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Shaming Gang Members Raises Constitutional Concerns03:02

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After the brazen murder of a 14-year-old boy in Dorchester, Boston Police took an unprecedented step in distributing fliers of suspected gang members to publicly shame them. It raises legal questions. Is the government defaming people who are not accused of any crime? Some legal scholars say yes.


  • Andrew Phelps, WBUR reporter

This program aired on June 3, 2010.

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