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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 03:12 PM Jul 2013

Trayvon Martin's Dead Body Splashed On Gawker, MSNBC! [View all]

I am shaking right now, and trying not to cry. I was making the round of my feed this morning, and clicked on www.gawker.com. I was greeted with a blown up. full color photo of Trayvon Martin dead on their freaking front page! There was no way to unsee it. Apparently, MSNBC has been running Mr. Martin's death photo on their site too. I am outraged that they need for page clicks has completely overrun the need to respect the wishes of the parents in these situations.
I am not weighing in on the criminal case against Mr. Zimmerman here. I am just asking what standards should we hold to when photos of dead kids are involved?

I will post the link to the Gawker article here, but I will not post the actual picture out of respect for the deceased's parents.

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Gawker Was Okay Running The Trayvon Martin Death Picture.
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Gawker Crossed The Line Running The Trayvon Martin Death Picture.
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I saw it too JustAnotherGen Jul 2013 #1
That picture should be the result of the verdict of murder of the second degree. Mr. David Jul 2013 #2
Given the rampant number of Zimmie defenders who have demonized, dehumanized Martin hlthe2b Jul 2013 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author LordGlenconner Jul 2013 #25
He looks so young! bushisanidiot Jul 2013 #4
Maybe could have come with a warning, but a needed wake-up call CakeGrrl Jul 2013 #5
It is about bloody time they show nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #6
+1 sinkingfeeling Jul 2013 #23
It is unfortunate if the family didn't want that picture out... PennsylvaniaMatt Jul 2013 #7
I so sorry he died alone, scared, at the hands of this punk.. HipChick Jul 2013 #8
That image is a reality that cannot be told by words. JaneyVee Jul 2013 #9
I cannot look at that HockeyMom Jul 2013 #10
Haven't seen it, won't look at it, premium Jul 2013 #11
the thing about that photo riverwalker Jul 2013 #12
Yes. Especially if he'd been waiting in the bushes to jump out at Zimmerman from. polly7 Jul 2013 #28
You really get the sense that Trayvon was just a kid from the picture dorkzilla Jul 2013 #13
His being just a kid comes across so strongly in the photo. snagglepuss Jul 2013 #34
It should seen by all! Amaya Jul 2013 #14
It's free speech Perez Pradosky Jul 2013 #15
Do you think Zimmerman is innocent or guilty? hrmjustin Jul 2013 #20
I think it depends entirely on what his family wants. nolabear Jul 2013 #16
This photo represents reality. Seeing it helps prevent the Laurian Jul 2013 #17
I couldn't agree more LordGlenconner Jul 2013 #27
I am horrified, and what I see is a dead CHILD--a kid, a teen. MADem Jul 2013 #18
it is on free rep and the comments are vile CurtEastPoint Jul 2013 #19
There are NO grass stains or dirt on his pants/knees !!! Tx4obama Jul 2013 #21
OMG you are right!! n/t riverwalker Jul 2013 #22
You are correct JustAnotherGen Jul 2013 #26
It's really hard to tell from that photo but his knees don't even look wet justiceischeap Jul 2013 #30
It may be a long hot summer olddots Jul 2013 #24
It's images like this that often change the tide justiceischeap Jul 2013 #29
Maybe that picture needed to be seen Spirochete Jul 2013 #31
This is why, UncleYoder Jul 2013 #32
However much I hate to see it alcibiades_mystery Jul 2013 #33
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