Monthly Archives: March 2016

Florida: America’s Mugshot Extortion Capital

One thing that inefficient lawmakers and those behind the mugshot racket have in common is that many of them live quite comfortably in the state of Florida. Take a quick a glance at this page of online petitions and you will get … Continue reading

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How the Press Sensationalizes a “Secret Arrest” Theory

Instead of just admitting that shaming their local communities with online mugshot galleries is an incredibly profitable endeavor that they can’t afford to lose, the journalism community has come up with a “secret arrest” theory to try to stop recent … Continue reading

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Mugshot Websites: Modernizing Extortion for the Information Age?

As lawmakers across the U.S.A. look for the solution that will put an end to the online mugshot extortion racket, many proposals are being blocked by journalists as a first amendment impasse. A recently postponed bill in Virginia that proposes to update the … Continue reading

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A Step in the Right Direction: NJ bill banning mug shot release prior to conviction

Apparently, The New Jersey State Assembly has really put a damper on the celebrated release of the state’s “Best mug shots of 2013” by voting 69-11 in favor of A3906. Woe is NJ.com and every other NJ newspaper editorial board.  Making the assumption that lawmakers … Continue reading

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Florida SB 298 & HB 265

Thanks to this fantastic New York Times article Google search results have kicked mugshot extortion websites to the curb. MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal also sent the right message to consumers by shutting the door on these shady“businesses.” It’s now overdue … Continue reading

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SB 1289 Texas Has Gone Into Effect

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Bordeos2000 A new law in Texas “relating to certain business entities engaged in the publication of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty” went … Continue reading

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The Resurgence of Public Shaming and the Perils of Publicity

Public humiliation as a means of punishment is alive and well in American courtrooms. Whether or not the scarlet letter approach of sentencing people to create “buzz” about their own indiscretions is what we need as a society makes for an interesting … Continue reading

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FACT: Mugshot Extortion Websites Are Scams

But you don’t have take our word for it. Read about what the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center has to say. Then go file YOUR complaint. WEBSITES POSTING MUG SHOTS AND EXTORTION (IC3 Scam Alert June 19, 2013) The IC3 has … Continue reading

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Mugshot Tabloid Publishing Awards

To help BUILD THE HYPE for the upcoming Mugshot Tabloid Hall of Shame Page, I am excited to announce our nomination for the 2013 Mugshot Tabloid Publisher of the Year Award! It is my pleasure to present ….drumroll… David Bryant, 31, of Spartanburg, … Continue reading

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Journalistic Commercial Mugshot Publishing III: Journalists Lobbying on Behalf of the Mugshot Racket?

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Bordeos2000 Journalists across the country are really stepping up to bat for the mug shot extortion industry by lobbying against legislation aimed to stop it. In order to fully understand the imprudence behind why they are doing … Continue reading

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