MSNBC Host: 'We Want To Politicize' Newtown, Calls for Release of Victim Photos

Melissa Harris-Perry objects to recent Connecticut law blocking release of crime-scene photos

MSNBC's Harris-Perry: 'We Want to Politicize' Newtown, Calls for Parents to Release Photos of Victims (Newsbusters)

Governor Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) recently signed a bill preventing photos and videos of the Sandy Hook shooting victims from being released to the public. The bill had broad support from the victims’s families, and was the subject of a petition on change.org that gained over 100,000 signatures.

But MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her Sunday panel’s desire for gun control apparently trumps the concerns of these Newtown parents. Harris-Perry and all but one of her guests called on the parents to “break” the “evil of government” and release the photographs of their slain children to the public. Harris-Perry had spent part of her opening monologue decrying the politicization of photographs by “rabid anti-choice demonstrators” in the pro-life movement. But then Harris-Perry did just that with the December tragedy, asking:

So, what should we as a public ask of the Newtown families?

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