One of our favorite community newspapers establishes an important connection betwixt the 1st Amendment, the sordid issue of mugshots in the media and council control of police.
To wit . . .
NORTHEAST NEWS EXPOSES MAYOR Q'S LOCAL CONTROL CRACKDOWN ON MUGSHOTS AS AN ATTACK ON BOTH POLICE AND THE FREE PRESS!!!
It's a thoughtful and complex argument . . . TKC also admires the small newspaper's restraint . . . It's surprising they didn't publish the mayor's mugshot from not so long ago . . . But that wouldn't be classy and might have detracted from their argument.
Check-it . . .
Northeast News: Inching toward local control
Money line on the mugshot resolution debate . . .
It’s nothing more than a suggestion to the police department to stop publishing mugshots. This way, the mayor and the riot endorsing council can go back to their woke, ban-the-police constituency and say, “Hey, we tried to work with them but they just wouldn’t abide. If we had local control, we could invoke this by fiat but we don’t.”
You decide . . .