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  • Mar 4th, 2014 @ 11:59am

    Re: Why, for all that is decent ...

    Copyright is kinda hinky with mugshots, and as a result, Wikipedia tends to steer clear of them in most cases. It may also be reasonably argued that the inclusion of a mugshot in an article about a person NOT best known for his criminal record constitutes undue emphasis on that aspect of his life history. This is the kind of situation where my contempt for a reactionary jerk is overruled by my commitment as an admin, to Wikipedia's principles of balance, and caution regarding possible copyright violation.