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Old 09-03-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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ST. PETERSBURG — As the man rushed past the Mariner Car Wash, an employee couldn't help but notice his distinctive forearm tattoo: "Most Wanted."

When police investigating a bank robbery came around a few days later, the worker mentioned the man, confirming DNA evidence police had that tied a man with just such a tattoo to the crime.

Tattoos as evidence: How the ink on their skin got people arrested for murder, rape, burglary - Tampa Bay Times
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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John1960, I might suggest you add this to one of those links - dumbest criminals or something of the sort -- one can only shake their head with this article. Thanks.

Let's keep those tattoo artists in business! Perhaps, however, when a person is sitting down with a new client, they might want to ask that client: is there anything we should NOT write on your body?
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:37 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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That is great. Much easier than "I think he was 6 feet because he's taller than me." Nice of the criminals to help to help the justice system out like that.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Here in Canada, it is a normal part of the "identification process " to take digital photos of all arrested parties, and enter them in our national criminal data base, called CPIC. It is a seperate field within the CPIC data base.

We also have a "nickname " database, and a " known associates " file, that can be accessed by ANY Canadian Police officer, anywhere in the country.

Tats are a great way of identifying a person.

Jim B

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Tattoos are largely permanent for most and makes an easy identifying marker for getting suspects. Just twice early this year i was stopped in the street by police, And the only thing they wanted to see was my arm tattoos. I have none! But someone similar to me did, And was a suspect for a crime.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Interesting, I did not think of the other benefits of having tattoos -- someone looking like someone else and the lack of a tattoo can completely exonerate someone from being a suspect and/or actually being charged.

Good thing especially since everybody says everybody has a twin somewhere!
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