Comments on Drug Dealer’s Mugshot Are So Brutal Police Threaten to Prosecute Social Media Users
Police in the British county of Gwent warned internet commenters that they could be prosecuted for mocking a wanted drug dealer’s receding hairline, seen in a viral mugshot widely disseminated on social media this month.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, Gwent Police appealed to the public for help tracking down Jermaine Taylor, 21, wanted for breaching his license conditions.
But Taylor’s mugshot, which showed off his substantial forehead and the sparse tendrils of hair adorning his scalp, didn’t have its intended effects on social media users.
Commenters ruthlessly mocked the convicted drug pusher, with some tweeting, “His forehead is