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The Evesham Police Department Post Perpetrators to Facebook Page

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: facebook & fastcompany
If you live in Evesham, New Jersey, I suggest you behave or the Evesham Police Department will post all your indiscretions on their Facebook page. And no, you did not read that wrong. They have a Facebook page and they post photographs of perpetrators such as car thieves, shoplifters and child pornographers.

Yet the Evesham Police Department has stirred up quite the controversy, namely about privacy issues. The name and shame game may help deter crime, but is it against the law? As Bernard Bell, a law professor at Rutgers University, surmises, "There might be a potential defamation claim where posting a picture and information was negligent and the suspect isn't a public figure." Stats for Social Media Mug Shots Trending: Older & Mild
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