I like this legal argument and find myself agreeing with it. I'm also curious
as to how the county jail officials would claim that IDing fingerprints could
take weeks or months. I was under the impression that with the invention of
technology and the advent of national databases that this should be able to be
done relatively quickly, and certainly not take weeks or months. Seems rather
ridiculous if that's the case.Also, if all you need is a picture,
and the accused can provide a current photo, why not accept it? If they can't
provide, then you can take the photo, but if it is already available and the
jail refuses it...sounds like someone is grasping at straws at this point.
Mormon bishops in Utah have had a tough year. First there were the two who were
illegal immigrants and now this one who has run into problems with the law. The
leadership of the LDS Church really needs to look at these callings more closely
and screen those names before selecting them to lead a ward.
Does he also oppose mug shots for accused gang members with tattoos on their
faces? After all, they are only charged, not convicted as well.