This seems to be a pretty horrible error made by Florida prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin murder case. Among the confidential documents that were ‘accidentally’ released was a photograph of Martin’s dead corpse. Prosecutors quickly emailed reporters requesting that they do not use the picture of Trayvon Martin’s lifeless body, as they were not meant for public consumption.
I actually hope the photos don’t get ‘out’ there.. we have enough morbid and grotesque websites showcasing famous peoples’ dead bodies. I would be sick to think that a teenage kid’s body would appear on one of those sites.
Nonetheless, we are living in an age where mistakes happen quickly, and when they do there is little time to re-do the action you did wrong the first time. Click and save these days means upload and publish—long before you get the chance to run the document or blog post by anyone who would say, “are you sure you want to publish photographs of the dead victim before this trial begins??”
All the news unfit to print, soiled with the history of anthracite, minus the stench of sulfur..broadcasting online in HTML and CSS in living color.. extending around the world, from Maine to Mexico, and Russia to the East. Updating and uploading from the deep and dark coal mines of Pennsylvania, all the way to the deepest and darkest trenches of the Milky Way galaxy. I have grand ambitions but few illusions.