Originally Posted by brad2002tj
Saw my first IRL dead human over the weekend. Guy apparently drove up a highway ramp, stopped his car, and jumped over the side ~ 30 feet onto a road surface below. I drove by a few minutes later. The cops had just arrived and were covering him up. GG.
I kept waiting for them to discuss it on the local news but they never did. They cover every pointless shooting, assault, and car accident. But some guy makes a spectacular suicide in front of tons of witnesses on a major freeway and it doesn't make the news at all. Maybe they don't want to give people ideas. I only found out what happened from a local web forum.
Never been to a funeral with an open casket? Or those don't count?
First dead guy I saw was a guy who was slumped over in a car parked on the side of the road. Had a heart attack or something. Couldn't see too much there.
No point in covering suicides on TV, happen all the time and don't want to give ideas. They made an effort to stop covering Golden Gate suicides as well, especially the count on them.