We all know the old saying about how a picture is worth a thousand words.
But the juxtaposition of photos, and the back story related to them, can speak in even greater volumes.
An example: Compare this image of Jason Mesaros having fun at the beach to his booking photo below — and then process it through our account of a brutal marijuana robbery that led to his fatal police shooting.
Each of the twenty pics in our gallery of February's most memorable mug shots offer similar opportunities. Check them out below and then click on the headlines or captions to get the rest of the story.
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Continue to see more of February's most memorable mug shots.
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