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Re: Suicide at Sea and captain charged
I can only imagine this group of posters as the Grand Jury
Arguing about Hippa and semantics
Never coming to any concerns
No one would ever be indicted
Hung Jury ya think?
Many people here are only focusing on what happened after the Captain goaded this guy on and waited until after it was too late to mitigate the situation. If the reports of the Captain's actions instigating hostility early on hold up then that puts quite a different spin on things. The trial and indictment will likely focus more on that inaction and hostile situation potentially fostered by the Captain prior to the crewman's going berserk along with the timeline of events that followed when they sailed away.
Our discussion on this pretty much guarantees that none of us will be acceptable as jurors
This may become more of a case about Captain's who bully their crew and turn into a Modern Day Captain Bligh out on the water.
We may do well to consider how hard we rib or tease folks on our boats (really anywhere) even if we think that we are doing it in a good natured manner and mean no real harm by it.