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BROADCAST OR PUBLICATION OF MURDERERS' MATERIAL

EDM number 179 in 2007-08, proposed by Rudi Vis on 08/11/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting, Crime, Internet and cybercrime and Media.

That this House notes the pattern of many recent mass murderers and suicide bombers making or featuring in video recordings or other communications by which they intend to gain personal exposure following the crime, for example suicide bombings and school and college mass shootings, including the Virginia Tech and Jokela, Finland killings; believes that such public exposure does much more to incentivise similar future crimes than prevent them, as well as causing offence to the relatives of victims; and therefore condemns the broadcast or publication of such material by news agencies and via internet hosting agencies, including of still images of suicide murderers taken from such material, with rare if any exemptions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Rudi Vis08/11/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourProposed
Lynne Jones12/11/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
David Drew13/11/2007StroudLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn13/11/2007Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale13/11/2007MansfieldLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley13/11/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Simpson15/11/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster19/11/2007Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Bob Spink10/12/2007Castle PointConservativeSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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