Since I wrote about the new newspaper in town, Look Who’s Been Busted, I’ve gotten a lot of comments and e-mails from people who think that I publish the newspaper, both positive and negative. (For the record, I don’t publish Busted - a guy in Ocala, Florida named Dan Oakley does.) While I think the idea behind the newspaper is kinda scummy - people who get arrested usually have enough problems without being profiled in a local newspaper - I think it’s entirely legal. That’s what the 1st Amendment is for - it’s protecting this guy’s right to say what he wants, which is as it should be.
That said, this guy’s still a dick. Bear with me here…
I got an e-mail the other day from a woman in Oregon who was arrested for possession. It was a wake-up call for her: she started going to rehab, and started getting her life back together. Then, a distant relative of hers calls her up to tell her that her mugshot is on the cover of one of the Clackamas County, Oregon Busted newspaper. Her children found out, her family knew about it, it was a big mess.
So, this woman e-mails me, complaining about it. I tell her I don’t publish Busted, etc, and give her the newspaper’s e-mail address. She e-mails Busted; the text of her e-mail is below:
Do u have anything to do with publishing peoples mugshots who have been arrested? Not even convicted, but only arrested? If so, read on please…....The sickest part of what u do is that u claim to do it for the welfare of the public, when in fact u do it 2 fatten up ur bank account. You don’t know people on a personal level. You are no better than a rapist or a murderer. If you are even indirectly related to the publication of these magazines, u were sent here by the devil and I hope one day one of your children make a mistake that someone else feels they have the right to profit from and make a mockery of. I am a victim of ur publication - I was arrested for possession, and being arrested saved my life, it saved my family. Know this - in our lifetimes, I guarantee you will hurt, even destroy more people than I ever will. DO NOT respond to my email, u post your email address and ask that people write to you so that’s what I’m doing, but DO NOT write to me. No matter what you have to say, I know what you are, I know for a fact you have evil inside you and I believe that ur time in hell will come for caring about NO ONE but yourself!
And here’s the response from the guy who runs Busted:
From: Busted <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: (Woman) <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: YOU WERE SENT TO EARTH BY THE DEVIL
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 15:06:11 -0400
Thanks for your support! Obviously you have purchased our paper. See you in hell you miserable
hippocrate! Your email made me laugh!
Sent from my iPhone
Wasn’t that response just completely unnecessary? The thing that really sells it to me is the signature, though: “Sent from my iPhone”. How appropriate.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009 - 11:28 AM
are you aware of any lawsuits filed against this person or company
for loss of income if they were fired from their job after appearing in the paper? Anything of that sort, I am researching a potential
lawsuit on behalf of someone close to me who appeared in the paper. They actually were convicted, not like many of these poor people who
had the charges dropped. and it was for Criminal Sexual Activity however they do not print the degree in the publication and people assume it violent or involved children which is not the case. This has hurt him personally, professionally and spiritually and I would like to do what I can to stop this idiot… the fact that he even attempts to say that he is doing this for anything other than profit is crazy.
I want to get the mugshots of a specific person but I dont want to have to go to the police station to do it. Is there a way to do it online?
By scubapro on Dec 01, 2011 - 11:32 PM
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By STC Technologies on Mar 19, 2012 - 12:22 AM