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Sympthsical

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6. Many people spoke out against the Memphis shooter's manifesto being released
Sun Aug 27, 2023, 03:13 PM
Aug 2023

And to date it hasn't been. It'll be interesting to watch how quickly some minds change.

I'm against it across the board. It encourages acts as a way of garnering attention. They want it distributed. They want it read. They envision people being rapt at the amazingly insightful and trenchant societal analysis they've managed. Why should we be in the business of giving them what they want? I've never read a mass shooter's reasoning and thought, "Well, now that they've laid it all out like that, I've changed my mind. They were completely justified!" So the question becomes, what purpose does it serve? Learning? We know what a lot of mass shooters think. Who's being educated? Politics? If it's politics, then release them all.

The people who need to read it - law enforcement, the families, mental health professionals, etc. - will read it.

I see no purpose served in general public release. It'll just end up a football people start throwing around social media, and social media are too stupid to manage a Tuesday without commentary, much less issues like this.

POLL - Should Manifestos Be Published? [View all] NowISeetheLight Aug 2023 OP
not if they know who the shooter was treestar Aug 2023 #1
I'm going to say no. Maybe they have to be made public in court, but Wingus Dingus Aug 2023 #2
I feel like it would encourage others Yonnie3 Aug 2023 #3
These lone-wolf killers are the result of trump pushing racism. brush Aug 2023 #4
I have mixed feelings on this one. It does give an alert to watch whomever. But then you RKP5637 Aug 2023 #5
Many people spoke out against the Memphis shooter's manifesto being released Sympthsical Aug 2023 #6
The Gov't should never hide anything from the public... WarGamer Aug 2023 #14
Well, either way has to be uniform across the board Sympthsical Aug 2023 #18
My Thinking NowISeetheLight Aug 2023 #7
If the author wants to pay for it out of their own pocket Blue Owl Aug 2023 #8
No. Read some poetry instead? Blues Heron Aug 2023 #9
They should be made available. Not publicized or published. Azathoth Aug 2023 #10
Once it's "made available," it will be "splashed across front pages." nt LAS14 Aug 2023 #23
I agree with Azathoth... Think. Again. Aug 2023 #11
Good Idea NowISeetheLight Aug 2023 #13
I voted yes Johnny2X2X Aug 2023 #12
I had to vote yes. William769 Aug 2023 #15
The gunman wrote and shared his thoughts. That speech is already free; it does not need to be WhiskeyGrinder Aug 2023 #20
Appearently we disagree on many things. William769 Aug 2023 #21
Why? So we get more murder-suicides by self-imagined geniuses struggle4progress Aug 2023 #16
Delayed publication maybe - but not right after the shootings. MyNameIsJonas Aug 2023 #17
"Honestly I'd like to read it." Why? WhiskeyGrinder Aug 2023 #19
Comprehend NowISeetheLight Aug 2023 #24
No, because canetoad Aug 2023 #22
No, and ForgedCrank Aug 2023 #25
Kind of Agree NowISeetheLight Aug 2023 #26
Hell no - these terrorists get too much notoriety already RainCaster Aug 2023 #27
Message auto-removed Name removed Aug 2023 #28
Maybe. But not until after a long cooling-off period. Wednesdays Aug 2023 #29
I'd say no. Dr. Strange Aug 2023 #30
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