Was it wrong to show the Video of the Virgina Tech culprit?

@toolfan (305)
United States
April 20, 2007 12:26am CST
NBC recently aired the video that the killer from the Virginia Tech shooting mailed them in between the crimes. NBC immediately aired the footage, of this crazy guy telling the world about all the reasons why he committed the crimes. This has sparked up a debate about whether or not NBC went too far. Is this something that even needs to be shown? Shoud this be something only the authorities should see. What do you think and why?
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
20 Apr 07
I do think it was wrong. People are in mourning and I don't think they need to see this right now, and i don't see how this would help. It is something the authorities should be shown of course for their investigations.
@dpauli (407)
• Indonesia
20 Apr 07
I only know that there was a murderer in Virginia's campus and some are students from my country. I don't know exactly what's the reason and I didn't watch the NBC program you mentioned. I'd like to know about this case any further, and that's great you start this discussion.
@ArsonCuff (3116)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I think they overplayed it and then they admitted to overplaying it...too much really layers on the brain and gets in the mind and youngsters cannot handle that sometimes....I started a topic about an article I found showing how the murders affected american Idol...think this is the link if you want to check it out http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/220271/virginia_tech_gunman_kills_sanjayas.html
• United States
20 Apr 07
Yes, i think it as wrong to show the video. i think this was something only authorities should have seen. All they did was give that killing b@stard exactly what he wanted. They showed him that he could do something horrific and talk so blase about his horrible mind and get publicity for it.
@astromama (1226)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Please see my discussion on this topic... I think it was disrespectful.