South Florida Sun Sentinel by Skyler Swisher
March 27, 2019
Floridians could soon be blocked from obtaining graphic images of mass killings.
The Florida Senate voted 40-0 Wednesday to approve SB 186, which creates a public records exemption for video, photographs and audio capturing the killing of three or more people, not including the perpetrator.
Supporters say the footage is traumatic to family members of victims.
“There are a lot of people who are appalled at the attempts by a lot of people to get access to this information to use it for commercial purposes or for nefarious purposes, and the impact it has on victims,” said state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa.