We've received a lot of mail since running this photo from the Va. Tech massacre. Many viewers felt it crossed a line, thinking the student's genitals were exposed. After magnifying the area, we believed it was part of the tourniquet hanging from his leg, and ran the photo as sent by the Roanoke Times. While in the end we were right about the tourniquet, improvised from an electrical cord by Eagle Scout Kevin Sterne, other publications altered the image, blurring the area as a precaution. How do you feel about our running the photo prominently on good faith that the student was not exposed, and about some other publications doctoring it?
Alan Kim/The Roanoke Times
An unidentified person is carried out of Norris Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. on Monday, April 16, 2007, after a shooting incident. A gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom on the campus, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history. The gunman is killed but it's unclear if he was shot by police or took his own life.