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Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:46 PM

Here Are The Autopsies For The Victims Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Follow up to previously posted article.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210233590

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/las-vegas-autopsy-documents_us_5a8234efe4b01467fcf08b97?ema


The details are disturbing. But they sharpen a reality we must confront.

By Nick Wing and Matt Ferner
The Clark County, Nevada, coroner released autopsy reports earlier this month detailing the deaths of the 58 victims of the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1.

The documents provide a window into the true horror of the massacre ― and of gun violence more generally. Looking through that window is admittedly uncomfortable, but doing so gives us a rare opportunity to honestly confront the graphic reality of a mass shooting. Shying away from that truth has only helped perpetuate a status quo in which many people have decided thereís nothing we can do to limit either the scope or the frequency of these tragedies. If thatís the path we continue to take, we should at least be willing to face up to the raw brutality of the incidents that we have accepted as an unavoidable feature of American life.

A number of the reports were difficult to evaluate due to inconsistencies in measurement, terminology and methodology, issues likely complicated by the sheer number of cases and the many different medical examiners who conducted the examinations.

HuffPost consulted with Arthur Alphin, a ballistics expert who specializes in the forensics of gunshot wounds and who has testified in a number of multiple shooting cases, to get his thoughts on a few of the cases. His comments are included in a number of the summaries below.





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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:48 PM

1. This reminds me of a doctor writing about the Manchester shootings and what she encountered

on the operating table. If we don't articulate exactly what these weapons do to people, we've lost the battle.

I'm pretty alone in thinking that photos of the carnage at Sandy Hook should have been shown on the news. But I think we're airbrushing the problem. People need to see what happened.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:53 PM

2. You're not alone...

I believe that every autopsy report for every shooting should be read in Congress and the photos entered also.
Make it public record.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 03:46 PM

3. very disturbing

I think someone on twitter stated that the autopsies should be read into congressional record. I would support that. I cannot imagine having to dig through those bodies to find the final destination of the slugs.

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