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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mug Shots on the Courant Home Page

Recently, the Hartford Courant web site started featuring mug shots on its home page.  Whenever there is a front page story that features some poor schmuck who has been arrested for some sort of noteworthy or amusing crime, POW, there up there in the headlines.  At first, we were not fans of this practice.  Hey, these people have not necessarily been convicted of a crime, there is not necessarily a fairness or consistency in how it's decided on who is featured and, seriously, the the guy who was arrested for looking for sex off of Craigslist really does not need the web impressions - you can probably already find him on ChatRoulette.

But today, we stand corrected.  We now appreciate the foresight that went into developing this feature.  Behold, the awesomeness of outlaw bikers on the Courant home page.

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