Emergency summit on teenage violence called by US President...
US PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON will meet with senior figures from the world of music, film and the internet today at the White House at an emergency summit on teenage violence. This follows last week’s Senate hearing on selling violence to youth at which Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were singled out for criticism.
The summit follows alarm at materials that Denver High School killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were able to find on the internet such as bomb making advice as well as angst ridden dark metal lyrics that are already being scapegoated for the murders.
The President may offer policy guidelines after the summit which could include moves to censor the internet as well as the CDs that under 18s are allowed to buy.