Report: #981256

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  • Submitted: Wed, December 12, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, December 28, 2012
  • Reported By: Notgoingtoacceptthisbs — Dallas Texas United States of America

    United States of America

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Bloggy - (United States of America)

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Exceeds authorized access, and obtains information from a protected computer (18 USC 1030).

Transfers (screen scraping), possesses and uses (website), a means of identification (mugshots), (18 USC 1028A).

Converts public records to his use (18 USC 641).

National Information Infrastructure Protection Act : Transmits advantages to foreign nations.

Criminally infringes name and likeness copyrights for the purpose of commercial advantage (website) and private financial gain (18 USC 2319 and 17 USC 506). Governmental Prima Facie Evidence of name and likeness copyright: State Certified Birth Certificate, State Drivers License, US Passport and other government documents and records created to identify and validate name and likeness.

Holds to involuntary servitude by electronic means (18 USC 1584).

Stalks, harasses, intimidates and causes substantial emotional distress (18 USC 2261A).

Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act :  Intentionally obtains and  transmits  to another person information with the intent to defraud (unpublish/repair reputation).

Transmits communication interstate with the intent to injure reputation to extort (unpublish/repair reputation), (18 USC 875).

As consideration for not informing demands money (unpublish/repair reputation), (18 USC 873).

Interstate collection of an unlawful debt (unpublish/repair reputation), (18 USC 1962).

A person(s) who receives, possesses, conceals, or disposes of any blackmail (unpublish/repair reputation) money (18 USC 880).

Search engines, hosting , reputation repair and consumer complaint companies aids and abets (18 USC 2), conceals felony (18 USC 4).
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AUTHOR: BartonJames - (United States of America)

Google is not above reproach here. Over 700,000 hits on my otherwise stellar 20+ year career, and good name "Barton James Christner"? For years I was proud to boast, countless thousands of online pages, representing nearly 800 projects, several hundred articles published, dozens of achievement awards, speaking, teaching and training engagements, and countless mention on websites of two decades good deeds, youth work, service to community and non-profits... yet how do the mugshot sites ALWAYS appear on a Google search page one? I am innocent, proven innocent, filed as "NO INFO" meaning "SHE LIED". I have video. I have absolute 911 call/transcript. I have a woman whom maliciously was found to have perjured herself on several instances. I am Innocent. Proven. Yet would you hire an innocent teacher having to explain a MUGSHOT on Google's first page searching their name? I WOULDN'T EITHER. Sites like MUGSHOTS.COM and others are RUINING LIVES, DESTROYING CAREERS, preventing children from getting their financial support, it's bankrupting innocent as well as those who "paid their debt to society"... and it's NOT a public service if anyone can pay $400 to take down supposedly public domain, "free" pictures. Isn't my likeness my "right of publicity" and my intellectual property? Not to mention the defamation and slander among family, colleagues politically aligned, caused by many, many simultaneous  third party sites re-posting one moment in time?

What HR employee, if they Googled a job candidate's name and immediately saw a MUGSHOT online, would NOT take that person's resume and TOSS IT IN THE TRASH, even if they were arrested, yet found completely INNOCENT? This would happen BEFORE any exonerating background, criminal, or credit check needed .... what hiring manager would risk their own job, desiring to explain away "that new hire with an online MUGSHOT"? Look at Mike Haywood, Pitt University's nine day coach! It took me over five years to earn an advanced terminal MFA degree, costing tens of thousands in student loans. With mugshot websites on Google's page one, I'll likely never get to use that advanced degree in an academic institution ever again. And the law says I MUST pay child support ... but without the job... my children go without!!!

See Toledo based class action lawsuit in progress. THESE MUGSHOT WEBSITES MUST BE STOPPED!!!!! and others now perpetuate demanding $400 per site for removal of mugshots they picked up for free, this is online extortion, liable, slander and defamation, ruining lives, careers, children's support for both the innocently accused and those already having "paid their debt" to society.

Barton James Christner
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MUGSHOT industry DESTROYS lives

AUTHOR: BartonJames - (United States of America)

Google just as guilty as sleazy mugshots. Falsely accused, file no-info, I WAS an upstanding member of the community - a teacher. Would you hire an INNOCENT teacher if their mugshot readily appeared on page one of Google out of 700,000 hits?

Google is guilty too. HOW IS THIS? prevents re-hiring.May 10, 2011. Restaurant security video captured an inebriated, disorderly Pam ela K. Geldart smashing a laptop and DSLR cameras (worth thousands) then punching Barton Christner three times to the left side of his head while he sat calmly on a bench.  Deputy Roberts refused to arrest Ms. Geldart for striking Mr. Christner, but did charge Ms. Geldart with Criminal Mischief (Putnam County Case#:11-3499). Two days later, on May 12, 2011 Ms. Geldart drunk, retaliated
by dialing 911, first lying to the dispatcher, "a couple nights ago he charged me. he says I hit him, when really he hits me" stating on the 911 call she had "no injury", was "not in a fight", and sold her lie further, stating "I want an officer here to see I'm 94 pounds, he's 220

I couldn't possibly hit him. he hits me" and when asked by the dispatcher, why there was an argument, she slurred, "quite frankly I cannot recollect". She further exaggerated her lies to the dispatcher, stating windows were broken, her car was keyed, she was thrown, pushed, hit, and "had filed 5-6 previous charges" against Mr. Christner.

Arriving officers refused to give her a breathalyzer despite Mr. Christner's request. Officers found NONE of her false allegations to be true, yet cited "zero tolerance" Domestic Battery laws, and arrested Mr.Christner simply in their words, "because she called 911" (Volusia Court Case: 110-821MMAES). Six weeks later, State's Attorney Diaz finally scheduled his first review of Ms. Geldart's 911 transcripts, the restaurant video, and immediately assigned "NO INFO" and DISMISSED EVERYTHING. Within those 6 weeks, awaiting the system to review the case, Mr. Christner had wrongfully spent 24 hours in jail, had received a
30 days "no contact" order on his public record, spent $5000 in defense fees, was required due this type of charge to undertake weekly drug testing on-site at a county detention center, meet for humiliating weekly "check-ins" with a probation officer, discovered dozens "mugshot industry" websites can post any false arrest 3am mugshot and each LEGALLY can extort $400 per site to remove the photo? A once stellar career, previous Partner in an international firm, and terminally degreed Digital Media and Photography, Professor Christner's last day of employment as Professor at Daytona State, not coincidentally was May
13th, 2011. It was later learned, her prior husband, Mr. James Geldart had filed a restraining order against her, but later found himself arrested for Domestic Battery July 8, 2009. Ms. Geldart has more than once, with numerous men, maliciously and vindictively used retaliatory lies, yet with each false accusation, she knows her name and her legal file (by law) remain sealed, she receives free "battered woman" victim services, yet NO FURTHER legal consequence or reprimand? The "Domestic Violence Industry" permits Ms. Geldart to repeatedly engage in a "MODERN DAY WITCH HUNT", to manipulate and falsely accusing any man, any time, based on NO evidence, and a false accusation alone.
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