Police

It's Now Illegal To Photograph Accident Victims in New Jersey

Even though the law applies to first responders, news coverage of traffic incidents involving cops should now be interesting

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New Jersey has passed a law that makes it illegal for first responders to photograph and disseminate photographs of accident victims without written permission from their family.

Like many other laws named after dead people, "Cathy's Law" is a result of an emotional plea from the victim's family rather than a logical approach to an issue, a topic frequently addressed by Radley Balko.