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Should these disc jockeys face criminal charges?

L.A. Times 2012/12/10 16:02:51
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Tearful and contrite, two Australian radio hosts Monday described themselves as heartbroken over the apparent suicide of the nurse in England who took their prank call seeking information about Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian said their impersonation of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles was a silly stunt that they never expected to succeed, let alone play a potential role in the death of Jacintha Saldhana, who worked at the hospital where Prince William's wife was being treated for acute morning sickness.

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  • Tylurr 2012/12/10 19:28:13
    No
    Tylurr
    +20
    Good god, NO. NO NO NO.

    NO the office gif

    THEY didn't force her to kill herself. That was HER decision.

    So you're telling me if someone I know kills themselves and had any sort of negative contact with anyone I don't like, I am hereby allowed to blame them to the point of criminal charges?

    NO.

    Oy...

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  • Navin Johnson (The Jerk) 2012/12/11 13:56:46
    No
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    well,no one died from the antics of the jerky boys! prank phone call masters!
  • Earthly Resident 2012/12/11 13:54:36
    No
    Earthly Resident
    +2
    they made an honest mistake and they know it, they r clearly devastated, and what would it say about us if we were to just keep piling it on, i find it cruel and unacceptable to make them feel any worse than they already do
  • sockpuppet 2012/12/11 13:43:13
    Yes
    sockpuppet
    Criminal mischief, or some such. Not related to the suicide, but just to set a precedent and get a handle on the irritating crap done in the name of self-promotion.
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/12/11 13:40:14
    Yes
    Picasso's Cat
    +1
    I think they should be beheaded in the public square, That should send a message, lol.

    guillotine
  • Navin J... Picasso... 2012/12/11 13:53:30
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    +4
    that's probably what england wants to do to them
  • Picasso... Navin J... 2012/12/11 20:01:00
    Picasso's Cat
    Wouldn't know, but like the radio announcers joke, so was my reply.
    Hope no one commits suicide over my joking, Lol.
    (and like I would care, Lol).
  • Navin J... Picasso... 2012/12/11 21:11:41
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    +1
    can't joke around at all anymore without the some hyper-sensative person being offended or offing themselves. no one can take a joke anymore these days.and some governments are just itching to censor everything
  • Picasso... Navin J... 2012/12/12 02:53:39
    Picasso's Cat
    +1
    Yupp, and i guess our political leaders are immune to that kind of hyper-sensitive crap, because I see they are always around to make the rest of us miserable, Lol!
  • santa6642 2012/12/11 13:39:14
    No
    santa6642
    It was a joke..
  • Stacy Densmore 2012/12/11 13:25:44
    Yes
    Stacy Densmore
    +1
    Well if you can get into trouble for impersonating a solider in the miltary.....then why cant you get into trouble for impersonating the Queen or even a president.
  • Vieuphoria Stacy D... 2012/12/11 15:53:01
    Vieuphoria
    +5
    Because it's no longer the middle ages.
  • Stacy D... Vieuphoria 2013/05/19 14:16:59
    Stacy Densmore
    Should time frame really matter?
  • Vieuphoria Stacy D... 2013/07/09 20:49:24
    Vieuphoria
    Yes.
  • Stacy D... Vieuphoria 2013/07/19 13:58:30
    Stacy Densmore
    And they still do it.
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/12/11 13:06:00
    No
    Cunning Stunts
    +1
    Such phaggots must have predefined issues if they are to off themselves over something so trivial.
    'Rather than honing in on things that are deemed offensive and the human wastes of space that further the issues maybe more people better wake up and realise that all the laws that are currently passing are limiting your free speech.
  • hasher 2012/12/11 12:52:47
    No
    hasher
    thats nurse must have had serious mental issues in the first place for her to do something like that. something else would probably have triggered it anyway
  • Jewellery Gal 2012/12/11 12:48:58
    No
    Jewellery Gal
    How could a prank call go so terribly wrong? Is it possible that she was borderline suicidal before she took that call? It would've been impossible for the 2 Aussie DJs to predict how she would react like this.
  • carlbrown4 2012/12/11 12:39:37
    No
    carlbrown4
    +1
    Thats there fault for killing themselfs they shouldn't sneak around.
  • M 2012/12/11 12:03:15 (edited)
    No
    M
    +1
    Well... I actually kinda feel bad for the hosts- some nutjob goes and offs themselves over a stupid phone call and now they're gonna carry that weight. I would actually award these two Darwin's Medal of Excellence for accelerating the process of natural selection. The far scarier part is that there was a nurse working with patients and sharp objects who was this mentally unstable. That's not a good thing.
  • doug 2012/12/11 10:15:01
    No
    doug
    +2
    If you were foolish enough to believe that it truly was the queen calling you from the reception desk then almost anything else could have finished you off. it was just bad timing for both parties, but seriously, if your gonna kill yourself over something like this.....
  • MichaelJ 2012/12/11 10:05:24 (edited)
    No
    MichaelJ
    +2
    Pretty amazing how many people voted that these people should be prosecuted. It does help explain how the country has gotten where it has. These people most likely think the word LOGIC is a hotel for CHIC people. They have no idea what the word FREEDOM means. I suppose in their case it is; you are FREE to be DUMB.
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/12/11 09:09:22
    No
    nightcrawler2005
    +2
    No. I don't know what they really could be charged with. They deserve the backlash they've received and their show has been cancelled plus their careers are probably going to be toast because of this childish prank. Added to that their going to have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
  • koko 2012/12/11 09:07:50
    Yes
    koko
    i think a crime is something that involved someone kill or a childs and a grow up adults
  • Muinaiset koko 2012/12/11 09:25:45
  • M koko 2012/12/11 12:06:03
    M
    +5
    I think cocaine is one helluva drug
  • the spo... M 2012/12/11 18:12:28
    the spoiler
    I think you're right
  • Navin J... koko 2012/12/11 13:54:03
  • Apache 2012/12/11 08:13:57
    No
    Apache
    +5
    There was no way they could have predicted the tragic outcome, criminal charges are for those whose actions are intended to violate the law or where actions have la higher liklihood of potential serious consequences such as dangerous driving, DUI etc.

    The managers who approved the stunt may be subject to civil litigation & it does seem they failed to follow PR protocol by airing the conversation between the disc jockeys & medical staff. Still, any one of us could play a 'joke' on someone & not realize the impact of humiliating or potentially impacting on a persons career, family, self esteem etc. Prison is not the answer, it rarely is.
  • Casey 2012/12/11 07:58:27
    No
    Casey
    No what did they possibly say to make her do that, sounds crazy to me!
  • TuringsChild 2012/12/11 07:08:45
    No
    TuringsChild
    It was a terrible tragedy. But they had no way of knowing she would react that way.
  • Eh Poli... Turings... 2012/12/11 07:31:16
    Eh Politico
    +1
    You could even take it one further, they had no idea who would pick up the phone.
  • Kurbdog 2012/12/11 07:08:27
    No
    Kurbdog
    +1
    It's just a little chlorine in the gene pool. kitteh cant go on
  • M Kurbdog 2012/12/11 12:09:52
    M
    +1
    LOL.. took the words out of my mouth.
  • Derbyhat 2012/12/11 06:50:00
    No
    Derbyhat
    Although deserve something, this poll alone says there are people here who would have done the same thing. With such a likely jury, the nurse would never get justice. For some, the nurse is just a doormat to wipe their feet on, clean their feet and leave the incident behind!
  • Lyka Midik 2012/12/11 06:20:52
    No
    Lyka Midik
    +2
    You don't respond like this by killing yourself.... That is extreme.
  • moviebuff 2012/12/11 05:50:31
    No
    moviebuff
    There is no way they could've known that the poor woman would commit suicide. They did invade privacy and I'm sure this is something that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The guilt and the public disdain for them will play on their conscious for years to come.
  • Eh Poli... moviebuff 2012/12/11 07:33:58
    Eh Politico
    They didn't invade the nurses privacy though(and while I think the cult of celebrity is the black eye of our society, a lack of privacy goes with that territory). Otherwise I agree.
  • moviebuff Eh Poli... 2012/12/11 18:00:35
  • SimImone 2012/12/11 05:35:08
    No
    SimImone
    +1
    how undescribably silly.... they could never have known something like that would happen, now could they? -_-
  • David Hussey 2012/12/11 05:26:07
    No
    David Hussey
    +3
    Criminal charges? Are you freakin' kidding me?

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