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Media & Tragedies Dee♡ Due August 22; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 6117 posts
Nov 29th '16

Currently debating this in my own mind and I'm curious what others think.


When there is a tragedy in the community (accident, homicide, suicide, etc), do you believe authorities should release any and all details about the situation to the public/media? (911 calls, manner of death, etc etc.) Or should they leave out any and all details that could be sensitive and only release basic information? Should the media stay out of it completely?

What are your thoughts?

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Nov 29th '16

Names, addresses and descriptions of cars etc. are now illegal for media to release in my state which i believe is a good thing. Families of victims shouldnt learn about it from the news 

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4725 posts
Nov 29th '16

i think basic info should be given out. I think some details are unnecessary, especially ones that would hinder the privacy of the family.

αͷtͷmnαƪ Hogwarts, .., United Kingdom 77414 posts
Nov 29th '16

First they should make sure their info is accurate. I think basics should be given out, unless there's a threat to others' safety.

Dee♡ Due August 22; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 6117 posts
Nov 29th '16

Quoting fluffyruffruff:
i think basic info should be given out. I think some details are unnecessary, especially ones that would hinder the privacy of the family.



This is exactly how I'm feeling. I never really put nuch thought into it until the recent tragedy here in our little community. They're airing every little detail they can, including the gruesome ones, and it's really pissing me off. The poor family has no chance to process things and grieve in privacy. Smh.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27174 posts
Nov 29th '16

Quoting Dee♡:


This is exactly how I'm feeling. I never really put nuch thought into it until the recent tragedy here in our little community. They're airing every little detail they can, including the gruesome ones, and it's really pissing me off. The poor family has no chance to process things and grieve in privacy. Smh.


Something similar happened here a few years ago. One of my friends was killed by her husband in a murder suicide. It was a very shocking story and they aired literally every detail about their lives. They investigated them like they had been celebrities or something, and it was totally devastating for their children. 

Dee♡ Due August 22; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 6117 posts
Nov 29th '16

Quoting Klaus:

Something similar happened here a few years ago. One of my friends was killed by her husband in a murder suicide. It was a very shocking story and they aired literally every detail about their lives. They investigated them like they had been celebrities or something, and it was totally devastating for their children. 



That's very similar to the situation here. I can't believe some of the things they've released. Nothing is being kept confidential and I'm getting so pissed for the grieving family. 


Very sorry for the loss of your friend! 

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10689 posts
Nov 29th '16

I think names, pictures, and g*****c details should be left out unless permission is given from the families involved.  

A friend of mine's parents were in a bad accident. His two sons were with them. His parents were rushed out in ambulance,  the boys were ok, but he found out through a news post on fb. It showed his kid standing next to the wreckage. He wasn't happy about it, because he had no idea until he saw the post. The police hadn't even contacted him yet. Apparently someone waiting in traffic took the pic and sent it to the news. This is supposed to be illegal now, but nothing is done. 

A wrecker company posts pics of car accidents that they tend to and it upsets me so much. One pic showed blood and other g*****c detail.  Very Sad

Dee♡ Due August 22; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 6117 posts
Nov 29th '16

Quoting Mαяcєℓιηє:
I think names, pictures, and g*****c details should be left out unless permission is given from the families involved.  

A friend of mine's parents were in a bad accident. His two sons were with them. His parents were rushed out in ambulance,  the boys were ok, but he found out through a news post on fb. It showed his kid standing next to the wreckage. He wasn't happy about it, because he had no idea until he saw the post. The police hadn't even contacted him yet. Apparently someone waiting in traffic took the pic and sent it to the news. This is supposed to be illegal now, but nothing is done. 

A wrecker company posts pics of car accidents that they tend to and it upsets me so much. One pic showed blood and other g*****c detail.  Very Sad



That's awful. Very Sad

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 27174 posts
Nov 29th '16

Quoting Dee♡:


That's very similar to the situation here. I can't believe some of the things they've released. Nothing is being kept confidential and I'm getting so pissed for the grieving family. 


Very sorry for the loss of your friend! 


Thank you. 



And yes, the coverage is so disgusting. I actually found out about my friend at work checking Facebook during my lunch. People were posting the names in comments on the story before all of the family was notified.