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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that bans police from posting mugshots of people accused of non-violent crimes on social media

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

California Governor Gavin Newsom at a June 2021 press conference.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill preventing police from sharing mugshots on social media of individuals accused of non-violent crimes.
The bill's sponsor said he hoped the legislation helps to tackle "unconscious bias," according to the San Francisco Chronicle .
Under the law, police can still share photos of individuals they believe are dangerous who those who are accused of violent crimes.
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