"No question": Schakowsky describes "violent crime scene" photos of bin Laden

"No question": Schakowsky describes "violent crime scene" photos of bin Laden

Posted by Kerry Lester on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 14:45

After viewing photos of a dead Osama bin Laden, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky said there's "no question" in her mind that they should not be released to the general public because of their graphic nature.

"These are pictures of a violent crime scene. This is a dead person. A dead Osama bin Laden," she said.

Pointing to Taliban suicide bombers retaliating in Pakistan Friday, killing 80, Schakowsky noted, "you know that there's no good that can come out of circulating those photos."

A member of the House Intelligence Committee, Schakowsky was among a select group of lawmakers who were able to view the photos at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.

Schakowksy said she viewed the photos from binders located in a congressional affairs room. Individuals must check their cell phones at the door before entering the CIA, she said.

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