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Why does Fulton county even allow smiling for the mug shots? (Original Post) harumph Aug 2023 OP
My advice is not to get bent out of shape about it.... TheRealNorth Aug 2023 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author Duncan Grant Aug 2023 #4
Not so any more for passports Mossfern Aug 2023 #2
You were lucky -- you cannot smile for passport pix obamanut2012 Aug 2023 #11
I'm smiling in my passport photo ITAL Aug 2023 #12
lmao WhiskeyGrinder Aug 2023 #3
Tom Delay was the first to do it. It was appalling. Duncan Grant Aug 2023 #5
Why shouldn't they, and who cares? Ocelot II Aug 2023 #6
Facial recognition works better when you don't smile..... getagrip_already Aug 2023 #14
Colorado doesn't let you smile for DL photos, anymore. CrispyQ Aug 2023 #7
Let them smile. I'm glad they enjoy being labeled as criminals. Wonder Why Aug 2023 #8
Trump can smile all he wants Johnny999r Aug 2023 #9
I wonder why didn't they do the profile shots treestar Aug 2023 #10
Why doesn't any of the mug shots have the usual higth scale they always have? Never saw a doc03 Aug 2023 #13
I wonder if a booking photo is different than an intake photo? getagrip_already Aug 2023 #15

TheRealNorth

(9,384 posts)
1. My advice is not to get bent out of shape about it....
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 03:54 PM
Aug 2023

These treasonous SOB's had 2 weeks to figures out how they were going to orchestrate this.

Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Mossfern

(2,280 posts)
2. Not so any more for passports
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 03:54 PM
Aug 2023

When I had my passport renewed last year, the person taking my photo told me to smile and urged me to smile even more. I was surprised. What I do wonder about the mug shots is the lighting. Usually it's front lit, but these are done with side lighting that shows shadows. More for portraiture than mug shots.

These are the most non mugshot like mugshots I've ever seen- almost like they were created by AI.

obamanut2012

(25,816 posts)
11. You were lucky -- you cannot smile for passport pix
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:31 PM
Aug 2023

Or wear glasses.

Right from the Department of State website: "With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open."

Duncan Grant

(8,236 posts)
5. Tom Delay was the first to do it. It was appalling.
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:01 PM
Aug 2023

The public relations strategy is to manipulate everything to your own advantage. Even something as shameful as arrest (or in any other crisis).

Right-wing mindf*ck, it’s a political/public relations reality. A serious one. People get paid big bucks for this malevolence.

Edit: Once upon a time, it was a cultural norm not to photograph/record smiling mugshots. It was unthinkable. Funny how effective Tom was…

Ocelot II

(114,494 posts)
6. Why shouldn't they, and who cares?
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:03 PM
Aug 2023

The reason for mug shots is to identify the person. They are identifiable either if they smile or if they don't.

CrispyQ

(35,929 posts)
7. Colorado doesn't let you smile for DL photos, anymore.
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:11 PM
Aug 2023

I always smiled in the past. Now I look grim.

Johnny999r

(65 posts)
9. Trump can smile all he wants
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:23 PM
Aug 2023

Smiling or making "intimidating" faces like Trump did during his booking photo were not tolerated when I was a police officer. Trump has no respect for anyone but himself and a dollar bill. Making faces distorts the suspect's facial identity, therefore they could not be as useful for witness identity down the road. Criminals are aware of this, that is why they try not to pose naturally sometimes. In that vein, Trump tried to scam the system again. However, in his case it hardly matters because who else has an ass bigger than NY, weighs over 275 lbs, three chins, multiple comb overs, orange hair with a pound of bobby pins, orange face mixed with ruddy complexion, etc, etc.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
10. I wonder why didn't they do the profile shots
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:26 PM
Aug 2023

and have the height markings on the wall?

They did look like portraits.

doc03

(34,967 posts)
13. Why doesn't any of the mug shots have the usual higth scale they always have? Never saw a
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:39 PM
Aug 2023

mugshot without that or without their number at the bottom.

getagrip_already

(13,663 posts)
15. I wonder if a booking photo is different than an intake photo?
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:49 PM
Aug 2023

When they process you into prison, they will, in many prisons, take photos of tatoos and any identifying marks like birth marks. It's more detailed than these booking photos.

Or maybe it's just jurisdictional?

Never been arrested or in prison, so don't know.

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