Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hot criminals

Casey Hicks was arrested in June, 2000 for selling 49 ecstasy tablets to an undercover cop in New York. In January 2001, she copped a reduced felony plea for the $400 drug deal.

Since then, she has inspired many internet surfers to behave very badly. Not in the sense of inspiring them to follow in her criminal footsteps, but of using her mugshot "for masturbatory purposes."

That's why she threatened to sue thesmokinggun.com for having posted it on their site, as part of a "Foxy Felons" collection.

Her attorney Terry Bork contends that thesmokinggun’s publication of Hicks’s photo and details of her rap sheet somehow invades the beautiful young felon’s privacy and holds her up to ridicule.

The posting of his client’s picture, Bork claims, has led Hicks to become fearful for her safety, since she has become a topic of discussion of unnamed “numerous blogs.” Making matters worse, he adds, the posting of Hicks’s photo “has invited members of the public” to use her mug shot for masturbatory purposes.

So, to do your part in making sure The Smoking Gun doesn’t get sued, whatever you do, please follow my example and DO NOT MASTURBATE TO CASEY HICKS’ MUGSHOT.