Keyword: suicide

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 148 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note and hid secret illness

    03/27/2015 5:48:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 March 2015
    MailOnline US Friday, Mar 27th 2015 BREAKING NEWS: Germanwings co-pilot nicknamed 'Tomato Andy' tore up sick note on the day he crashed jet and hid secret illness from the company, prosecutor reveals Pilot Andreas Lubitz might have been suffering a 'personal crisis' after failed relationship, it was claimed last night He had suffered from depression and 'burnout' and was once deemed 'unfliable' but was later passed as fit to fly Head of Lufthansa admitted the 28-year-old had slipped through the 'safety net' - with devastating consequences Friends said he was teased and called 'Tomato Andy' because he worked as a...
  • A Potential Solution to Suicide by Aircraft

    03/26/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 48 replies
    26 March 2015 | Me
    I have a solution for the problem of a pilot getting locked out of the cockpit allowing the co-pilot to commit suicide taking 149 other innocent people with him. Doesn't require expensive hardware, only a policy change. Make the cockpit a "No Lone Zone". Military folks will recognize this as an area designated for the buddy system. In other words you are never allowed to be alone in the aircraft cockpit. When either the pilot or co-pilot wants to leave, another member of the crew must take his place.
  • Second 9/11 Hijacker Tied to Abu Nidal, Iraq

    12/22/2003 8:46:06 AM PST · by truthandlife · 37 replies · 355+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 12/22/03 | Carl Limbacher
    When the London Telegraph reported last week that newly uncovered documents link 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta to Iraq-based Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, it wasn't the first time one of the 9/11 hijackers had been reported to have such ties. In a development that adds evidence to the case that Iraq played a direct role in the worst attack ever on the U.S., reports show that Ziad Jarrah - who piloted the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers had discovered they were on a suicide mission - also had ties to Nidal. Like Atta, Jarrah traveled to Hamburg, Germany, where...
  • Another Key Ally of Ukraine’s Yanukovych Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

    03/25/2015 12:48:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Malay ^ | Friday March 13, 2015
    A key ally of former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych was found dead after an apparent suicide yesterday in the third such case in two weeks. Police said Oleksandr Peklushenko, former governor of the eastern industrial region of Zaporizhzhya, was found dead in his country home after suffering a fatal gunshot wound to the neck. “A preliminary finding by investigators is suicide,” Ukraine’s home affairs ministry said in a statement. He was the second pro-Yanukovych official to apparently shoot himself this week. A third Yanukovych ally allegedly threw himself from his 17th-storey flat in Kiev two weeks ago.
  • Transgender Homecoming King Dies From Apparent Suicide: Report

    03/25/2015 5:21:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    msn.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Maria Vultaggio
    A year after Blake Brockington was voted homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, the transgender teen died from an apparent suicide, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday. Brockington, 18, was the school’s first transgender homecoming king. When he was voted king, he told local LGBT newspaper QNotes: "I honestly feel like this is something I have to do. Nobody should be scared to be themselves, and everybody should have an equal opportunity to have an enjoyable high school experience." The transgender youth activist became open about his identity when he was a sophomore. He explained to...
  • American Doctors Are Killing Themselves and No One Is Talking About It

    03/23/2015 8:00:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/23/2015 | Gabrielle Glaser
    It’s estimated that at least 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves every year. Many are struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction. Greg Miday was a promising young doctor with a prestigious oncology fellowship in St. Louis. He spoke conversational Spanish, volunteered with the homeless, and played the piano as if he’d been born to it. He had rugged good looks, with dark wavy hair and a tall, athletic build. Everybody—siblings, patients, friends, nurses, professors, fellow doctors, and above all, his physician-parents—adored him. On the evening of June 21, 2012, Greg drew a bath, lit candles, and put his iPod on speaker....
  • Enough Fighting: Time for Libertarians and Conservatives to Unite [retread zot]

    03/23/2015 7:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaled · 143 replies
    Raging Against The Rhetoric ^ | 03-18-2015 | Jackie Wellfonder
    Conservatives often find themselves at odds with the libertarian crowd. However, is that anger really warranted? As President Reagan once said, “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” True conservatives and libertarians, let’s not pretend there aren’t fakers on both side, all agree on the fundamentals: limited government, personal responsibility, and economic freedom. Neither group wants the government interfering in our daily lives and telling us what we can and cannot do. Now there may be slight disagreements on how that plays out in the policy arena, but we should not allow...
  • Autopsy suggests suicide in hanging of black man in Mississippi

    03/20/2015 12:30:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 71 replies
    la times ^ | 3-20-2015 | MICHAEL MUSKAL
    <p>Preliminary results from an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd, whose body was found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi, strongly suggest the death was a suicide rather than foul play, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.</p>
  • anyone else have a problem with pages loading???

    03/18/2015 2:46:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 40 replies
    FR | 3/18/15 | self
    Okay, for at least 3 weeks now, pages wont load fully, and it is only this website
  • Air Force Reservist's Suicide Brings Home Tragedy

    03/18/2015 9:57:43 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 27 replies
    military.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Howard Altman
    That's the question the family and friends of Air Force Reserve Capt. Jamie Brunette are struggling to answer. At 30, Brunette seemingly had it all. A vivacious and attractive athlete and scholar, she had been lauded by the Air Force for her work in Afghanistan, was a partner in a fitness center about to open in Largo and was known by her family and friends as being the strong one always ready to help others. But for some reason, Brunette, who left active duty after 11 years last June and joined the Air Force Reserve, couldn't help herself. On Feb....
  • Kimberley gas plant protesters ‘left nothing’ for people

    03/12/2015 1:53:44 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | 13th March 2015 | Andrew Burrell
    THE Aboriginal leader who backed a $40 billion gas plant in the Kimberley as a way of creating indigenous jobs has attacked “extreme nutter” environmentalists who he says derailed the plan but have since done nothing to help the region’s impoverished people. Wayne Bergmann, a businessman and former head of the Kimberley Land Council, told an oil and gas conference in Perth yesterday that suicide rates and unemployment were rising in the Kimberley due to a paucity of jobs, especially for younger people. Telstra director Geoff Cousins and singers Missy Higgins and John Butler were among those who opposed the...
  • Rural, urban suicide gap widening among youth

    03/09/2015 3:21:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Andrew M. Seaman
    “Most concerning is that adolescents with a history of mental illness and those with a history of suicidality were as likely to report access to guns kept in the home as were those without such histories,” he added. Fontanella and her colleagues suggest that integrating mental health services into primary care visits may improve access.
  • Sixth suspect in death of Boris Nemtsov dies in suicide explosion

    03/08/2015 5:34:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015
    GROZNY, Russia, March 8 (UPI) — The sixth suspect in last month’s killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov committed suicide by blowing himself up as police surrounded his apartment in the North Caucasus on Saturday. Beslan Shavanov, 30, {link:attempted to escape: “http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/07/europe/russia-nemtsov-murder-arrest/?iid=ob_article_organicsidebar_expansion&iref=obnetwork”,nw} his Grozny apartment by tossing a grenade at officers. He then blew himself up, according to Russian media.
  • Vegas mom blames bullying, school district for daughter’s suicide

    03/06/2015 12:07:45 PM PST · by redreno · 32 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | By KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ
    Natika Bird says bullying killed her teenage daughter. Carla Jamerson, who was 14, will never get her driver’s license, graduate from high school or fulfill her dream of becoming a scientist. She committed suicide in the downstairs bathroom of the home she shared with her mother, father and 9-year-old sister on the night of Feb. 27. Bird said her oldest daughter’s death could have and should have been prevented. She said she cannot recall a time when Jamerson was not picked on by her classmates, from kindergarten to middle school. It was especially terrible at Canarelli Middle School in southwest...
  • Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

    03/05/2015 10:46:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 6:15 PM EST | Mike Stobbe
    The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday. The rate for boys and young men increased since 2007, too. And it remains three times higher than the female rate for ages 10 to 24. […] From 2007-2013, the rate for young females went from 2.2 to 3.4 per 100,000. That’s the highest since the 3.1 rate recorded in 1981, when such tracking began. The rate for young males went from 10.7 to 11.9 per 100,000, although the rate seems to have...
  • 'I Jumped Off a Bridge to End My Life But Was Saved - by a Sea Lion'

    03/05/2015 8:39:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 March 2015 | John Shammas
    Kevin Hines was battling mental illness when he tried to commit suicide, but believed the sea creature kept him afloat and saved his lifeA man who was suffering from mental illness and depression has revealed how a sea lion saved his life after he tried to kill himself. Kevin Hines jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, but against all the odds he managed to survive. Hines told how his depression had led him to see life through a "bit of tunnel vision," leading him to think he had to die. SNIP He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:...
  • Suicide rates rising for older US adults

    03/02/2015 8:50:36 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    ScienceBlog.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009, leading to disproportionate effects on house values, household finances, and retirement savings for that age group. In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that external economic factors were present in 37.5% of all completed suicides in 2010, rising from 32.9% in 2005.In addition, suffocation, a method more likely to be used in suicides related...
  • Report: Schweich believed he was target of smears prior to death

    02/26/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Diamond · 26 replies
    KTVI - Fox 2 News - St. Louis ^ | 2/25/2015 | JOE MILLITZER
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died Thursday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said officers were called to the auditor’s home in the 7100 block of Wydown Boulevard just before 9:50 a.m. for a reported gunshot victim.They found Schweich on the floor of his residence with a single bullet wound. Chief Murphy would not disclose where the gunshot wound occurred. Schweich was rushed to Barnes Jewish Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • Ode to Islamic Suicide Bombers...[Jigsaw - Sky High]

    02/23/2015 2:57:58 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Answering Islam ^ | 2/23/2015 | Staff
    Jigsaw - Sky HighSUICIDE BOMBER - Some claim that "suicide bombers" are against Islam, since SUICIDE is forbidden in Islam, even one of the major sins. Why then do these attacks happen on such a regular basis? Why are those people celebrated as martyrs? The puzzle is solved by recognizing that "suicide bomber" is simply a false terminology. The purpose of these people is not to kill themselves. They wish to kill the enemies of Islam, and in their view the most effective way to kill as many of their enemies as possible is to do it in this particular...
  • When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First…[Humorous]

    02/22/2015 10:51:14 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 38 replies
    Israel Video Network ^ | 2/21/2015 | Staff
    When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First…
  • Obama to sign veterans suicide prevention bill

    02/12/2015 7:28:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 9:05 AM EST
    President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans. Obama on Thursday will sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. […] The measure is named for a Marine who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. …
  • Op-Ed: EXPOSÉ: Belgium is Committing Suicide

    02/12/2015 5:26:16 AM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | February 9, 2015 10:07 AM | Giulio Meotti
    As the capital of the European Union goes, so goes Europe. And the details are worse than you can imagine. Belgium has the highest per capita number of Islamic terrorists gone to fight in Syria and Iraq than any other European country. Brussels is the capital of the holy war, as well as of the European Union.
  • Begging To Die: The Curiously Circumscribed Nature of the Suicide Right

    02/11/2015 2:25:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    According to the U.S. Supreme Court, people do not have a fundamental right to kill themselves. The Supreme Court of Canada used to agree, but last week it changed its mind. Both courts still agree on one thing, however: The government has the authority to determine when and how you may take your life. The curiously circumscribed nature of the right recognized by the Canadian Supreme Court reflects a willingness to surrender our most basic liberty -- to be or not to be -- in exchange for an official stamp of approval that free people should not need. The Canadian...
  • Another JPMorgan Banker Dies After Murder-Suicide: Chokes Wife, Stabs Himself To Death

    02/09/2015 3:11:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 59 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-9-15 | Tyler Durden
    By now, there have been so many banker-related suicides that it has become a moot point of i) tracking them all or ii) trying to find a pattern. And yet, one name continues to stand out: JPMorgan. The bank which has been most prominent among the list of "suicided" bankers notched one more casualty over the weekend when "a JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee strangled and stabbed his wife to death before turning the knife on himself, according to police who are treating the couple’s death in Bergen County, New Jersey as a murder-suicide."
  • The suicide of Belgium: America behold your future unless we act now

    02/09/2015 2:35:53 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 9, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, wrote an interesting Op-Ed which I share here because it portends what is coming to America. It's only a matter of time. This because, like Belgium, America is committing spiritual and intellectual suicide. Giulio Meotti: Belgium is Committing Suicide As the capital of the European Union goes, so goes Europe. And the details are worse than you can imagine. Belgium has the highest per capita number of Islamic terrorists gone to fight in Syria and Iraq than any other European country. Brussels is the capital of the holy war, as well as...
  • Colorado rejects right-to-die legislation

    02/06/2015 10:01:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2015 12:03 AM EST | Ivan Moreno
    Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to give dying patients the option to seek doctors’ help ending their lives, concluding a long day of emotional testimony from more than 100 people.For one lawmaker who voted no, the issue was personal. Tearfully telling her colleagues she was a cancer survivor, Democratic Rep. Dianne Primavera recalled how a doctor told her she wouldn’t live more than five years. But she found a doctor who gave her a different opinion. […] A House committee considering the bill voted 8-5 against it after dozens of people with serious illnesses and others who have seen relatives...
  • MRI Mishap Said to Cause Woman's Suicide

    01/30/2015 10:39:40 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 1-30-2015 | DAN MCCUE 
    A Georgia woman's suicide was the direct result of permanent and painful injuries she sustained after being thrown against an MRI machine in a medical diagnostic center, a wrongful death lawsuit claims.      In a complaint filed in the Fulton County Superior Court, Whitney Reid says his wife Laurie was referred to defendant OMI Diagnostics of Georgia by her doctor in relation to an orthopedic condition that was causing her considerable pain.      On the day of her visit to the facility's Lake Hearn, Ga. office, Laurie Reid was very tired and had considerable trouble walking and even moving about due to...
  • Milford man dies in Saudi Arabia, family believe texts point to murder

    01/29/2015 7:16:52 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | Paul Feely
    ... Arsenault and others refuse to believe Cramer, 50, who was found dead in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia on Jan. 15, committed suicide by leaping off the third-floor balcony of his hotel — as family members were originally told by representative of his employer, Kollsman Inc., of Merrimack, and its parent company, Elbit Systems of America. Family members suspect foul play after receiving suspicious text messages from Cramer just minutes before his death. ...
  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    01/26/2015 7:16:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.</p> <p>He was pronounced dead shortly afterward at a hospital. Perea was employed as a producer at a Fox News station in Austin until June, according to Fox officials. He worked at the station FOX7-KTBC for 10 months, according to a statement from Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, to employees.</p>
  • "Cheerful" Dutch Financier Becomes 4th ABN Amro Banker Suicide [Following death of 36 last year]

    01/25/2015 7:15:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Following the deaths of 36 bankers last year, 2015 has got off to an inauspicious start with the reported suicide of Chris Van Eeghen - the 4th ABN Amro banker suicide in the last few years. As Quotenet reports, the death of Van Eghen  - the head of ABN's corporate finance and capital markets -"startled" friends and colleagues as the 42-year-old "had a great reputation" at work, came from an "illustrious family," and enjoyed national fame briefly as the boyfriend of a famous actress/model. As one colleague noted, "he was always cheerful, good mood, and apparently he had everything...
  • Accountant jumps to his death from office 'because he was hallucinating that the mannequins were cha

    01/09/2015 7:26:09 PM PST · by RegulatorCountry · 2,290 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2015 | DAILY MAIL ONLINE REPORTER
    An accountant at a New York ad firm leaped to his death because he was hallucinating that the mannequins at his Manhattan office were chasing him, it was claimed today. David Caquais, 43, opened at window at Catch NY on the fourth floor of a building in Manhattan's Garment District and jumped out about 9pm on January 2. The New York Post reports that Mr Caquais screamed 'They're after me! They're after me!' as he ran around his office and attempted to kick out windows.
  • 'It was intentional': Philadelphia college student who fell to her death left cryptic final post

    01/19/2015 1:02:22 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jason Molinet
    Friends of a Temple University freshman who fell eight stories to her death said a Facebook post just before her tragic fall hints that it may have been suicide. Rebecca Kim, 18, was visiting two friends at a Rittenhouse Square apartment in Philadelphia when she leaned out the window to take pictures and tumbled to her death around 6 p.m. Thursday, police said. Kim allegedly posted to her Facebook page just before her fatal fall: "It was intentional." "It was shock, a lot of shock. I really didn't know how to react to it at first," classmate and friend Rachelle...
  • Apple Valley couple, child dead in apparent murder-suicide (MN)

    01/18/2015 7:14:10 PM PST · by rabidralph · 67 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 01/18/2015 | Bob Shaw, Kristi Belcamino
    A couple and their child have been killed in an apparent Christmastime murder-suicide in Apple Valley. The three bodies were found Saturday in their rambler home on Ramsdell Drive, after Apple Valley police were called about 1 p.m. Police would not identify the victims Sunday. A neighbor who discovered the bodies said they were David Crowley; his wife, Komel; and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani.
  • These lunatic suicide killers

    01/17/2015 12:05:51 PM PST · by budj · 3 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1-17-15 | Fox News
    Why can't we convince these nut jobs that they should do the suicide first - just to make sure it's done right. "...the man had a gun and shot his wife. A co-worker of the woman then tried to get the gun away from the husband and was shot in the struggle and died. The mayor told the paper the husband then apparently shot himself. ..."
  • Police: 6-Year-Old’s Hanging Death Suicide Or Accident

    01/17/2015 9:24:53 AM PST · by mykroar · 8 replies
    cBS Minnesota ^ | 1/15/15 | AP
    <p>BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police in Minnesota have closed their investigation of a 6-year-old girl’s hanging death by ruling out foul play, and said the evidence points to an accident or suicide.</p> <p>Kendrea Johnson was found unconscious in a bedroom of her foster home in Brooklyn Park with a jump rope around her neck Dec. 27. There were no witnesses in the room.</p>
  • Lawyer Doubts Case Against Anthrax Suspect

    03/10/2010 2:18:17 PM PST · by Justice Department · 11 replies · 1,336+ views
    aolnews ^ | March 10
    Just weeks before government scientist Bruce Ivins' suicide, a grand jury was convening on the third floor of the federal courthouse, near the U.S. Capitol, looking into the 2001 anthrax murders. Things weren't looking good for Ivins, the only suspect in the case. It was July 2008. His attorney, Paul F. Kemp, according to court documents reviewed by AOL News, had just filed court papers to become a death-penalty-certified attorney in the case -- a little-known fact. And the chief U.S. District judge in Washington, Royce C. Lamberth, had approved the request. "I thought this was a precaution to take....
  • The anthrax killings: A troubled mind

    05/28/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 29 May 2011 | David Willman
    He roamed the University of Cincinnati campus with a loaded gun. When his rage overflowed, the brainy microbiology major would open fire inside empty buildings, visualizing a wall clock or other object as a person who had done him wrong. By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. Several years earlier, a Cincinnati student had turned him down for a date. He had...
  • Charlie Hebdo top cop Helric Fredou kills himself hours after magazine massacre

    01/13/2015 5:29:28 AM PST · by csvset · 26 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Anthony Bond
    A senior French police officer investigating the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre killed himself just hours after the horrific terror attack. Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his police office in Limoges last Wednesday night, France 3 reported. His body was found by a colleague at 1am on Thursday, hours after the terror attack at the satirical magazine's office which left 12 people dead. It has been reported that shortly before committing suicide Commissioner Fredou had met with the family of one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack massacre.
  • Charlie Hebdo: First picture of top cop Helric Fredou who killed himself after massacre

    01/13/2015 2:12:55 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Anthony Bond, Federica Cocco
    Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his police office in Limoges last Wednesday night, France 3 reported. His body was found by a colleague at 1am on Thursday, hours after the terror attack at the satirical magazine's office which left 12 people dead. It has been reported that shortly before committing suicide Commissioner Fredou had met with the family of one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack massacre.
  • Limoges: suicide of a police Commissioner (in French)

    01/09/2015 7:52:32 PM PST · by FR_addict · 16 replies
    france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr ^ | 1/08/2015 | Cécile Gauthier
    (Bing Translation) Just over a year after he discovers the body of number 3 of the Limoges at, number 2 of the service itself death yesterday at his workplace with his service weapon. Has learned it this morning, a Commissioner of the Limoges at is given death last night in his office with his service weapon. Information confirmed by its hierarchy. It is unclear at this time the reasons for his gesture. ... In November 2013, Commissioner Andy had discovered the body lifeless by his colleague, number 3 of the Limoges cells which had also committed suicide with his service...
  • Paris Attack Reflects a 'Dangerous Moment' for Europe

    01/07/2015 3:05:10 PM PST · by Jim Noble · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 7, 2015 | Steven Erlanger and Katrin Bennhold
    LONDON — The sophisticated, military-style strike Wednesday on a French newspaper known for satirizing Islam is sure to accelerate the growth of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe, feeding far-right nationalist parties like France’s National Front. “This is a dangerous moment for European societies,” said Peter Neumann, director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London. “With increasing radicalization among supporters of jihadist organizations and the white working class increasingly feeling disenfranchised and uncoupled from elites, things are coming to a head.”... Mr. Cantat spoke for many when he said the attacks could fuel greater anti-immigrant sentiment....
  • Man Shot by San Francisco Officers Left Suicide Notes

    01/06/2015 3:27:18 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    A.B.C. News ^ | Jan 5, 2015, | KRISTIN J. BENDER
    A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police, authorities said Monday. Officers shot Matthew Hoffman, 32, Sunday evening after he entered a restricted parking lot at a police station and brandished what appeared to be a handgun. It was actually an air gun, which fires small projectiles such as pellets or BBs.
  • “I can’t enjoy anything”

    01/05/2015 10:30:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/15 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 4: A Walking Nightmare--Antidepressants and suicidality Just last August, a study was published in JAMA in which adolescents were screened for depression and then randomized either to a collaborative care intervention or usual care. An accompanying editorial called for integration of depression screening into primary pediatric care, noting that “depression is associated with serious mental health problems (e.g., suicide).” In fairness, it should be pointed out that in the above-mentioned study, the families of the children labeled depressed were offered a choice of medication or psychotherapy (54% chose medication in combination with psychotherapy, and 4% chose medication only). But...
  • Dead bodies

    01/04/2015 10:31:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/15 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 3: "A Walking Nightmare"-- Antidepressants and suicidality In the meantime the media and the FDA were flooded with tales of suicidal and homicidal violence committed by patients, including children, who had been taking Prozac. Faced with mounting pressure, the agency conducted a meta-analysis of 23 industry-sponsored RCT’s on pediatric patients for nine antidepressants: Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft, Remeron, Paxil, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Luvox, and Serzone. The analysis concluded that these drugs were associated with a more than two-fold increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in children. Accordingly, on 16 September 2004, an FDA advisory committee voted 15 to...
  • Father shoots family, kills himself in east Modesto (CA)

    01/02/2015 10:12:53 AM PST · by keat · 18 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 01/02/2015 12:36 AM | Staff
    A man shot three members of his family, killing two of them, before turning the gun on himself on New Year’s Day in east Modesto, authorities said. The incident happened around 9 p.m. in the 2000 block of Sharilyn Dr., which is part of a residential neighborhood to the south of Floyd Avenue and west of Oakdale Road. Police responded to the home after a man called 911, saying he had killed his family. Early Friday, police confirmed they believe the incident is a murder-suicide involving a couple and their adult children. Two men and a woman have been killed,...
  • “They’re very safe”

    01/02/2015 9:15:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/15 | Patrick D Hahn
    "A Walking Nightmare": Antidepressants and suicidality “It’s like being in a torture chamber all your life.” That’s how Brenda, a young woman from the southeast of England, describes her experience with prescription antidepressants. Two years ago, Brenda was a young professional with a career she enjoyed and an active social life. “I also started to write a novel,” she recalls. “I was really creative. I had a lot of friends.” All this changed in the summer of 2013 when Brenda experienced a minor medical problem and was prescribed Augmentin, an antibiotic. Immediately she began experiencing suicidal ideation, along with nausea,...
  • Ohio transgender teen's suicide prompts outcry

    01/01/2015 9:14:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    WTHR.COM ^ | : Dec 31, 2014 | WTHR
    When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don't tell this to your kids. Even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don't ever say that to someone, especially your kid. That won't do anything but make them hate them self....
  • Ohio transgender teen’s suicide note plea for change, education

    01/01/2015 8:16:14 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/01/2015 | By ASHLEY FANTZ
    When Ohio teenager Josh Alcorn told his parents he wanted to live as a girl, that he felt trapped in his own body, his parents said they wouldn’t stand for that. “We don’t support that, religiously,” his mother told CNN Wednesday, her voice breaking. “But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. I loved my son. People need to know that I loved him. He was a good kid, a good boy.” Crossing out the name “Josh,” the 17-year-old signed the name he wanted to be known as — “Leelah” — in a...
  • Maryland strips doctor of license for assisting in six suicides

    12/31/2014 2:30:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    baltimore sun ^ | December 30, 2014 | Scott Dance
    A Baltimore anesthesiologist who made national news as "The New Doctor Death" held the hands of six elderly Marylanders as they asphyxiated themselves with helium and then covered up their suicides, officials said in a state order they filed this month to strip him of his medical license. The suicides are among nearly 300 nationwide that Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert said he helped to arrange as an "exit guide" for the right-to-die group Final Exit Network. Egbert and several colleagues were arrested in 2009 amid an undercover investigation in Georgia, but he has avoided any punishment there or in another...