DENVER, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- InternetReputation.com is proud to announce a new solution that is helping Alabama residents to fight back.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that over 4 million people called Alabama home in 2011, making this one of the most populous states in the union. It's easy to see why Alabama would be attractive, as the state invests heavily in infrastructure and new companies move into the area on an almost daily basis. There is one drawback to living in the state, however, and that problem can come into sharp relief when people are arrested. An arrest in Alabama can quickly lead to a damning entry on Alabama.Arrests.org, and until now, it was difficult to remove images from this mugshot website.
Open Laws, Open Destruction
Alabama's laws allow almost anyone to obtain arrest information. In the past, many local newspapers ran columns containing the names and addresses of people who are arrested the night before, along with information about each and every arrest. Now, according to news reports, many newspapers in Alabama are moving to a three-time-per-week printing schedule, and they're focusing on digital news instead of on-the-ground reporting. Many reporters have lost their jobs in this reduction process, with some articles suggesting that the cuts could mean a staff reduction of up to 32 percent, if not more.
As newspapers decline in Alabama, websites can slide in to take the place of hard news, providing readers with local information devoid of any relationship reporting. Alabama.Arrests.org can provide mugshots, arrest documentation and addresses for people arrested in the state, but any reporting about who these people are and what they might have done in the past that could lead to a crime has been omitted. There is no reporting here, just sharing, and that could be extremely damaging to reputations. Everyone here looks guilty, even when they're not, and there is no way for users to find the backstory.
Resolving the Issue
A person who is exposed in the public newspaper can write a letter to the editor, visit the news office or otherwise ask for the information to be suppressed or removed. Those who are wrongly accused have a forum in which to fight back. Alabama.Arrests.org provides no such opportunities. In fact, the site doesn't even provide a phone number or mailing address. People who are shown here can feel as though there's nothing they can do about the situation, but InternetReputation.com can help. This reputation management company can immediately remove all information from Alabama.Arrests.org, and the company can also ensure that all links to the photos are broken, so they don't magically reappear in the future. The help is real, and it can begin now. Visit www.internetreputation.com to find out more.