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Oregon bans release of mug shots

Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:34 pm

I found this interesting, is this not a violation of freedom of the press and freedom of speech? This is pretty standard that for crimes the arrests. mugshots, etc are public information. This is also released to media when arrests occur.

https://www.opb.org/article/2021/11/02/ ... -released/
 
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Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:13 am

This is a proposition. It is proposing to not release booking photos for people not actually convicted of a crime. If Joe Smith (name changed) is arrested for... say.... armed robbery, even though the same Joe Smith can verify he was 200 miles away from the crime, why would he, then, accept getting his name and reputation dragged through the mud?

Innocent until proven guilty.
 
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Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:38 pm

seb146 wrote:
This is a proposition. It is proposing to not release booking photos for people not actually convicted of a crime. If Joe Smith (name changed) is arrested for... say.... armed robbery, even though the same Joe Smith can verify he was 200 miles away from the crime, why would he, then, accept getting his name and reputation dragged through the mud?

Innocent until proven guilty.


But would this prevent the release, to the media, Police body cam footage of Joe Smith being arrested for something... way before any trial??
 
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Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:37 am

DIRECTFLT wrote:
seb146 wrote:
This is a proposition. It is proposing to not release booking photos for people not actually convicted of a crime. If Joe Smith (name changed) is arrested for... say.... armed robbery, even though the same Joe Smith can verify he was 200 miles away from the crime, why would he, then, accept getting his name and reputation dragged through the mud?

Innocent until proven guilty.


But would this prevent the release, to the media, Police body cam footage of Joe Smith being arrested for something... way before any trial??


That is very different than mug shots. Let the bodycam footage be released. Let people see what police do.

I had my mug shots. It was over a bench warrant for failing to respond to a state parking ticket. I don't care if anyone sees it. Hilarious story. But, for those who have done nothing wrong or those who break the law for things like prostitution (with legal and consenting adults) or those who are charged but not convicted because they were innocent from the beginning, holding off on the mug shot is a good idea.
 
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Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:37 am

Here in France this has always been banned, well, the police simply never released anything. And "perp walks" have been explicitly banned for a long time, with for example arrested people/prisoners having their faces hidden when there is a risk of encountering TV crews..

When Dominique Strauss Kahn was arrested and perp walked in New York, it caused quite an outrage here (aside from the reason of the arrest, I mean).
 
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Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:44 am

Yes, enough with the wild west stuff.
People are innocent until found guilty. What the average (maybe)criminal looked like at the time of their arrest is of no public interrest.
 
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Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:21 am

Ya gotta admit, some of those mugshots have provided a good chuckle or two :rotfl:

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