fines of up to $50,000.
Suicide that has been attempted within the confines of ones home should receive no punishment other then rehabilitation, unless the person knowingly had people within their home, in which case it will be punished as a minor degree of disturbing the peace, with probation and fines of up to $5,000.

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2018-11-05 12:24:04
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2018-11-21 10:44:18
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