Massholes are at it again. Girlfriend breaks up with dude. He won’t take no for an answer. Over 40,000 texts later, she suggests he off himself. Sounds reasonable, since no didn’t work. So he did. Now the Suffolk County District Attorney is charging her with manslaughter. I guess free will is going the way of free speech in Massachusetts.
It would have been a hell of a lot easier to change her number.
Here is the story from the point of view of a law professor at Volokh Conspiracy.
This is the second incident where Massachusetts has tried this approach to creating crime that doesn’t otherwise exist anywhere else. The day he was supposed to graduate, boyfriend went to the top of a parking garage and jumped. Girlfriend was present when he did do. Even if she was there to judge his efforts:
She committed no overt act to send him on his way.
There is no such thing as hate speech. There is just speech. Get over it!