As the most "woke" of all Kansas City news stations, last week we noted the KSHB canceled mugshots. Today local progressive public radio didn't so much question the decision as applaud the move toward more socially conscious news coverage.
Meanwhile, don't let the headline mislead . . . Stations with better ratings haven't made any pretense about using the mugshots provided by local authorities despite thoughtful complaints about the consequences public shaming via the media.
Check the KCMO newsie navel-gazing:
Mug shots often carry an implication of guilt prior to sentencing, and have disproportionately affected communities of color and lower income.