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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Scary yet irresistible

Leafing through mugshots of local arrestees is a strangely absorbing pastime. I believe there's even a tabloid print version of collected mugshots for sale at your local convenience store.

The Multnomah County sheriff's site is a fine destination for free online viewing, but the photos of the suspects disappear from that site after a short while. Not so at PDXMugshots.com, which has many booking photos far older than that. There's a search function by name and by crime, but it won't allow searches by crimes that the website operator deems to be victimless.

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The tabloid version is called "Busted," and its particularly lurid cover has been showing up on our local Plaid Pantry's front counter lately. Costs a buck.

Isn't it nice to have a website that makes everything black and white, us and them, good and evil? Whew. It helps me sort people out.

Don't mean to hijack this thread, but I see no mugshot of the killer of public defender Nancy Bergeson. The case isn't even listed among the Police Bureau's cold case homicides. What do you suppose is going on?

Wow! I've never seen so many bad hair days in one place before.


These are all the people I rode the bus with! There were several familiar faces in the first three pages, all from the bus.

So clean, well groomed, attractive people don't get arrested in Portland? Did you notice all the black eyes? Scary is right!

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