No money is solicited, and none should be offered, to remove information from this blog.
Champaigneroster@gmail.com if you want to contact me and plead your case. I will thoughtfully consider everything you write. Heck, sometimes people are incarcerated by mistake.
Some do's and don'ts if you contact me:
DO NOT threaten me with your attorney or a lawsuit. You even open up your nasty yap and say words like that and we're done. Even the word "attorney" is a veiled threat. If you actually have an attorney then...
1. Pay your attorney a big, fat, non-refundable retainer.
2. Have your attorney get in touch with me.
If you can't do that, well, send me an email but I don't even want to read that word "attorney," no more than I want somebody looking at me and patting their waistband like they're packing heat.
IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY AN ATTORNEY, your email better look like an attorney's email. I better not get something full of laughably bad grammar claiming you are an attorney and the email comes from "hotkitty96@free4dummies." I will know right off the bat that's either somebody faking like they're an attorney, or a really bad attorney. Either way, I'll ignore it.
IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY A REAL LAWYER, not just playing a lawyer on the internet, then I have no objections to you asking me nicely to remove information, attaching images of your client's ex's sponge mints, and pleading somebody's case as their intelligent, passionate advocate...
BUT DO NOT THREATEN ME WITH A LAWSUIT WITHOUT A FIRM LEGAL BASIS. There better be some kind of weird-ass, brand new state statute that I didn't know about, which (incredibly) mandates information removal by me, and flies in the face of the First Amendment, shockingly, before you even talk to me about litigation. And you better NOT be misquoting and misapplying that statute like it actually includes the media (my blog) instead of merely the keepers of official court records...trying to pull that rookie trick for the dozenth time, like I never saw THAT one, before.
If a lawyer threatens me without a firm, airtight legal basis, I will file an anonymous complaint to your local bar association. And, yes, probably my complaint will go nowhere, BUT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO FIND OUT?
I am truly sorry I have to go this route, (truly!) (projecting empathy, with puppy eyes!) but your fellow "brothers of the bar" wore out their tenous welcome half a decade ago, threatening me two sentences after "Hello" and for what? Because I publish public information, God bless America? And you threaten me with a lawsuit on behalf of who? Some sleazebag sex offender kiddie molester?
Did that sleazebag PAY YOU? Geez, get paid for all your trouble before you screw with somebody else on behalf of a low-life with empty pockets. You know what they say, "Don't do any pro bono on purpose, because you'll do enough of it by accident."
OK, lawyers, we're done for now (eye roll)...so moving on to other "do's and don'ts" as follows:
DO NOT THREATEN SUICIDE. If anybody can just threaten to kill themselves and I have to respond to that tactic, well, then anybody can force removal of names with a couple sentences. I may as well throw up my hands and quit. If you threaten or hint at self-harm, I will send an email for a welfare check to your local authorities if I can determine your location. DON'T DO IT. If you feel bad, get some help and most of all, get right with Almighty God.
DO NOT say you're being "stalked" because of information I published. Do not say you could be POTENTIALLY stalked (maybe stalked, kinda stalked, you're throwing out that word "stalked" for its magic power) because of something I published off a PUBLIC RECORD.
That's just like the suicide threat and, furthermore, anybody can pay money and pull up background info if they are going to stalk somebody. You think my little blog is to blame for you being stalked? You think my blog is the only source of information about where you live? We're not going to have this argument. (Talk to the panda)
Photo author attribution: By J. Patrick Fischer - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9010137
DO NOT send me an email full of bad grammar and spelling. That is so annoying. That is my pet peeve. We will get off on a bad foot from the very start. I will most likely decide you deserve your fate.
DO NOT use your feminine wiles and offer to "have coffee" with me. I'm not so desperate that I use a blog of jail rosters to get dates. That is soooo skanky. You think I want to "have coffee" with that? Let alone come out from anonymity? I think not.
Geez, YOU JUST GOT OUT OF JAIL. Your purse, your clothes, your party-all-night high heels were in a dirty evidence locker. You can't even legally donate your blood plasma for a while because of your incarceration but you want to use FLIRTATION as a tactic? (Eye roll)
THIS SHOULD GO WITHOUT SAYING BUT DO NOT threaten me. Do not tell me to meet you at such-and-such a place in downtown Champaign and "come find out the truth about Roland, bitch ass" or words to that effect.
Generally, when I receive a threat I seethe a little, then I start posting jail roster information until late into the night as catharsis, as therapy. You threaten me, even a little, and 10,000 people you don't know will pay for your transgression.
Do you know why I publish the San Joaquin jail roster? For the past 5 years? Because somebody in San Joaquin used a counterfeit of my credit card. NOW EVERYBODY IN THE SAN JOAQUIN JAIL PAYS THE PRICE.
(Nope, it's not revenge. Revenge belongs to God. "Revenge is mine, sayeth the Lord." So it's not revenge, it's just God pointing me to places that need my attention)
REMEMBER there's nothing stopping me from taking the original information I published and making it more prominent, even finding more information to make a more interesting article. I've heard it said "an armed society is a polite society" so guess what? I'm armed with information plus an ability to publish to the entire known human universe, and you're somebody begging for me to remove your pathetic little piece of personal info about that stupid s*** you did.
So you better learn now to be POLITE instead of THREATENING, since you probably didn't learn before you got arrested and that's part of your damned problem. Figure out the power relationship here, FAST, and "come to me proper."
HOWEVER, I DO NOT MAKE A HABIT OF "MAKING INFO MORE PROMINENT" after somebody, extending some trust, contacts me. In fact, I've never actually done that even one time. I feel like people on opposite sides of any issue need to keep communication lines open (puh-puh-parlay?) and most of the time they should not get upset about mere words going back and forth. So don't be AFRAID to contact me, just don't "step to me."
I know when I've been threatened, so don't threaten me and then PRETEND like you didn't.
YOU WANT TO TELL ME YOU WERE FALSELY ACCUSED? Attach "smoking gun proof" in the form of documents. I don't believe the fantastic fairy tale you're spinning and you're just pissing me off.
No, you DID it. You diddled a child, you pervert. You stole somebody's s***. You possessed hard drugs, AND a gun, AND you resisted an officer by throwing urine and/or feces. You did EXACTLY what you were convicted of, or merely accused of last week, you f***ing liar, so save your breath unless you have some kind of nolle prosequi signed in blood.
YOU WANT TO TELL ME HOW SOBER YOU ARE NOW? How much you've been working on "your issues?" That's great. No, really, I'm not being sarcastic. Keep working on your addiction, keep going to AA meetings, or NA meetings, or whatever kind of "A" meetings...
But how about before you even start asking me to remove A PIECE OF TRUTH ABOUT WHAT YOU DID IN THE PAST, you "accept the things you cannot change"? (Link to Serenity prayer video)
SO MAYBE JUST ACCEPT THAT YOU CAN'T MAKE AMENDS WITH ME?
A point not just about that last point, but an over-arching mega-meta point, as follows:
We're all on a spiritual journey, here. Consider the possibility it's actually GOOD for this information to be on the internet. Think of 5 reasons why it's good!!!!!!!!! Then figure out if you even want to ask me to remove it, since you've found 5 reasons why it's so good I published it.
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:
WHY I DO THIS TEDIOUS UNPAID CRAP
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 might 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.
Also, I've discovered that when I feed an image into the Google search engine, by publishing that image, it stays in Google. Sometimes...by a process I do not understand (little spirits inside my computer) a picture I published JUST DISAPPEARS from my original post after I publish it...this happens often with Jackson County, Mississippi. But once I've fed that image into Google, it stays in Google "image search" even if that image is no longer on my blog.
So. I feed Google. I feed Google, like, feeding the ocean a bloody mountain of chum. Somebody who isn't me is turning a hefty profit off my thankless work of mining this information.
The Champaign County, Illinois, jail roster is a good example of why I do this...
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.
IT'S NOT PERSONAL
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 percent accurate, but it's the official record--was associated with that booking.
AFTER you email me and threaten me, THAT'S when I make harsh judgments about guilt.
Heck, some people are PROUD of their arrest record. If you were in a protest and got arrested, well, think of stuff posted about your arrest as a permanent tattoo on the internet. One day you will talk about how "back in the day" (before the mortgage, before you sold out and got a straight job WORKING FOR THE MAN, BEING A TOOL FOR THE HIERARCHY) you were out there in the streets fighting for...well, whatever it was you were fighting for...a free television in a cardboard box that smells like smoke from a plastic fire? The inalienable right to commit arson? Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for selfies in front of a smashed police car?
But whatever. I'll listen. Make your case for removal. I remove names all the time and don't charge a dime. That story about how the child put the stuff from the store in mommy's purse while sitting in the shopping cart? And it was later proven with security camera footage? And your husband is overseas fighting terrorists? I totally bought all of that. You had me at "I was shopping at Winn-Dixie with my three-year-old..."
I'M NOT YOUR PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
Do not annoy me by asking if I have "more information." I don't. I copy and paste. I am not an investigator. Also not a role model, but that's besides the point. I've dealt with criminal justice stuff in my background that comes up at inconvenient times...generally without being a little b*** about it.
THE ARMPIT OF ILLINOIS, WHICH IS THE ARMPIT OF AMERICA
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...in a tedious way.
Like lawn work.
I WILL RUN ADS IF I WANT, TAKE A HIKE
Also, please do not get confused and all 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.
I DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR EX'S SPONGE MINT
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.
THINK OF ME AS THE NEW YORK TIMES, ONLY HIDING IN A BASEMENT IN CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Think about it: if the local paper published an article about somebody being arrested, do you expect the local paper to remove that article if the arrest is ever deferred, expunged, or pardoned? No, you don't. You don't tell the local newspaper to remove stuff off their website. So treat me the same way and stop asking for dumb crap you don't deserve and will not get.
PLEASE RIP OFF MY INFO
If you see a mug shot here, you are free to use it. Please use it, so I can have more of an impact.
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.
LINKS, LIKE YOUR GOLDFISH, DIE
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. The world is cruel and terrible that way.
THIS IS WHAT TRANSPARENCY LOOKS LIKE
HOW ABOUT TRY NOT LYING FOR ONCE?
Plus lying on employment applications is, in general, very bad. If information can be found easily and openly, the playing field is leveled for all...not just those who can hide their foibles and (alleged) indiscretions because of the inefficiency and incompleteness of available information.
FOR THE GREATER GOOD (AND TO VENT MY SPLEEN)
And a year of living in quiet fear comes non-dramatically to an end. I am the agent of that positive catharsis, that "living your truth."
Blessings to all, malice toward none. Information wants to be free so let it be, let it be.
(CHAMPAGNE CORK POPPING SOUND EFFECT)
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.