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Attorney for Mormon bishop challenges constitutionality of mugshots

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  • K Mchenry, IL
    March 7, 2012 7:17 p.m.

    How ridiculous.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    March 7, 2012 10:29 p.m.

    Does he also oppose mug shots for accused gang members with tattoos on their faces? After all, they are only charged, not convicted as well.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    March 8, 2012 12:16 a.m.

    Mormon bishops in Utah have had a tough year. First there were the two who were illegal immigrants and now this one who has run into problems with the law. The leadership of the LDS Church really needs to look at these callings more closely and screen those names before selecting them to lead a ward.

  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    March 8, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    I like this legal argument and find myself agreeing with it. I'm also curious as to how the county jail officials would claim that IDing fingerprints could take weeks or months. I was under the impression that with the invention of technology and the advent of national databases that this should be able to be done relatively quickly, and certainly not take weeks or months. Seems rather ridiculous if that's the case.

    Also, if all you need is a picture, and the accused can provide a current photo, why not accept it? If they can't provide, then you can take the photo, but if it is already available and the jail refuses it...sounds like someone is grasping at straws at this point.