Some States Act Against Mugshot Site Abuse; Journalists Resist Curbs

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The New York Times takes a look at for-profit websites with names like Mugshots, BustedMugshots and JustMugshots that publish booking photos. The ostensible point is to give the public a quick way to glean the unsavory history of a neighbor, a potential date or anyone else. The Times says, "That sounds civic-minded, until you consider one way most of these sites make money: by charging a fee to remove the image. That fee can be anywhere from $30 to $400, or even higher." Many people whose images are on display were never found guilty, or the charges were . . .

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