Aug 25th 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
They say print is a dying medium, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the quick ascendancy of Just Busted, a three-month-old Tennessee newspaper which regularly sells out at stores.
So what's the secret to the weekly's instant success? Well, as its name suggests Just Busted consists of mug shots -- and solely mug shots
. And not only has the one-dollar tabloid proved popular with consumers
, but some say it has made it easier for the authorities to capture fugitives who have skipped out on bail.
However, not everyone is fan of the new publication. Chattanooga-area defense attorney Jerry Summers thinks publicizing mug shots of those who have been arrested but not yet convicted infringes upon their Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial.
We're not sure what to think about this, but we will plead guilty to having gawked at the mug shots of just-busted sexy ladies
in the past.
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