Suicide barriers on scenic California bridge

by Walter Olson on August 4, 2009

Environmentalists have filed a lawsuit to block construction. [Santa Barbara Daily Sound via Popehat]

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1 Raymer 08.04.09 at 12:46 pm

It seems that 3 million could better be spent benefiting people who would rather be alive than a handful who wish to die. Is there any evidence that building barriers decreases the total number of suicides? Most likely it just moves highly visible jumpers to become less visible statistics by some other means of self injury. Three million to hide the problem (suicide) from public view.

2 Cousin Dave 08.04.09 at 1:54 pm

For once, I’m with the environmentalists. (Although I’m surprised they aren’t calling for the bridge to be torn down…)

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