Saturday, January 9, 2010

A private matter

The 911 call concerning the recently deceased actress Brittany Murphy is now available online. No, I won't be linking to it. In fact, I have a difficult time figuring out who benefits from the release of these recordings. Is there some urgent need for the general public to hear them? Imagine if such a call concerned you, or your sister, mother, brother or father. How anxious would you be for everyone in the world to hear it? Probably not too anxious. There have been lawsuits concerning inappropriate police or dispatch response to 911 calls, or calls where audio could help determine a suspect's guilt. In no other case can I imagine the necessity of releasing such calls.