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Originally posted by thesmokingman
What about the families of the deceased adults? Were they allowed to view the bodies? Do we have evidence of their services?
I wouldn't call it political correctness... I'd call it emotional sensitivity in a rather different situation for how close to 'home' some connected to this 'live', so to speak. As well as just a general awareness of the sheer nature, numbers and horrible fate of the victims. P.C. sure isn't a passing factor across my mind, personally, for how I react on some of the threads lately.
Originally posted by Chai_An
This topic will get you censored around here, political correctness is running high on this story never mind the weirdness and multitude of anomalies so tread lightly.
Results For those who had the option, decisions about seeing the body varied. Some wanted someone else to identify the body, because they feared how it might look or preferred to remember their relative as they had been in life. Those who had wanted to see the body gave various reasons beyond the need to check identity. Some felt they ought to see the body. Others felt that the body had not lost its social identity, so wanted to make sure the loved one was “being cared for” or to say goodbye. Some people wanted to touch the body, in privacy, but the coroner sometimes allowed this only after the postmortem examination, which made relatives feel that the body had become police property. Seeing the body brought home the reality of death; it could be shocking or distressing, but, in this sample, few who did so said they regretted it.
Conclusions Even after a traumatic death, relatives should have the opportunity to view the body, and time to decide which family member, if any, should identify remains. Officials should prepare relatives for what they might see, and explain any legal reasons why the body cannot be touched. Guidelines for professional practice must be sensitive to the needs and preferences of people bereaved by traumatic death. The way that relatives refer to the body can be a strong indication for professionals about whether the person who died retains a social identity for the bereaved.
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by swansong19
Regarding the time stamp on the picture. Did you check to find out if the newspaper is owned by a company that owns more than one daily? Or perhaps other media? Maybe the picture was sent somewhere out West and someone in a different time zone uploaded the picture. Like maybe there was an editor in another time zone that uploaded the picture.
Originally posted by CeeRZ
reply to post by swansong19
There is one possibility. That would be the folder name. Not the file name.
Great thread, and one of the more thought out.