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    Don't just talk about it, DO IT already!

    Report: Would-be suicide jumper pushed off bridge - CNN.com


    (CNN) -- A passerby pushed a would-be suicide jumper off a bridge in southern China because he was angry at the jumper's "selfish activity," Chinese media reported Saturday.
    It happened Thursday in the city of Guangzhou as Chen Fuchao threatened to jump off Haizhu Bridge, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
    The bridge has gained a "macabre" reputation with 11 jumpers having thrown themselves off the bridge since the start of April, Xinhua said.
    Traffic was held up for nearly five hours and a crowd gathered as Chen sat on the bridge, threatening to jump, Xinhua reported.
    Chen wanted to kill himself because he had 2 million yuan ($294,000) in debt after a failed construction project, Xinhua reported.
    Lian Jiansheng, 66, who was passing by the bridge, offered to talk Chen down, Xinhua said. Police refused, but Lian broke through the police cordon and climbed to where Chen was sitting.
    Lian greeted Chen with a handshake, then pushed him off the bridge, Xinhua said.
    Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially-inflated emergency air cushion, damaging his spine and elbow in the fall, Xinhua said. He is now recovering in a hospital.
    A photographer documented the sequence of events. The photographs show Lian, dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and socks, saluting to the crowd after pushing Chen off.
    "I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lian told Xinhua. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."
    Police took Lian away after the incident, Xinhua said. It did not say whether he would face any charges.

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    Good job!
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    Can't complain there. If a person does that in Oregon or Washington does that count as an assisted suicide since that is permitted by law??
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    BWAHAHAHAHA!
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    I guess in a case like this of "shit or get off the pot" this guy would be considered a laxative?
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    I took a negotiations class at my old dept a few years back. One of the very veteran SWAT guys was in the class because he wanted to "see how the other side handled things". Ten minutes into his first mock negotiation he got fed up and yelled "That's it motherf&cker, if you don't kill yourself in the next two minutes, Im coming in there and kicking your ass!"

    Of course it didn't endear him to the instructors, but he wasn't there to actually be a negotiator anyways.
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    I hate to say this, but I giggled when I read that article.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesCopPodz View Post
    I took a negotiations class at my old dept a few years back. One of the very veteran SWAT guys was in the class because he wanted to "see how the other side handled things". Ten minutes into his first mock negotiation he got fed up and yelled "That's it motherf&cker, if you don't kill yourself in the next two minutes, Im coming in there and kicking your ass!"

    Of course it didn't endear him to the instructors, but he wasn't there to actually be a negotiator anyways.
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    Polish hostages......who needs'em?

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    When I was traveling the country riding at departments I heard the funniest story. It was winter and a guy climbed up on a bridge with a six pack of beer and threatened to jump. All the cops were freezing their asses off for hours trying to talk the guy down. Finally the lieutenant decided to try some reverse psychology and said, "If you're gonna do it, do it because we're all tired of freezing out here."

    The guy started crying and jumped off the bridge. The LT said, "Well guys, looks like I'll write this one up."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I guess in a case like this of "shit or get off the pot" this guy would be considered a laxative?
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    What the article doesn't mention, is he is a psych patient and was on the way to pick up his meds. He did offer to negotiate, but the police declined his offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Polish hostages......who needs'em?
    So what if he's Polish?
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