run mugshots online with names and lists of charges, and sometimes personal information.
The people in the images have not yet gone to trial, so they may be proven not guilty.
A news editor in Missouri recently wrote of such websites:
"Without proper context, the galleries serve as little more than a place
for people to gawk at those who have been arrested. Many of those who
are arrested need our community's help, not our ridicule."
Should journalists publish the information? It's real and true. But it is also very early in the legal process.
Would you publish the mugshots?
1 year ago