The controversial gallery of people arrested for drunk driving in Nassau County is back online after some changes. Previously, the names, photos and addresses of arrestees were listed, but, after a judge ruled that the privacy of one alleged drunk driver was violated, now only the names and photos are posted. Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi told Newsday, "My objective has always been to get people to talk more about drunk driving, and to recognize that it's not a socially acceptable crime," but attorney Brian Griffin said, "Under current law in the state of New York, shaming is not a permissible punishment, either pre-conviction or post conviction." Suozzi, who created the "Wall of Shame" after a cop was seriously injured by a DWI driver after pulling over another DWI suspect in May, insists, "This is not about punishment. This is about educating people about drunk driving. This is all public information."
Slightly Modified, Nassau County's "Wall of Shame" Returns
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