Runaway advertising

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Ahhh, I figured it was only a matter of time before the Runaway Bride, Jennifer Wilbanks, would be back in the news. I never expected, however, that her image would be used for a recruiting billboard for New Mexico police. The officer pictured is the one who led Jennifer through the airport covered in a blanket after she revealed her identity to authorities. Interesting. A simple Google search pulls up thousands of hits, mostly from the media reporting on this billboard campaign. Seems as tho this advertising stunt is reaching a far wider audience than those who will simply drive by the signs on New Mexico's highways. I think it's pretty distasteful (this poor woman can't catch a break! The law should protect her reputation, and here, the law is literally humiliating her), how about you?

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  1. That is unbelievable, not to mention wrong on a number of levels. Not only is it completely disrespectful of poor Jennifer Wilbanks, as you say, but it is also entirely misleading as to what the life of a police officer is really like. "Spend your days locating cold-feet brides! Never mind the line-of-fire part!" Not that I don't think people should become police officers, but this just seems entirely unrelated to most actual police work.

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