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Topic

Should the Columbine Basement tapes be released to the public?

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All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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With 11 votes and 23 points ahead, the winner is ...

Dylan_Kleboid
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Hello its my first debate so please go easy on me lol

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>Reported Vote: Oromagi // Mod action: Removed

>Points Awarded: 7 points to Pro

>Reason for Decision: Full forfeit

>Reason for Mod Action: It is not a full forfeit--Con did make arguments in Round 2. In order to award points beyond conduct, Con's R2 remarks must be addressed.
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Oh lol my bad

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>Reported Vote: Pinkfrued08 // Mod action: Removed

>Points Awarded: 1 point to Con for conduct

>Reason for Decision: Con FF half of the rounds, this is poor conduct

>Reason for Mod Action: This RFD would be fine, except that Con, who the voter says engaged in poor conduct, is the one who gets the conduct point. This was likely just a mistake by the voter. Awarding the point to Pro would correct the vote.
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FBI looks for woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine shooting

https://www.apnews.com/c71a09745a8d4973b8114b1f0a52604e

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Vote Reported: Melcharaz // Mod Action: Removed

Points awarded: 3 points to con for arguments

RFD: Pro reasons that the tapes would be benefical to psychological study
Con reasons the tapes could be manipulated and cause harm to family.
While i do agree it may help in psychological study, families had access to tapes in 99 I have no stake in this personally. Also it doesn't negate the local disclosure of the incident. I say let sleeping dogs lie. There are other videos of shootings and the 946 page report was released anyways.

Reason for mod action: The voter fails to meet the standards set forth by the COC here: https://www.debateart.com/rules

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I forgot to award conduct to instigator.

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The anniversary of this is coming up. I only worked a mile away from Columbine and had driven past the school that morning. If you're looking for the best local coverage of that event, Westword magazine has been following many aspects of that story for many years.

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--> @Dylan_Kleboid

Not bad for your first try. I can't wait for your rebuttal.

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hmmm, interesting topic can't wait to see your opponents response.

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--> @Dylan_Kleboid

I'm in favor of almost every form of government transparency with the extremely rare exception of current events that are tactically sensitive to a justified war effort.