View Poll Results: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I started to vote, only if all the parents agree. Then I switched to no. I think there would be far too much undue pressure placed on the familys that didn't agree just to score some political points. I think privacy is needed here.
    Indeed. And protected by law as well.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Much better just to sweep in under the rug and pretend it didn't happen, right?

    I know having these parents of children dismembered by a guy wielding a semi-automatic bushmaster talking about their loss and advocating a reasonable, sensible approach to guns is inconvenient for those who worship these weapons, but them's the breaks.
    Yes indeed - and as a liberal, I'm sure you're horrified when anyone tries to show pictures of aborted fetuses, particularly later term fetuses, looking almost like a born child except, of course, for the crushed skull. Might as well push that under the rug too, right? No sense letting impressionable young women see what really happens.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    I don't think there's any need to publish them. I think it would be in extremely bad taste to do so.

    That said, if a newspaper published them I think they'd be well within their legal rights.

    In other words, please don't publish but the First Amendment says it's legal.


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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    OK a folks, a little sanity on the legality of this. I was in a CERT training program last night and learned that it is specifically illegal to take photographs of dead disaster victims. Even if the photographer had not intended to photograph a body in damage assessment photos, the device used to take the photo and any media containing it become evidence in a criminal investigation. Even a death in a natural disaster is considered a crime until an investigation has been completed. The course material for the class was provided by DHS.

    Beyond that those of you who are suggesting using these photos should be examined for psychological defect. Regardless of what your position is on gun control or any other issue thinking this is acceptable behavior puts you in a very dangerous group. I suspect that such a person poses a real risk to society.
    That's interesting and good to know...thanks.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't think there's any need to publish them. I think it would be in extremely bad taste to do so.

    That said, if a newspaper published them I think they'd be well within their legal rights.

    In other words, please don't publish but the First Amendment says it's legal.
    They would not be within their legal rights. There is an ongoing investigation, any photographic evidence is a part of that investigation. As far as DHS is concerned posting these photos carry the same consequences as releasing classified federal documents.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    OK a folks, a little sanity on the legality of this. I was in a CERT training program last night and learned that it is specifically illegal to take photographs of dead disaster victims. Even if the photographer had not intended to photograph a body in damage assessment photos, the device used to take the photo and any media containing it become evidence in a criminal investigation. Even a death in a natural disaster is considered a crime until an investigation has been completed. The course material for the class was provided by DHS.
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    The police and crime scene investigators took photos of the crime scene and the victims.
    I do not think the media had access to take any photos of the victims.
    When it comes to matters of reproduce health, Politicians and the religious dogma of another faith should never interfere with religious liberty of an individual or her faith.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    The police and crime scene investigators took photos of the crime scene and the victims.
    I do not think the media had access to take any photos of the victims.
    And every bit of it is classified.

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

    While the gross-out factor may be extreme, it changes nothing about the proposed federal "universal" BG check law that is being touted as "helpful" even "necessary", since the gun(s) used for the Sandy Hook shooting were bought directly from a FFL dealer (now closed) and thus their purchase was legal and subject to existing (and naturally the proposed changed/enhanced) gun laws, including the NICS BG check.

    It takes no special weapon, skill or talent to massacre teachers/children that have been herded into a tight group in a school gym. The entire Sandy Hook school shooting episode took less than four minutes from the perp's initial entry to the perp's suicide. Something as simple, and as inexpensive, as locks that can be activated from INSIDE of the classrooms would have saved far more lives than having to change magazines a few more times. Any (and all) existing "high capacity" magazines would remain available and usable for decades to detrmined mass shooters, such as Adam Lanza, that have parents, friends or relatives that own guns, even if the new AWB and MCL laws were passed as well. Anyone willing to kill his own mother (and himself) is not very likely to be deterred by stricter gun availability laws.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Yes, I'm fully aware of the thread I am posting in. Thanks for asking, however.
    I am not sure that you are. This topic is about whether or not pictures should be released, not about clip sizes.
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    Re: Should the horrific photos of Newtown victims be published?

    No. People should have enough class to not post such things all over the media.

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