Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NBC 41 Action News Circulates Story Critical of Using Mug Shots to Sell Magazines Just Hours After It Was Revealed the Mayor of Kansas City's Son To Grace the Cover of The Slammer

h/t: Tonyskansascity

It's no coincidence, just hours after it was revealed Kansas City Mayor Sly James' son's mug shot would grace the cover of the latest edition of "The Slammer" that local media outlets like NBC 41 Action News start churning out stories of how awful it is to use publicly available photos for financial gain.

Imagine going to the internet to search your name only to find a mug shot from years ago posted on multiple websites. There are publications and websites whose sole purpose is to feature police booking photos. Some make a profit selling advertising around the photos...
Some people make money selling advertising around mug shots?  You mean like NBC 41 Action News?

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