Valentine's promotion at crime museum criticized
A Valentine's Day promotion at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment is sparking criticism from an anti-domestic violence group.
The museum is running its "Crimes of Passion" exhibit for the third straight year. It gives couples an opportunity to tour the museum while handcuffed together.
Posters on crimes of passion, such as John Hinckley Jr.'s assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan, are added to the usual installations. Broken heart logos are slapped onto certain installations, including the one about Bonnie and Clyde.
Chai Senoy is co-founder of Holla Back DC, which advocates for victims of domestic violence. Senoy says the group finds the exhibit "reprehensible" and that it demeans people who've died as a result of domestic violence.
But Janine Vaccarello, the museum's chief operating officer, says the event "doesn't focus at all on domestic violence."
Information from: WTOP-FM, http://www.wtop.com
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