The 911 tapes from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT, were released last week — about two weeks before the one-year anniversary of the massacre that killed 28 people, mostly first graders. Since then, the public and the media have debated the consequences of releasing such sensitive material.
TIME Magazine asked: “What Listening to the Newtown 911 Recordings Says About You.”
Some survivors of the shootings argued listening to the tapes will ensure the public takes the right precautions to prevent it happening again. Other survivors and the Connecticut state’s attorney for the Danbury region fought the release of the tapes.
Other media outlets invited people to listen.
Would you listen to the tapes? What do you think should have been released?
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