Englehart’s View by Bob Englehart
As far as I’m concerned, the Sandy Hook Elementary School parents and families of victims can have anything they want. I only ask that the state not pass laws in secret. They should hold a public hearing on legislation that will severely limit public access to certain information.
I understand the intent. I abhor it when I watch TV news programs and they play the recorded 911 calls of crime victims. I find it to be sensationalism. I shut off the audio and watch the video. The other night, a news program showed the video from a cop’s dashboard camera of the officer being shot to death by a motorist. The cop was literally blown off his feet with three shots. It wasn’t necessary to show that. It added nothing to the report except titillation. It must’ve been a nightmare for the family of the officer to see that. It’s sad that some people are entertained by other people’s misery, but that’s the world we live in. Generally, I don’t find it necessary to understanding.
It’s disturbing enough that the state could actually pull off such a stunt. If they can do it for what seems like a good cause to protect the feelings of some of our citizens, they certainly could do it with evil intent.
And that’s the dangerous precedent set by the state’s action.Sandy Hook and Secret Legislation,