Bizarre California obituary story
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that a man in northern California delivered his own obituary -- actually, in the trade we would call this a death notice -- to the local newspaper, then committed suicide the next day. The package he delivered to the paper contained exact payment for the death notice.
The story has a number of ethical implications. For instance, if a newspaper knows in advance of someone's plan to commit suicide, what should it do? Was the newspaper right to publish the death notice after the person's suicide?
Let us know what you think.
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