Cunningham: Don’t Release 911 Tapes

Illinois lawmaker says that 911 tapes released after Sandy Hook should not be released to the public.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – An Illinois lawmaker says 911 tapes released after disasters like the Sandy Hook shootings are not newsworthy and therefore should not be made public.

Illinois State Senator Bill Cunningham says while some people may find them entertaining, the tapes don’t have any real news value.

He wants to keep those recordings from being made public under the Freedom of Information Act.

“Potentially to relive that experience when the tape is released publicly and broadcasted on the news and living forever on Youtube and the Internet is something that I think violates privacy,” says Cunningham.

Cunningham says he decided to introduce his measure after listening to 911 recordings made during the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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