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Florida Blocks Public From Mass Killing Videos

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis  (Steve Cannon/AP)

By    |   Friday, 24 May 2019 01:45 PM

A new Florida law prevents the public from viewing videos or photos that are kept by government agencies of mass killings, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Thursday blocking the public from seeing images that capture the deaths of three or more people.

The law’s supporters say the aim is to block the spread of images that could inflict more trauma on families of victims, the newspaper said.

The law was sparked, in part, by the murders of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year.

Ryan Petty, whose daughter was killed in the shooting, said he viewed the school’s surveillance footage while researching the massacre for a state commission investigating the killings.

“It highlights the evil acts of an evil person," Petty said. "It makes that evil the focus of the video. I don’t think there is a lot of benefit to the public seeing it.”

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A new Florida law prevents the public from viewing videos or photos that are kept by government agencies of mass killings, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting.
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