by Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 7 March 2014
This collection of mugshots, compiled by addiction recovery centre Watershed in a blog post, show some rather outrageously funny mugshots that cannot be unseen once they are seen.
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Betsy Saturday 8 March 2014
People struggling with addiction issues (and probably mental and physical health issues as well) are now getting laughed at for their appearance by a faceless mob of Internet gawkers. Way to prove yourselves exploitative, Class-A assholes! Are you THAT desperate for content that you would stoop so low?
Christine Saturday 8 March 2014
tom Sunday 9 March 2014
While I respect your right to sensationalize whatever you want to sensationalize, I agree with others who have commented. I hope you see struggle and pain and forlorn hope in these faces. Empathy is a good thing.
Rachael Saturday 8 March 2014
I don’t know what is particularly “crazy” about facial tattoo’s. The fact that these people are being admitted to a treatment facility obviously wouldn’t show them in a positive emotional state, somewhat insensitive.
Steph Saturday 8 March 2014
I don’t get why that image on the bottom left is even there…
Carmel Sunday 9 March 2014
This is terrible. What a low way to perpetuate the stigma around mental health and substance misuse issues. The creator of the blog post should be ashamed (from a treatment service, WTF?!) and LAEM should be too. I counsel individuals who battle this everyday, and the labelling is shocking.
Usually I find the content here pretty good, but this is some A-grade misjudgement here.
Comrade Sunday 9 March 2014
I know one of these guys, Walter. He is an absolutely wonderful human being who has dedicated much of his life to helping animals at sanctuaries and so on. He is also incredibly brave, intelligent and articulate. This is a guy who burned down a meth lab cause the dealer wouldn’t stop selling to his brother. Walter is a good person, I think it is fucked that without knowing any of these people you would mock them. It seems it is you that should be put down, not them. You are the shitty person for mocking people who are in a position where they can’t even defend themselves
law abiding citizen Tuesday 11 March 2014
if people commit crimes why not name and shame they clearly dont deserve any pity for taking drugs and alcohol.they made the choices that got them to that point so only themselves to blame,damn right funny and clearly all americans too and that says it all haha redneck taaaaaaaarrrrrds
Louise Thursday 13 March 2014
Law abiding citizen – What a disgusting human being you are.
Brian Friday 14 March 2014
These people made stupid choices so they only have them selves to blame, next time they may think of the consequences
Sickened Tuesday 18 March 2014
Clicking the mugshot link takes you to a drug recovery website where they are openly laughing at these peoples choices and it adds in the fine print that they may not even be on drugs
“This article is disgusting. Laughing at people’s choices when they have come here to seek help. The fact that you have written “The individuals depicted here were arrested for various crimes that may or may not have involved drugs or alcohol” just shows that you are laughing at the physical appearance of these people and have no real desire to help people overcome their demons.”
TeachingMine Saturday 29 March 2014
I find pictorial spreads like this (and the one showing the drug addicts) useful to show my kids how NOT to live and to learn from others mistakes.
I don’t laugh at them, nor do I feel empathy – they had choices, they did it to themselves and are what they are, and if they can save others from treading the same path, then something positive comes from their choices.
I keep a scrap-book of all cuttings relating to drug deaths, like the mother who lost 3 of her kids to drugs, and things like this and I FORCE my kids to read every word and look long and hard at every photo BEFORE they start going out into the real world. My success rate? 3 out of 3 on great paths, hopefully with the 4th to follow in making something good of themselves and contributing to the world at large.
alexander Friday 4 April 2014
Ironic then that I use examples of people like yourself to teach my kids that labelling or condemning people based on their appearance will leave them in a cold and ugly place.
Digby Friday 4 April 2014
And in the process you’ve taught them to look down on people based on their appearance. Well done Mum!
marky Monday 31 March 2014
These photos are great
They remind us to say NO when we are offered that “harmless bit of…something i forget what the dealer called it and the music was so loud …..”
next thing you know you could look like those photos.
richard Friday 4 April 2014
Come on Eminor you are better than this. Disgusting and abusive article.
Karen M T Tuesday 23 December 2014
I agree with most of the comments, bad & good, but I am not so sanctimonious. I have 3 grown children, who have managed to stay clear of most substances that would ruin their life. I unfortunately did not but I was and still am honest with them so they learnt first hand what dangers these are and the consequences of this lifestyle. I regret some of my life choices but without making those choices, I would not have had 3 beautiful and intelligent children who make me proud every day; be happy with the cards you are dealt, there might be some great ones underneath the duds. And try to. smile every day.
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