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Civil rights group against police shaming suspects on Facebook

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Police departments are increasingly throwing humor into their Facebook posts about suspects arrested for drunken driving, drug trafficking and other crimes, but not everyone is amused.

Civil rights advocates complain posting mugshots and descriptions of suspects amounts to public shaming.

The group says the posts make people the butt of a joke and can have damaging effects on their home lives and jobs.

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