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You are not Gary Busey or Son of Sam, but your mugshot is still on the internet.

How people profit from your online mugshot and ruin your life forever. A Gizmodo article, and a recent piece in Wired magazine, on how mugshots-as-entertainment have turned minor incidents into persistent embarrassments, and the cottage (extortion) industry that has sprung up in response.
posted by availablelight on Oct 8, 2012 - 122 comments

Little Rascals

Child mugshots from the 1800s
posted by hermitosis on Jun 22, 2012 - 58 comments

New Orleanians "captured" in mugshots

The New Orleans Public Library's Hidden from History exhibit, now online, uses turn-of-the-century mugshots from the NOPD to consider issues of public identity, private life, and the anonymity of history.
posted by liketitanic on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 comments

Eenie, meenie, who da ho?

Pick the perp.
posted by mudpuppie on May 1, 2009 - 55 comments

MugTube?

Real-time mugshots from Tampa Bay. [more inside]
posted by joe vrrr on Apr 8, 2009 - 102 comments

A cow costume never hurts.

The Smoking Gun's 2008 Mug Shots Of The Year. At long last our legal standards have been boiled down to "innocent until proven hilarious".
posted by shii on Dec 17, 2008 - 68 comments

criminals, corpses & crime scenes - a vintage collection

Crime and punishment - a curiously compelling and quirky collection of historic crime photos, including unusual mugshots, corpses & crime scenes. A few favorite characters: idle and disorderly persons; "something amazing" about Harry; a cocky quartet; an illicit drug trader who "drives his own motor car and dresses well"; a subject who refused to open his eyes; charged with conspiring to procure a miscarriage; and guilty of unlawfully possessing cocaine.
This is just one of many marvelous vintage image sets from a historical consultant from Amsterdam - a mammoth treasure trove!
posted by madamjujujive on Oct 3, 2007 - 39 comments

Least Wanted: A Century of Mugshots

Least Wanted: A Century of Mugshots is a collection of authentic mugshots put together by Mark Michaelson. [via AT:NY]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Mar 26, 2007 - 13 comments

“Oh, my God, they’re going to burn us up!”

Portraits of the Freedom Riders Eric Etheridge has been taking pictures of people who participated in the Freedom Rides (map) to accompany the people's 1961 mug shots. Some of the photos were in the July 2 issue of the New York Times Magazine, and there are more photos at his web site. Also, an excerpt from a recent book about the rides. [via]
posted by kirkaracha on Jul 7, 2006 - 5 comments

Cell Sweet Cell

Celebrity Mugshots in Needlepoint
posted by jrossi4r on Dec 1, 2005 - 18 comments

DeLay Gets QueerEyed in Time for the Pen

[Mugshot filter] The Hammer is tanned, rested, and ready... to kick some partisan-hack a**! But seriously folks, has Tom DeLay ever looked better in his life? Book 'im, Danno -- and don't muss that fabulous hair!
posted by digaman on Oct 20, 2005 - 61 comments

Least Wanted

Least Wanted is a great collection of old mugshots on Flickr. There are some great ones -- I like the Sixties 'do and Anna's pout best of all.
posted by Vidiot on Jul 6, 2005 - 28 comments

mugshots

The largest collection of mugshots on the Internet. From famous celebrities to old gangsters.
posted by crunchland on Sep 30, 2003 - 4 comments

Police abandon photo targets

Apologies come from the top Queensland, Australia: "QUEENSLAND'S elite anti-terrorism police will no longer use photos of real people in target practice after concerns were raised by indigenous and civil liberties groups." Dp the police have the right to use someone's mugshot for target practice, without permission or consent?
posted by skinsuit on Jul 7, 2003 - 16 comments

Yikes.

Scariest mug shot ever. So says the Smoking Gun. And hell, they should know.
posted by CunningLinguist on Jun 25, 2003 - 78 comments

Do you know these men?

Do you know these men? Recently, the Saint Paul Police Department released a picture online of two suspects who are wanted for an unsolved aggrevated assault case which occurred in December. Nobody who was at the party knew the men. It's fascinating seeing police departments use the Net for modern-day wanted posters. Incidentally, the Saint Paul Police Department also runs the infamous prositution arrest mugshots page.
posted by manero on Feb 25, 2003 - 46 comments

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