Champaigneroster@gmail.com if you want to contact me and plead your case to take down information.
Don't get your hopes up.
Here is an important executive summary up front for a few select readers: This blog has never taken money to remove information and I never will. If I choose to remove information FOR FREE because somebody asks me nicely, that's one thing. And if I choose to run paid advertising, that's another thing.
But I have never, never, NEVER taken money to remove information from this blog. So if you're looking for a site to sue in a class action or something like that, you're wasting your time with this one. I have created my "business model," such as it is, specifically to AVOID that controversial issue swirling around "Mug Shot Sites." If somebody offers me money to remove a name, I will turn them down.
Move along. Nothing to see here, folks. Just "journalism by copy and paste."
Now that we've got THAT out of the way, here's more about this blog's main mission:
There is a lot of information which exists on the internet, somewhere, but doesn't get "crawled" by search engines because of the way these websites are set up. Sometimes the info gets "crawled" but then, oddly, new information replaces the old information. You can probably find the old stuff, somewhere, but it requires digging and luck. Who has time? When you want to look up a name, you want to find it RIGHT NOW.
The Champaign County, Illinois, jail roster is a good example...
This (let us call it) "perishable" internet information can be preserved on a blog like this, for the convenience of search engines and therefore the convenience of you, the reader.
This is not a website that posts information and then takes the information down for a fee. No comment is made on sites like that but I DON'T DO THAT.
So don't bother contacting this blog and pleading for information to be taken down because most likely I won't even answer you. For one thing, if you can't get the original source to take down the information (the county jail roster where I swiped it) then some other site will get it eventually.
So why should I take the information down FOR FREE when another site will get the information from the same source (eventually) and try to charge you to take down the info? Your beef is with the original source of the info, not me. Leave me out of it.
No harsh judgments are made about guilt or innocence here, just the simple administrative fact of a jail booking and whatever information--which may or may not be 100.0000 percent accurate, but it's the official record--was associated with that booking.
Do not annoy me by asking if I have "more information." I don't. I copy and paste. I am not an investigator.
My initial focus is Champaign County, Illinois, an open sewage lagoon of crime and social problems.
Here is a fine example: six men charged with DISMEMBERING THE CORPSE OF A WOMAN IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-04-28/6-charged-dismemberment-ashley-gibson-case.html
But I expect my focus to expand, possibly across the country. The blog is called "Temporary Roster Home" (emphasis on "Temporary") because when I reach a certain level of traffic, I would like to write some actual articles. But I do not care to write into a void, or write for a tiny and periodic audience...so for now I'm building a base of traffic. And then, one fine day, I will write articles from atop a fat base of daily traffic. Maybe. Or maybe I'll just keep doing this, because this is fun.
Also, please do not get confused and self-righteous over the fact I run advertisements from services that clean up people's online record. Even though I run these ads, I do not and will not remove information for money. But if people want to pay a skilled computer tech to fluff up search results and push out positive information to balance out the negative, hey, I am happy to run those advertisements.
The information on this blog comes from official online sources, which frequently publish their own strongly-worded disclaimers about how their information may include errors. In addition to directing my readers (more like browsers) to those original disclaimers I will add this is public information and I have a right to publish it. The mug shots were produced by government entities and therefore have no copyright. Documents produced by the state (and counties are political subdivisions of the state) can't be copyrighted. They just can't. And nobody can tell me not to link to something which is openly upon the internet.
Do not send me emails trying to impress upon me the fact a case was dismissed or sealed. None of that means I have to take down information from my blog that I obtained, fair and square, when that info was on a government website. Lawyers, you are particularly guilty of trying to bamboozle that way. THE FACT THE JUDGE SEALED THE RECORD CONFERS NO OBLIGATION UPON ME. Save your fingers the effort of typing me an email that I will ignore.
If you see a mug shot here, you are free to use it. I don't put watermarks on mug shots and then try to claim these photos, produced with public tax dollars, have somehow become a unique and creative and copyrighted document due to the addition of a water mark like SOME websites.
Also, I include links to the original source when available. True, it would be too much work to eliminate all the links, but this provides users a handy link to the original source. If the link is dead...that's not my fault. Links die.
Blessings to all, malice toward none. Information wants to be free so let it be, let it be. And just maybe somewhere in there a creative personality who loves the internet can make a buck...maybe a "champagne lifestyle" (note spelling) is possible.