Friday, May 2, 2008 | Judging from writer Randy Dotinga’s graphic description of what happens to suicidal people who jump from the Coronado Bridge, I guess he wants to have safety mesh put up there as a deterrent. Barriers will probably be ugly and expensive, but they would be worthwhile to save lives and the indescribable heartache of surviving families.

Not long ago, there was a documentary film on bridge suicides that was well-reviewed in New York and Los Angeles papers, but the movie never made it to San Diego — presumably because of its devastating subject and unlikely marketability. It will be interesting to see if any of our legislators are literally willing to come to the rescue after this powerful series.

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