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Senate candidate jokes about gunshot victims' X-rays

A U.S. Senate candidate has apologized for posting Facebook images that poked fun at gunshot victims.

Kansas-based radiologist Milton Wolf allegedly posted several X-ray images of patients, some deceased, and engaged in insensitive dialogue about them with other Facebook users. (Via Milton Wolf)

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports one of the photos shows a deceased patient with an improperly positioned head and Wolf joked the patient wasn’t going to complain about it anyway.

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The paper reports an X-ray image showing a person decapitated by gun shots is labeled “one of my all-time favorites. What kind of gun blows somebody’s head completely off? I’ve got to get one of those.”

Although the images have since been removed from the doctor’s profile, The Topeka Capital-Journal released dozens of images and comments from Wolf and other Facebook users.

Wolf was confronted with the images by a reporter who questioned whether this was an invasion of privacy or even unethical.

“Look, if you don’t identify a person, then you don’t need their permission, you’re aware of that?” (Via The Topeka Capital-Journal)

​Wolf has since issued an apology — saying, “To those I have offended, I am truly sorry and I ask for your forgiveness.” 

Politico reports a spokesperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee called Wolf’s behavior regarding the images as “freakish.”

Wolf says he’s a distant cousin of President Barack Obama but that he disagrees with the president on just about everything.

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