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Stop Mentioning The Names of Mass Murderers
- Posted by Pat Munn
To: Kansas City Media
Let's start this in Kansas City and show the world how progressive we can be! In every story, whether printed or spoken, the names of mass murderers should be censored, starting 72 hours after the criminal is identified. This is what we do when words are obscene; perhaps this will end this...…
Let's start this in Kansas City and show the world how progressive we can be! In every story, whether printed or spoken, the names of mass murderers should be censored, starting 72 hours after the criminal is identified. This is what we do when words are obscene; perhaps this will end this outlet for fame that they seem to be seeking. In radio or Television stories, the names can be mentioned ONCE at the beginning of the story, then bleeped or in print, blackened by a censor bar. This would especially apply to stories reviewing past tragedies, where similar events from 20 years ago are churned up again and again. Instead, the Victims' names should be used whenever possible. The story itself could be referred to as "The Colorado Theater Shooting" with month and year added if necessary: "The London Train Assault in 1993."
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This petition closed on March 3, 2013.
13,664 people signed the petition
Perhaps this will end these unstable people's quest for media coverage and 'fame' in what they may see as the only way available to them.
Update #6Posted by Pat Munn (Campaign Leader) on Feb 18
Eight weeks ago an armed man decided to deprive the world of these precious lives. Besides leaving behind devastated families and friends, we will never know the potential good they may have had in store. By keeping the killers' names out of the headlines perhaps more tragedies like this may be avoided. Sign now, or forward to just a few more friends, and perhaps we can encourage the media to have a fresh start this Spring.
Update #5Posted by Pat Munn (Campaign Leader) on Jan 4
9000 plus & still growing ... Just a few more forwards & we will reach the goal! Ten thousand voices will be heard!
Update #4Posted by Pat Munn (Campaign Leader) on Dec 28, 2012
Two weeks ago, an armed man slaughtered unsuspecting teachers and children in an elementary school. Help the survivors heal by forgetting his name and urging the media not to mention it. Almost 5800 of you agree. Please urge your friends to join you, so perhaps mass murders won't happen in 2013.
Update #3Posted by Pat Munn (Campaign Leader) on Dec 21, 2012
1 week after this horrible tragedy & over 4500 people agree that we should stop mentioning the names of the murderers. Let's not let this tragedy nor this idea fade from our consciousness. Please keep it circulating!
Update #2Posted by Pat Munn (Campaign Leader) on Dec 18, 2012
Wow! In just a little over 48 hours we've acquired over 2000 signatures. It's inspiring to know so many like-minded people are "out there." Bless you.
Update #1Posted by Pat Munn (Campaign Leader) on Dec 17, 2012
Wow! 550 and climbing! You ROCK!
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