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Thread: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

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    Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Should Newtown's 911 tapes be made public?
    The Associated Press had requested the 911 tapes be released under the Freedom of Information Act so the public can judge the police response to the killings. But the state attorney, Stephen Sedensky, argued that the calls which were "being made on the murder of children as it occurs" are too gruesome for residents to bear.

    "If the public never hears those cries for help during this process, they won't be harmed," Sedensky said.

    Victor Perpetua, the lawyer for the state's Freedom of Information Commission, disagreed.

    "Every time someone calls 911, there is a belief that there is a crime," Perpetua said. "That is part of the record, but to me the more important part of the record was what response did that person get? How was that information taken? What was the time period?
    Should the 911 recordings be released?
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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Should Newtown's 911 tapes be made public?


    Should the 911 recordings be released?
    personally i think it should.

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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Should Newtown's 911 tapes be made public?

    Should the 911 recordings be released?
    Yes, they should.

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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yes, they should.
    To what end?
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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Hell yeah they should.

    FOIA exists for a reason.

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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Should Newtown's 911 tapes be made public?


    Should the 911 recordings be released?
    If the people who made those calls or their family members in the event the callers are dead says its okay then sure release the calls.
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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If the people who made those calls or their family members in the event the callers are dead says its okay then sure release the calls.
    I honestly couldn't give a damn if they are or not. They should still be released.

    The only justification is "some people may be offended". Flimsy at best.

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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    I can't see why not. Is there a "secret"?

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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    No. I see no reason to do so other than morbid curiosity.

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    Re: Shouild The Newton 911 Calls Be Released?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    To what end?
    There doesn't have to be an "end." As another poster said, the FOIA exists for a reason. The public's right to know outweighs everything else in this instance. There's no national security involved. *shrug* We pay hundreds of millions of dollars for our police departments, our officers and our 911 operators. We're entitled to hear how they operate any damned time we want.

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    Too delicate . . .



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