freedom of information act http://kut.org en Why Texas Can't Withold 911 Tapes http://kut.org/post/why-texas-cant-withold-911-tapes <p>On Dec. 14, it will have been exactly one year <a href="http://kut.org/post/developing-shooting-elementary-school-connecticut">since the school massacre</a> at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut that killed a total of 28 people, including 20 children.</p><p>Over the past several days, national news media organizations have been struggling with the question of whether to publish the recently released 911 calls. Clearly, many victims' families simply want to be left alone – to not be forced to relive the horror. And yet a Connecticut judge ruled to release those tapes, citing state law.&nbsp;</p><p>Other states specifically prohibit the release of 911 tapes. What about Texas?&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124205370&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Emily Donahue 9344 at http://kut.org Why Texas Can't Withold 911 Tapes