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Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had an open coffin
02-03-2013, 11:26 AM
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Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had an open coffin
This is not easy to read. I can't imagine what it was like for this mother to see her little boy's body. Heartbreaking.

Quote:If Americans knew what bullets did to human flesh, they’d support gun control. So perhaps they should be shown in living colour what bullets do to small bodies. A mere description is insufficient for the literal-minded.


Noah Pozner, 6, was one of the 20 child victims in the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. All the dead were shot between three and 11 times. Tiny Noah took 11 bullets. His mother, Veronique, insisted on an open coffin, Naomi Zeveloff reported in the Jewish Daily Forward.


You’ll probably remember Noah. He was a happy little guy with beautiful heavily lashed eyes and a cheerful smile. In his coffin, there was a cloth placed over the lower part of his face.

More at: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorial...offin.html

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02-03-2013, 02:20 PM
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RE: Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had an open coffin
It is the brave actions of this mother and Emitt Tills mother that will bring changes to this country. During their greatest time of grief they stand up.....I hope they find peace..

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02-03-2013, 10:25 PM
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RE: Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had an open coffin
Are any media outlets showing the photos?
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02-04-2013, 08:11 AM
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RE: Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had an open coffin
(02-03-2013 10:25 PM)Willinois Wrote:  Are any media outlets showing the photos?

I haven't seen any, and I'm not sure any photos of the little boy in his casket were taken. I think the mother wanted those present at the funeral to see the damage bullets can do to a tiny body, and to remember it so they can fight back against gun violence.

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02-07-2013, 11:55 PM
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RE: Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had an open coffin
Mother Courage.

Yes--the photo should be shown, like Emmet Till's, like Jackie Kennedy in her bloodstained suit, "Let them see what they have done." Endless tears.

We can change. We MUST change.

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