Thursday, August 25, 2005

Tennessee Waltz Mug Shots


















(Click on the image for a larger view)
Early in the morning on May 26, I received an emailed tip from a reader in Memphis:


My husband works at the Commercial Appeal and just called to alert me that John Ford and others have been arrested on racketeering charges. There is supposed to be a news conference soon.
Memphis Republican
Soon afterward, a blogstorm erupted as one elected official after another were carted off by the TBI in handcuffs. While old media put out their reports 24 hours later, bloggers covered the event and reported live as the events unfolded. State Rep. Stacey Campfield even blogged from the scene.

Recently, The Tennessean requested the mug shots via a Freedom of Information Act request. These mug shots have been kept from the public due to privacy concerns. After taking one look at John Ford, you can see why. Smile for the cameras John, your busted!
(linked on basil's blog)