It’s illegal to incite someone to commit suicide so here’s an interesting proposition.
Imagine the NZ Herald editor writes an end-of-year piece declaring Auckland’s mayor Wayne Brown the Herald’s Aucklander of the year. Their embittered lefty loser contributor Simon Wilson immediately commits suicide, as doubtless he would.
A zealous Police detective then files a criminal charge against the editor for inciting this action.
His argument would have considerable strength given Wilson’s tiresome obsessional envy-based relentless criticism of Brown.
The counter argument is……God knows? However the editor could plead guilty but argue in mitigation the world is now a better place, a proposition that should see the Judge agree and dismiss the charge then order the jury and all present to give the editor a rousing show of applause followed by everyone singing for he’s a jolly good fellow.