This photo appears on the front page of today’s Democrat and Chronicle. It shows a trail of blood down a city sidewalk leading to the place where Brent Coley was found dead by police on Tuesday night. He was one of two 15-year-old boys who were murdered that night in what Rochester Police Chief David Moore has described as “a result of high-risk lifestyles.”
The picture has stirred some controversy in our city and many people are questioning the paper’s decision to run it.
What do you think?
Does this photo serve a purpose in bringing attention to the problem of violence in our city? Or does the use of such graphic imagery merely exploit the tragic loss of one of our city’s youth in an effort to sell more papers?
(Also, please remember to Pray For Rochester.)