Should it be illegal to show a video of someone being murdered by terrorists? As you know the thugs called ISIS (or ISIL) sawed off the head of an American photo journalist recently and it went viral on the internet. In my thinking this is no different than posting child rape for people to watch. There’s no news or educational value by witnessing such depravity, it only serves the motives of the terrorists. It’s sufficient that the media report such things, but a video or photos, well, that’s a step beyond common sense decency. Further it may actually contribute to terrorist motives.
If the California legislature (or Congress) wanted to do something decent for a change they should craft a bill to make such vile videos depicting acts of extreme depravity illegal to display or view, just like they do for kiddie porn. Many nations already have this law and I’m surprised we don’t. This is needed to discourage the terrorists from buying airtime with human lives.