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EXCLUSIVE: The NYPD Is Using Sealed Mug Shots in Its Facial Recognition Program

Instead of being purged, old mug shots are being fed into NYC databases

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InIn 1976, the state of New York introduced a law that says if a case “is terminated in a person’s favor or results in a non-criminal violation,” the records of the case shall be “sealed” and any photographs or…




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