Yes. It is evidence. Without it there is no proof any of it happened. You can act outraged and amazed that we would want this footage all you want, but the bottom line is that without it we have absolutely no reason to believe any of this happened. There is clear motive to fake it. So yes, they MUST provide the evidence, they don't have to broadcast it at prime time to just make it available.
Footage is what brought us home from Vietnam finally and that's real reason they don't release much war footage any more and have all the journalists agreeing (completely public) to not talk about certain things or show footage of certain things. Violence is terrible but it is wrong to suppress evidence of wrongdoing on that basis. It's just plain absurd.
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