Yesterday, the police tapes from the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that occurred almost a year ago were released to the public. There has been a lot of controversy over this release in which people have shared their opinions via social media and comments on news’ sources websites. Some people, including myself, believe that the videos are just sad reminders of the terrible incident when 20 1st graders and 6 adults were shot. However, many others believe that the videos symbolize bravery and calmness that the first responders had during the first few moments the shooting began.
Although a very sad example, I believe this controversy relates to the overarching idea that social media lends itself towards individuals sharing their opinion, as it is very easy and accessible for anyone to share how they feel to the world in the matter of seconds.
- Morning Video: Controversy Over Newly-Released Newtown 911 Tapes (scholasticadministrator.typepad.com)