Newtown Parents React To Michael Moore's Call To Release Crime Scene Photos

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on March 15 2013 2:57 PM
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On March 13, filmmaker Michael Moore published a controversial blog post calling for the public release of the gruesome crime scene photos from the shooting in Newtown, Conn. Facebook: Michael Moore

Michael Moore continues to stir up controversy.Parents of the children killed during the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School recently spoke with Fox News, explaining their disdain toward Moore’s statement that called for the public release of the gruesome crime scene photos.“I would be very strongly against that,” Jeremy Richman, whose 6-year-old daughter Avielle was killed, told Fox News. His idea is off-base, he added.Moore says the public release of the crime scene photos would spark enough outrage to dismantle the National Rifle Association.“... when the American people see what bullets from an assault rifle fired at close range do to a little child's body, that's the day the jig will be up for the NRA. It will be the day the debate on gun control will come to an end,” Moore wrote in his March 13 blog post, predicting that someone will eventually leak photos from the shooting that killed 20 children and their six teachers.

Reactions on Moore’s Facebook page vary.“You are one sick person to even think of publishing those pictures. There is no good reason that you could come up with for the pictures of those kids to be exploited for your agenda or anyone elses for that matter,” Barry Krantz writes.“Michael, I agree with you about this,” writes Barbara Isabella Taylor. “I remember the impact of seeing the South Vietnamese general murdering the prisoner, practically on live TV. That was the day the Vietnam war became real to me.”Moore says he spoke with Dr. Cyril Wecht, past president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, who described what the injuries could potentially look like from a child killed with an assault rifle.

“Depending on the number of shots striking a child’s head, substantial portions of the head would be literally blasted away,” she said.Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy saw results of the carnage firsthand.Veronique Pozner, whose son Noah was shot 11 times, brought Malloy to her son’s open casket at the funeral home, the Jewish Daily Forward reports.“I needed it to have a face for him,” she said. “If there is ever a piece of legislation that comes across his desk, I needed it to be real for him.”This isn’t the first time Michael Moore said something controversial about the horrific shooting. On Dec. 14 he published on offensive tweet in an apparent attempt to bash former President George W. Bush.

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