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Old 10-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

Ivy League business consultant falls 30 stories to her death in NY apartment building

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A 28-year-old Ivy League-educated business consultant has fallen to her death from a luxury New York apartment building.
Stephanie Becker died after plummeting 30 stories from the roof of the building in the city's exclusive Chelsea neighbourhood.
Ms Becker, who worked for IBM and had a degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from New York Stern - fell to her death yesterday morning, according to the police.
She fell from the roof of 55 West 26th Street at about 8:15 am, but did not leave a note before her fall, according to the police.
Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Ms Becker worked as a strategy consultant for the software firm, and was active within the Jewish community.
Her Facebook page reveals a popular young woman who travelled the world.
Her photographs show that she has traveled across the globe, taking trips to Singapore, and traveling to Israel on Jewish program Birthright.
Ms Becker attended Westhill High School in Stamford, before going to college and then joining IBM in July 2006.
She earned her MBA while employed with the firm, according to the New York Post.
Ms Becker posted a message on Facebook saying: 'I chew gum louder than you talk. But don’t ask me to quiet down. I am NO negative nancy (sic). I roll with the punches.'
She also listed some of her favourite quotations on the site, which included the phrase, 'Cute Citayyyyyyy.'
Ms Becker volunteered to help Jewish students at the University of Pennsylvania and other universities, according the Post.
At work, she was experienced with advertising within video games, and even helped write a piece appearing in AdWeek in 2008.
Friends and family described her as sweet and friendly. Rabbi Menachem Schmidt, who works as the director of Lubavich House at the University of Pennsylvania, said she was a ‘wonderful’ and ‘happy.’
The Chabad on Campus president also told the Jewish Daily Forward that she was a ‘beloved friend to many,’ and that the two of them had spoken within the week.
Rabbi Schmidt also added that she went on a Birthright trip. He called her a ‘social linchpin, somebody that everybody knew and related to.’
He continued: ‘It is really, really hard to understand this. I feel sick, we all cared for her very much and I want people to remember her positively.’




If you click the link, the text below one of her pics announces how many FB friends she had, as though the amount of friends one has on FB automatically makes one popular and normal.

The article pretty much describes a suicide, but does not state that it was a suicide. WTF?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

In fact, I'll just post it for those of you who don't feel like clicking on the link:

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

Because nobody wants to admit that its not just the crazy, drug addicted people who have inner demons strong enough to lead them to jump out of a 30 story window.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

Oh snap a drink in her hand and a swimsuit/sunglasses combo in what looks like a thunderstorm and 60 degree weather. Add in 1500 friends and its clear this girl was living the life
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

Was it a suicide? Couldn't she have been pushed?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

cant really label the type of death till the investigation is over.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

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Because nobody wants to admit that its not just the crazy, drug addicted people who have inner demons strong enough to lead them to jump out of a 30 story window.


Boom. Potent, and right on point.
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

I'd like to believe if it was some lower income shmuck, they would have labeled it an "apparent suicide" at the very least.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #9
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

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The article pretty much describes a suicide, but does not state that it was a suicide. WTF?

Because the article describes a death that might just as easily not be a suicide.

The article is avoiding jumping to conclusions. Sounds like responsible journalism to me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #10
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

Haven't you seen the movie Sliver?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why Won't They Just Say It Was a Suicide?

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Because the article describes a death that might just as easily not be a suicide.

The article is avoiding jumping to conclusions. Sounds like responsible journalism to me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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That's why I remove myself from Facebook. People commit suicide and the media pries into their life by quoting her random messages and sharing personal information....it's so fkin creepy.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #13
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That's why I remove myself from Facebook. People commit suicide and the media pries into their life by quoting her random messages and sharing personal information....it's so fkin creepy.

yeah it is, my facebook updates are so flippant and spontaneous i wouldn't like them to be things quoted in a news article about my death.

but on not saying it was a suicide, maybe they don't want to promote the idea? i know in australia that suicides are hardly ever reported on. generally they are downplayed for the general public.
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