DENVER, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new advanced mugshot removal technique from InternetReputation.com is helping people posted on Tennessee Arrests instantly remove their mugshot records.
Being arrested within the state of Tennessee means submitting to a mugshot photography session and filling out reams of paperwork about the crime. The experience can be humiliating, and that humiliation can last for months or even years, due to the work of Tennessee.arrests.org. In the past, it was difficult to remove photographs and other identifying information from this website, but InternetReputation.com is proud to announce a new solution that might provide vital help.
Tennessee.arrests.org uses perfectly legal techniques in order to stay in business. In Tennessee, arrest records are considered part of the public domain, meaning that the information is made available for almost everyone to see and utilize. In 2009 alone, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, 305,259 people were arrested within the state, giving Tennessee.arrests.org plenty of data with which to populate the site.
The site provides a staggering amount of information, above and beyond the standard mugshot. The person's address is also provided, as well as the crimes the person is accused of and the amount of bail set for those crimes. In short, only one bit of information isn't provided: Proof of guilt or innocence. It's likely that many people who appear on this site were later exonerated for their offenses, but those notes don't appear anywhere on the site.
Mugshot sites like this have sprung up all over the country, and the developers often claim that they're providing a valuable service that could help community members to solve crimes and bring grieving families justice. To justify their work in Tennessee, developers might point to people like Rodney and Cora Riley, a Nashville couple that's been searching for information on the death of their son for more than 2 years. Developers of mugshot sites often claim that as long as the wheels of justice allow crimes to go unsolved, their help is needed in pointing out the names and addresses of people who do wrong.
Mugshot sites also provide people with a source of entertainment. Tennessee.arrests.org encourages viewers to "tag" photos with labels such as "handicap" or "wino" or "WTF." Obviously, there are no crime-fighting attributes associated with these tags. Instead, providing a tagging service like this allows viewers to participate in a bit of schadenfreude. This German word means, in essence, feeling a tiny bit of glee when something goes wrong for someone else. According to research quoted in Scientific American, this emotion registers in the pleasure centers of the brain, lighting up portions of the brain that are active when a person eats a good meal, and the emotion is likely hard-wired as a result of human evolution. Seeing others fail allows us to profit, and we feel good about that. It's not really something we can control.
Schadenfreude might be inescapable, but websites certainly don't need to profit from the misery of others and encourage people to nurture their base instincts. That's why InternetReputation.com has developed a series of proprietary solutions that can remove mugshots and their associated content from sites like Tennessee.arrests.org. When the photos have been removed, InternetReputation.com can develop a firewall of positive information that could protect the person from future reputation attacks. Visit InternetReputation.com for more information, including a price quote.
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