Why do people responsible for evil acts look so evil?

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  • Premier Icon benji
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    If that was truely the case being a policeman would be a doddle.

    Charlie Chaplin big silent movie star, Adolf Hitler disturber of the peace, both looked similar.

    z1ppy
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    Not saying they don’t but maybe when the photographers take 1300 digi snaps of ppl, especially when getting in their way with a camera pushed into their face & others maybe heckling them, maybe one or two have a facial expression we’d all prefer not published.

    allthepies
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    Because the meeja select the pics which are closest to portraying the subject with whatever label/angle they’re trying to push.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    If you were the pictures editor choosing photos for a story about people who’d done something evil, you wouldn’t pick the one of them looking lovely, smiling and cuddling a kitten, would you?

    Edit: pies beat me to it.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Its not just evil. Stupidity always looks the same too. Every single scrote that appears in the Manchester Evening News, for whatever scrotish behavior they’ve been collared for, looks indistinguishable from the next one. a whole sub-species of vacant, moronic clones

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Because the meeja select the pics which are closest to portraying the subject with whatever label/angle they’re trying to push.

    +1

    a whole sub-species of vacant, moronic clones

    Same goes for most Tories 😉

    TuckerUK
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    Bought to the fore by the photos of the mother and stepfather of poor Daniel, why is it so many nasty people actually look bloody nasty?

    Is it because everyone looks evil in a mugshot?

    Is it because evil looking people turn to a life of evil?

    Is it because doing evil makes one look evil?

    Is it because, often, those responsible for the most disgusting behavior come from the poorest social backgrounds, where people don’t look as pleasant due to diet/lifestyle choices/etc?

    And lets’ me clear, I’m not talking about whether someone is ‘attractive’ or not, that’s purely subjective, I’m talking about those people you wouldn’t let babysit your kids based on looks alone.

    breatheeasy
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    Look at most passport photos, let along the mugshots taken at the local cop shop. Combined that with the brain knowing they are crims and almost anyone would look dodgy.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    You mean this one?

    Can’t see it myself. If I didn’t know I’d say they looked pretty normal.

    (Which is more scary really)

    TuckerUK
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    Maybe it’s because I’m Bipolar, so (as with with most Bipolar people) I’ve spent a life ignoring the obvious and looking deep into people eyes to see the real person?

    If that was truely the case being a policeman would be a doddle.

    Funny you say that, what with Bipolar people having certain skills that regular people generally don’t (e.g. more sensitive hearing, better sense of smell, more observant, etc) I’ve often wondered whether various employers could benefit from recruiting people with certain mental illnesses.

    Here’s some more beauties:Crime Watch Most Wanted

    jekkyl
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    I see what you mean. This is one nasty fecker from the 70s/80s, he used to hang about with a right bunch of weirdos and he used to sleep in the same bed with 2 other males, all wearing pyjamas and another blond guy used to come in and ‘read them a story’

    scuzz
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    Maybe it’s because I’m Bipolar

    Why aren’t you out preventing crimes?!

    bigyinn
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    Im an ugly bastard and I am evil, so yes, it makes the detectives easier to find me when I kill again.

    bigyinn
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    TuckerUK – Member

    Maybe it’s because I’m Bipolar
    That I love London Town? :mrgreen:

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    allthepies – Member

    Because the meeja select the pics which are closest to portraying the subject with whatever label/angle they’re trying to push.

    Aye. Everyone’s seen this picture a million times:

    But not so much this one

    or this one

    Trimix
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    Image is everything, but context can add so much.

    So basically you can manipulate it all.

    lemonysam
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    Confirmation bias and media coverage which plays into it.

    Old chap off down the pub

    businessman enjoying hi meeting

    Mum relaxing on the sofa

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Oh, and further to my last… When I found that picture of Hyndley graduating, the story was all about how evil and manipulative she is for trying to educate herself and appear normal. So even with the nice pic they had to put a twist on it.

    samuri
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    Hindley in nice mode is the absolute double of one of my wife’s friends. I think I’ll avoid telling her this though.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Wait til you’re drunk.

    justatheory
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    He looks quite a nice chap in this picutre

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It’s weird that, bin laden photos are usually pretty normal looking. I suppose he had more control over what photos were available, quite media savvy…

    But then, a paranoid person might suggest that some folks would be quite happy for an islamic terrorist to look like a normal everyday person, so you can be afraid of all the other normal everyday middle eastern dudes.

    Premier Icon irc
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    I’d go for the fact that people aren’t at their best when mugshots are taken – drunk, drugged, stressed, disheveled, hungover, etc and the lighting isn’t chosen for it’s flattering properties. They aren’t smiling for the camera.

    Kevevs
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    picturz. thgiz threAD NEEDZ MORE PICTURE.S.

    cheekyboy
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    Oh, and further to my last… When I found that picture of Hyndley graduating, the story was all about how evil and manipulative she is for trying to educate herself and appear normal. So even with the nice pic they had to put a twist on it.

    Is there such a thing as a nice picture of Hindley ?

    CountZero
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    why is it so many nasty people actually look bloody nasty?

    You’d nod and say hello to this bloke if you passed him on the way to work, if you saw him in the supermarket, or filling station. He might even be a neighbour, someone you might go for a beer or two with.
    Good, upstanding citizen…

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    chewkw
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    There is no way to know unfortunately but then we it is made worst by the fact that we sometime do not trust our gut instincts … because it’s not scientific. 🙄

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    It’s a form of projection as well, you know what they’ve done so you associate the crime with the visual image due to the subconscious joining

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    cheekyboy – Member

    Is there such a thing as a nice picture of Hindley ?

    Well, I posted 2 up the page, so apparently yes.

    Premier Icon benji
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    Maybe it’s because I’m Bipolar, so (as with with most Bipolar people) I’ve spent a life ignoring the obvious and looking deep into people eyes to see the real person?

    Sounds more like you should be an optician.

    Sorry but I don’t really buy into the look into peoples eyes to see the real person inside.

    finbar
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    Evil don’t look like anything

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq5drkKBz3k[/video]

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