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New divide opens in Ferguson over media checks into Mike Brown's past

On Wednesday, a judge heard arguments from two media organizations seeking access to his possible juvenile records. The media search for information is prompting accusations of violations of privacy and even an attempt to blame the victim.

The racially charged turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., sparked by the killing last month of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer, has opened another divisive chapter, this time over attempts by news organizations to access public records of Mr. Brown’s past, if such records exist.

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TwelveOhOne's picture

To me, this raises a different question: why keep public records

To what advantage are public records kept? Is the net a benefit?

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