Mugshot Removal: New Report On Mugshot Removal Services
Tampa, Fla – RemoveSlander.com has just issued its annual review of the mugshot industry which serves as an update of the total number of active websites that publish arrest files. This annual audit is done to distinguish the active websites from the ghost sites and then have the inactive sites deleted upon request from consumers. RemoveSlander.com was first to offer mugshot removal services and the Reputation Management firm is also the inventor of the keyword Mugshot Removal Service.
The mugshot posting business has declined in the last 12 months due to the lack of accessible public mugshots that are posted online by Sheriff’s Departments across the country. Ever since it was made clear that law enforcement and State legislators were caught completely off guard by the “Mugshot Loophole” that has resulted in millions mugshots landing in the hands opportunistic For-Profit websites owner who are no cashing in on Public Records, at least 2/3 of the websites are no longer active.
Discovering that a mugshot photo on the first page of your search results can be a very humiliating experience, but it you are a working professional, then it can also cost you valuable financial opportunities. Due to the rapid internet upload of public records in states like Texas and Florida, many working professionals arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) are discovering that a day they would rather forget is now living in infamy in search engines like Google. How did it come to this?
The first source of the Mugshot Problem lies in a little unknown but very powerful law called the Communications Decency Act of 1994. This law passed under the Clinton Administration and gave websites protection from content posted by a third party, thus shielding them from defamation lawsuits. In essence, it means that sites like Google and Yahoo are given immunity from liable lawsuits because they simply provide the platform – and are not the originators of the content. Without the Communications Decency Act, the internet would not exist as we know it today, because the risk of monetary damages would have long since hindered its growth.
The second source of the mugshot problem lies in something called State Transparency Laws. These Transparency Laws are simply defined as state government’s obligation to share information with citizens and make that content easily accessible. The original intent of such laws was designed to hold state officials accountable, but the side effect of Transparency Laws has resulted in sensitive information like divorce decrees, bankruptcies, and booking photos from the local Sheriff’s Office landing on the first page of Google.
Once a mugshot photo has been uploaded to the internet by the arresting Sheriff’s department, it could become very difficult to remove and will remain published as long as the mugshot website is active. The other annoying issue with mugshot websites is the sheer size of their databases inadvertently gives the sites page ranking strength in Google, causing the negative links to land at the very top of search results.
According to a New York Times article mugshot removal services like RemoveSlander.com has had experience removing mugshot photos from the internet, but even they admit that the process often feels like playing whack-a-mole.
“People eager to vanish from mug-shot sites can try a mug-shot removal service, a mini-industry that has sprung up in the last two years and is nearly as opaque as the one it is intended to counter. Motto: (“Bailout of the Internet for good!”).
The CEO of RemoveSlander.com suggest that a great starting point to gather as much information about published mugshots, is to search Google and add the word ‘Mugshot’ to the end of your name. In doing so he says that Google or Yahoo will return results that best match – and give you the opportunity to get all of the mugshot links destroyed at once.The cacophony of outrage has become deafening and intense as mugshot websites victims reach out to the courts in an attempt to have their booking photos removed from Google, only to find a less than sympatric Judicial system. In some cases County Sheriffs have actually applauded the redistribution of mugshot photos taken in their correctional facilities, and have attributed the mugshot websites to their list of crime fighting resources.Such was the case of a Louisiana Sheriff in who has an active policy of posting mugshots photos regardless of the severity of the offense.Kip Judice, captain at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana, told ABC News that arrests and mug shots are public information for the public good, though he would not support “personally or professionally” sites that use profiling to target those who have been arrested.His sheriff’s office has posted mug shots online since 2006.”I think it arms people with more information, which is always a good thing. If that information is taken in a good common sense manner to know your neighbor has done something you may be able to do something to better protect yourself.”Tyronne Jacques author of How To Fight Google and win says that the cure for the mugshot problem is actually very simply once Police department discontinue the practice.At the exact moment the sheriff departments discontinue the practice of posting mugshots on their websites and local newspapers, this problem will go away overnight.”
The Mugshot website epidemic has become a major issue infliction for previously arrested individuals as they now find their old booking photos in Google. To provide some needed relief to the mugshot problem RemoveSlander.com has just announced their Mugshot protection plan called Protective Custody Membership.Until now the biggest complaint amongst Mugshot removal clients has been the constant re-publishing of their mugshots pictures after they’ve paid removal fees. Mugshot websites collect recent arrest information from law enforcement agencies then re-post those same photos on their “for-profit” websites. Some Mugshot websites can charge as much as $399 to remove booking photos from their databases and search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.RemoveSlander.com Protective Custody Membership relieves Mugshot victims from having to pay constant removal fees every time that notice a new Mugshot photo in Google. Clients who opted into the Protective Custody Membership can enjoy the luxury of paying a monthly membership retainer and then watching all of their future mugshots get deleted from the internet.Mugshot Removal ServicesProtective Custody Members only pay one flat rate per month which covers an unlimited amount of mugshot removals within the subscribed month. No matter if they appear on 1 mugshot site or 10, the Protective Custody Membership will cover the removals guaranteed.A few Program Features include• One flat rate to remove all additional mugshot photos posted during the subscribed month.• Monthly consultation to discuss the removal action plan for any newly discovered mugshot websites.• No long term commitment – this membership is on a month to month basis.• Your introductory membership rate is locked in and protected from any future membership rate increases.• Expensive mugshot websites like MugshotsWorld.com, Bustedmugshots.com, and Just Mugshots.com are also covered under the Protective Custody Membership plan.CEO of RemoveSlander.com and the author of How to fight Google and win says he created the Protective Custody Membership because it broke his heart when previous clients discovered new mugshot photos in Google.“No one can stop the mugshot websites from copying mugshots photos from Police Departments, but we can stop the constant purchases of mugshot removal services. Our Protective Custody Membership was designed to answer the question “what if my mugshot appears on another website.” Our members pay one monthly membership fee and then we continue to work for them fulltime, a complete win win.”
If you or someone you know is having issues with mugshot photos on the first page of Google then RemoveSlander.com could provide a great deal of support and service to bring an end to the online humiliation. Simply visit RemoveSlander.com