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Should Mug Shots be (Automatically) Public Record?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by doctorquant, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Did you read the referenced Times article from last week: http://nyti.ms/1bQE6EB

    Just inquiring with Google & the credit card companies led to changes.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    One place I worked at did that and I absolutely hated it. I can see for real high profile cases or convictions. But not for every freakin' PI arrest. I felt they were just going out of their way to embarrass people at their bad moments. And, of course, never ran anything when the charges were dropped or defendants acquitted.

    Plus, it gave off the image that the community was a bunch of criminals and sociopaths when, in fact, the crime stats were about normal compared to other towns in our state.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  5. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    When I did the crime beat, I only requested and ran shots for the major ones (murder, major assault/battery, robbery, etc.). Just grabbing them all every day was pointless.
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