Friday, June 20, 2014


Today's must-read: Graeme Edgeler's post on how the system for reporting on suicide simply doesn't work. Most media simply ignore the law, and having read Graeme's story (which saw him absurdly barred by a court order not to mention facts in the public domain, including even the existence of a Coroner's Court in Christchurch), I can fully understand why. The law is an ass, the people responsible for implementing it seem (with a few notable exceptions) to either be asses, lazy, or utterly useless, and the result is a completely dysfunctional system. Given that the law is widely flouted and never enforced, you really have to wonder why it is on the books at all.