Make Mugshot Sites Illegal

Make Mugshot Sites Illegal

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Mike Benson started this petition to RemoveMyMugshot.org Mike Benson

RemoveMyMugshot.org Mugshot removal is becoming a problem for many young professionals in the digital age. Join our petition to get mugshots removed from the internet.

Most likely you have Googled a person, but we do not think about our search results until they really matter. Taking care of search results for your name is a very simple and smooth process that must be done regularly in order to be most beneficial.

Search results influence our options and shape ideas, in the online age it is significant to know to shape our online character

As a victim of mugshot extortion who had an image published on the now-defunct website TampaCriminals.com. We know firsthand the irritation and humiliation that occurs when a booking photo appears online.

We are the only removal website that does not publish mugshots on the internet.

California has taken a pretty powerful position against mugshot removal websites. The California attorney general Becerra has indicted four men in association with operating Mugshots.com and UnpublishArrests. The charges include money laundering, extortion, and identity theft. The California DA described it as an organization permeated with fraud, with the site owners organizing businesses in the West Indies, registering their domain in Belize and hosting their website in Australia.

The four individuals were extradited to California to face their criminal charges. They also face sustained litigation in Illinois. The case is pending in the Northern District of Illinois.

The California law was ratified in August 2015. Senate Bill 1027 took effect on January 1, 2015 and prohibits sites from distributing arrest photos then charging a fee to take them down. It’s against the law to receive payment to correct or update them as well. There are no limits on access to the arrest reports by news organizations and interested persons. Generally, There are fines for disobeying the California statute but regrettably, it does nothing to individuals that wish to reprint the information on the internet.

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