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Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that series.

Arrested: 11/14
Charges: Trespassing with warning
"Auditions at the Holy Land Experience were wicked rough this year, Ma. I'm telling you, there were like 900 dudes who majored in Looking Like Christ, but only a select few who could get a call back. Say hello to your boy."

Arrested: 11/14
Charges: Cannabis possession under 20 grams
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! What? Go to jail? OK...

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State looks to ban access to suspects' mug shots

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers plan to vote on legislation to make police booking photos of suspects confidential — a bill that's opposed by the group that represents 20 daily newspapers and other media outlets serving the state.

The bill, A-3906, would make mug shots off-limits unless there is a conviction. New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, a Democrat from Essex, N.J., has scheduled it for a vote Thursday. The proposal has yet to be taken up in the Senate.

Laws governing access to public records vary from state to state, but the proposal would make New Jersey one of the few places where newspapers and websites wouldn't be allowed to use mug shots at the time of a booking.

According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, three states exempt mug shots from public access: Kansas, Montana and Washington.

Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia all put significant conditions on the release of mug shots.

Towns established a policy last year at the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press that required every reporter to ask the police department for a mug shot after an arrest had been made. Towns said he found there was a disparity in the distribution of the pictures. For instance, many defendants who couldn't make bail were minorities, and their mug shots were posted by the jail. But suspects who could afford bail avoided having their images in the paper and on websites because they never went to jail.

Photographs of suspects in white-collar crimes almost never appeared in the paper, but those of robbery suspects, drug dealers and others with criminal pasts routinely did.

"There was and remains a huge disparity in who our readers see committing crimes each day," Towns said. "I thought it was only fair that we let our readers see all suspects, not just those who couldn't make bail. Unfortunately, local prosecutors routinely refused to release mug shots of all suspects."

Victor Princiotta
Victor Princiotta

seriously? "big black guy looks like he's used to being in jail, asian guy good at math" get your shit together NT.

Jomes Safari
Jomes Safari

The real joke: Dade Countys Justice System. But yea.. Make fun of the victims.


@Jomes Safari There's an even bigger joke: the author

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