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YOUR TURN: Unhappy with Action News 5

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This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Kathy Cooper. Cooper and several other people wrote in because they were unhappy that Action News 5 showed video released this week from the scene of the shooting where two West Memphis police officers died.

In Cooper's words:

I do not see any value in making available the raw video of the slaying of the two West Memphis police officers.  I cannot imagine the additional emotional pain of having to know that your loved one's death is aired on the Internet for the curious.  Also, I fear young people who are already desensitized to the finality of death, through their immersion in kill factor video games, will tune in to see the real thing.  This just seems so wrong on so many levels.  Responsible journalism would have stopped short of "advertising" that the raw, unedited video could be viewed on the website.   


That's Kathy Cooper's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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