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online mugshots, thoughts?

and other sites, post stuff online for ever for people who m esquire13811/11/17
Police departments putting up mugshots on facebook with capt irishlaw11/11/17
A mug shot only serves a purpose when a suspect is at large. qdllc11/11/17
Everybody wants transparency, until they get actual transpar oddis50011/11/17
It's a terrible idea to post the mugshots on a Facebook PD p themapmaster11/11/17
Interesting perspective on the state actors, but what about esquire13811/11/17
Let the kuks be public. One of the reasons law enforcement w wolfman11/11/17
Keep posting them. A lot of them are really funny. I can los 3rdamendmentscholar11/12/17
It's definitely scummy. isthisit11/12/17
The local newspaper puts up mugshots even for traffic stops trijocker11/12/17
Local case here awhile back had a guy get popped for solicit barelylegal11/12/17
As bad as that is, I guess my point is being online and sear esquire13811/12/17
esquire138 (Nov 11, 2017 - 5:50 pm)

and other sites, post stuff online for ever for people who might never get convicted. Ruins lives. Legal, sure, but ethical? Thoughts?

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irishlaw (Nov 11, 2017 - 6:31 pm)

Police departments putting up mugshots on facebook with captions saying, "Police Officer Chad arrested "Person in mugshot" for (x crime), crime doesn't pay kids," never sat right with me.

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qdllc (Nov 11, 2017 - 7:16 pm)

A mug shot only serves a purpose when a suspect is at large. If the person was caught, I see no legitimate reason to keep the mug shot on a website.

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oddis500 (Nov 11, 2017 - 8:04 pm)

Everybody wants transparency, until they get actual transparency/

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themapmaster (Nov 11, 2017 - 8:38 pm)

It's a terrible idea to post the mugshots on a Facebook PD page. If you have municipal clients, advise them against it. People end up commenting and sharing photos. The people whose mugshots are posted get pissed. It creates conditions favorable for lawsuits.

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esquire138 (Nov 11, 2017 - 10:41 pm)

Interesting perspective on the state actors, but what about when its private companies?

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wolfman (Nov 11, 2017 - 11:16 pm)

Let the kuks be public. One of the reasons law enforcement worked well in small communities was that everyone knew who got pinched/in trouble. Things are too anonimous now, thus more tolerance for deviance of every kind. At least that way, maybe name and shame will act as a deterrent. Of course, we have subcultures now where being arrested = badge of honor, but hopefully we can grind those down as well soon.

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3rdamendmentscholar (Nov 12, 2017 - 9:06 am)

Keep posting them. A lot of them are really funny. I can lose hours playing “guess what that guy did.”

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isthisit (Nov 12, 2017 - 10:17 am)

It's definitely scummy.

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trijocker (Nov 12, 2017 - 12:11 pm)

The local newspaper puts up mugshots even for traffic stops

I feel that this violates constitutional law standards. Where is the presumption of innocence when you post a photo of Joseph Smith with the caption Speeding, DUI etc. If you must post photos at leas wait until the accused has been found guilty.

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barelylegal (Nov 12, 2017 - 12:24 pm)

Local case here awhile back had a guy get popped for soliciting prostitution while pumping gas. Claimed entrapment and won but his mugshot was still all over the local news.

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esquire138 (Nov 12, 2017 - 12:48 pm)

As bad as that is, I guess my point is being online and searchable by name makes it that but for life and for everywhere

Sure you can go "charges were dropped" but....sheesh........I could see employers at prestigious places for sure refuses to want their establishment associated with it, even if they otherwise would hire you.

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