Cable news reporters rifle through San Bernardino suspects' personal items on live TV

CBSN showing footage of the home of San Bernardino shooters.
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The suspected San Bernardino shooters' landlord reportedly opened Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik's apartment to the media Friday, allowing networks like MSNBC and CNN to live-broadcast reporters rifling through the couple's personal belongings. The searches raised questions about privacy, proper handling of a crime scene, and the ethics of such a live broadcast.

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Though some were quick to blame the media for being intrusive, others also criticized law enforcement's apparent absence at what is apparently still being considered a crime scene (a duffel bag of pipe bombs was found at the home of the couple, who were shot and killed in a standoff with law enforcement hours after a shooting spree that left 14 victims dead).

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Update 1:29 p.m.: An FBI spokesperson has told reporters that the crime scene is no longer active. Becca Stanek

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