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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"China Pushes to End Public Shaming"

The story is in the New York Times:

BEIJING — The Chinese government has called for an end to the public shaming of criminal suspects, a time-honored cudgel of Chinese law enforcement but one that has increasingly rattled the public.

According to the state-run media, the Ministry of Public Security has ordered the police to stop parading suspects in public and has called on local departments to enforce laws in a “rational, calm and civilized manner.”

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