DENVER, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The popular website Tennessee.Arrests.org provides instant access to photos and arrest information stemming from law enforcement action within the state. The site is automated, pulling information from public sites and slapping up that information without editing it or amending it, and this automation has made it difficult for the targets of the site to fight back when they see their images appear after their arrests.
InternetReputation.com is proud to announce a new program that can help people in Tennessee to fight back.
The Role of Mugshots in Law Enforcement
Each time a person is charged with a crime, law enforcement agents take photographs of that person and write down a series of detailed statistics about that person, including height, weight, age and last known address. This information can be key to finding a person, should law enforcement agents need to contact that person again for any reason. Information like this played a key role in the summer of 2012, for example, when a Tennessee mother lost her life and her alleged killer kidnapped her children. The manhunt that ensued relied heavily on mugshots, physical descriptions and details of the man's previous addresses, all of which were relayed on multiple media outlets, including CNN and ABC.
Mugshots are considered public documents in Tennessee, which allows media outlets and law enforcement agents to quickly access images and share them with those who might be able to help. The Tennessee Public Records Act is the law that Tennessee.Arrests.org utilizes to stay in business, but the results could be catastrophic for reputations.
Help or Harm?
While it's true that Tennessee.Arrests.org contains pictures of at least a few people who might be considered dangerous, and if those people got out of police custody, it's possible the site might help people find these dangerous fugitives and bring them to justice. However, it's much more likely that Tennessee.Arrests.org exists merely to entertain, not to help catch criminals. It's the only way to explain baffling parts of the site, including the ability for users to apply tags such as "wino" or "grills" to photographs. There's nothing about insulting people that helps to solve crimes, but interactivity like this might make the sight more interesting and bring the developer more money. Attacking people who can't fight back might seem amusing, and this might lead people to return to the site on a repeated basis.
InternetReputation.com can stop this cycle. The company can remove mugshots and arrest information seconds after a request is placed, and the company can perform deep programming to ensure that the photos don't appear on subsequent searches of the site. A simple online form is all that's needed to get the process started. Visit www.internetreputation.com to find out more.
Media Contact: Gary Bloom, InternetReputation.com, 1-800-758-9012, firstname.lastname@example.org
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