Published 31 May 2018 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing By Kelly-Leigh Cooper BBC News The decision to publicly release propaganda-style videos recorded by the Parkland, Florida, shooting suspect has infuriated some student survivors and victims’ relatives. Many have spoken out against the decision on social media, and have asked media organisations to refrain from publishing the videos to reduce the level of fame and notoriety the suspect is given. The footage were released by Broward County authorities on Wednesday, which some news organisations then published in full. In one of the clips, the suspect says: “When you see me on the news, you’ll know who I am.” This led to several students from the school accusing the media of giving the suspect what he wanted, and reignited the debate about appropriate coverage of mass shootings. Should the suspect’s identity be minimised? Yes, according to Caren and Tom Teves. Their 24-year-old son Alex died in the Aurora Cinema shooting in 2012 alongside 11 others. The couple launched a campaign called No Notoriety after becoming increasingly exasperated by perpetrator-focused rolling news coverage of the attack. School threats spike ‘significantly’ after Florida Six radical ways to tackle school shootings US… Read full this story
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