Suicide Victim Jumps, Lands on NYC Shopper
Victim? Why not Suicide Perpetrator?
I mean, it's not like the jumper was just some random wrong place/wrong time garden-variety victim. She sort of, uh, made it happen.
I remember seeing an article on a local newscast where a guy had been apprehended by police in the midst of beating the crap out of someone. A few sentences later the newsreader referred to the brute as a "gentleman."
Uh, excuse me? It's not a gentleman until proven guilty. Also, caught in the act is pretty unambiguous, imho.
Why are so-called professionals so clunky with the language? This ain't rocket surgery.