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Getting Mugged: Lawmakers, record-keepers aim to curtail mug shot publishers, but questions about free speech, public records access arise (access required)

Lawmakers are expected to take up a bill this session aimed at giving South Carolina residents ammunition against websites that publish arrest mug shots and then demand hundreds of dollars to remove the embarrassing photos. The bill is part of ...

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The headline hunter (access required)

Among Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott’s vast array of law enforcement skills, the most impressive has to be his unfaltering ability to nab a headline. The man flat knows how to get his name in the press and pinging around ...

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