12/09/10 75 W - + 8 - 5 Sensitivity and Censorship

For a few days now, a very passionate discussion has been unfolding on Dave Statter's blog. The context is a Connecticut state trooper caught on film reacting to the presence of a photographer at a fatal accident scene. The issues being discussed include censorship of media and sensitivity toward victims. It's an age old issue, and one that probably every responder and photographer has encountered, discussed, or thought about. Join the discussion.

On a related note, there has been some discussion nationwide over the past two years regarding the release of 9-1-1 tapes, as they quite frequently expose what should be people’s most private moments to widespread display. I’ve even talked to some ECC directors who believe that the “open records” aspect of calling 9-1-1 discourages some folks from even calling. For a snippet of what’s currently happening on the other side of the mountains, you can check out: http://psc.apcointl.org/2010/12/10/dispa..
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