Sometimes, in court, I like to play "What's (s)he here for?"
You know, sometimes it's funny because it's obvious: You see a humongous body-builder guy, acne scars and all, and you think to yourself, "Steroids." And you feel a little rewarded when they call his case and, sure enough, you've guessed right.
Pretty little white girls are usually shoplifters. Skateboarding and graffiti punks are two often confused groups. And, in fact, the two sometimes go together, which can lead to even greater confusion.
You can be thrown off by the middle-aged white couple waiting in the courtroom... did one glass of wine too many lead to a DWI? No, no, that's their punk son charged with marijuana possession.
Sometimes, you've got to think ahead to the collateral crimes. You see a guy all pimped out - fur coat, fur hat, crocodile shoes, cane, the whole nine yards... and you think "too easy, pimping."
But no, the prosecutor reads the charges, "Defendant assaulted the victim, slapping her across the face while saying 'Where my money, ho?'"
Sometimes when you hear hoofbeats, you've got to think zebras.
If you've followed this at all, you're going to appreciate my new find: Guess My Crime!
Everyone looks pretty homogeneous so these "mugshots" are either coming from some totally white neighborhood. I've also considered the possibility that the blogger just took pictures of his friend and co-workers and made up the crimes. But that won't stop me from playing. I just wish they were a little more "colorful," and I don't mean just racially.