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The Beanster BS: Help me! Columbine Thread (32) RE: BS: Help me! Colunbine Thread 27 Apr 00


annap,

Are you talking about the "training video" made by the fire dept. in that Colorado town? They showed a clip of it on Good Morning, America this morning and although they spared showing us this specific part, they said there is some footage shot in the library where pools of blood can be seen.

I understand your emotionality about this horrible crime but I disagree with you that this tape should be seen. Unfortunately, I think we're already desensitized so I don't consider that the issue. The thing is, I can't see where any benefit would come from airing this ghoulish video--to the loved ones of the victims or any of us strangers. Whether it is shown widely or not has nothing to do with if/when this kind of thing will happen again--rest assured, it (or something just as tragic, or worse) WILL happen again. Airing this video won't prevent that. I think these parents and family members should be left alone. This is not a news story to them, it's very personal--they don't need to be part of a cause unless they choose to be.

It's obvious that your intentions are good, but maybe you could redirect your energy in a different way, away from these particular people and more toward a community effort in your own area. It's obvious you have strong feelings and a strong motivation to help which shouldn't be wasted.

Just my 2 cents...




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