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Stop repeating the names of shooters

Stop repeating the names of shooters

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

April 25, 2019

One month ago, a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to this tragedy, the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said to The Washington Post, “You will never hear me mention [the shooter’s] name. He is a terrorist; he is a criminal; he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless.” Ardern emphasized that a person who has committed crimes as horrible as he did does not deserve recognition for his ac...

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