Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jailbirds: Does the magazine violate our civil rights?


This question is being presented. Does the practice of posting mugshots on the internet and magazines before a person has actually been convicted violate a person's civil rights? Research the ideas behind American Civil rights and laws that protect people and their privacy in the United States. Your answers should not be straight opinion. We want to see your reasoned judgements concerning this issue. State your source when providing facts concerning your answers to this question.

39 comments:

amoalf said...

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Deborah Stripling said...

No, if you commit the crime others should be warned about the crimes you have done. no matter how big or small. Whether or not your convicted you was arrested and they take mugshots as soon as you get in jail. if they book you, they take your fingerprints, mugshot and other info.
-Montana

Deborah Stripling said...

http://www.jailbirdsonline.com/about-us
"they depict recent arrests, Sex Offenders, Wanted Persons, and other types of information they receive from law enforcement. Their purpose is to be a service to the community by making them aware of what’s going on around them". Jailbirds is a great way to check out people in community to make sure your children are going to be fine when they go to a friends or even jus to hang out. Lately, bad things have been happening to many children they are getting abducted and murdered.

Deborah Stripling said...

To Montana,
So you are saying that by publishing the photo of non convicted felons that less children are being abducted? What if you are arrested because your friend shoplifted at the mall. You were together so they arrested you also because you got a little belligerent with the arresting officer. Your mugshot is taken as you mentioned and put in the jailbird magazine. After reviewing the store tapes they find you were actually on the other side of the store when your friend stole the item so the charges are dropped. Sadly though your boss at Wendy's sees your picture and you are fired. Also your boyfriends mother sees your picture and tells him he can no longer see you. He is respectful of his parents wishes and breaks up with you. Actually he was not so thrilled seeing your picture in the Jailbirds so it was not much of a struggle. Since you were never convicted how does that make you feel?

Deborah Stripling said...

Mrs.Stripling,
You have a good point. never would have thought about that, but if your found not guilty they should take it off. but still, i guess if it's a REALLY bad crime then you should get on there, this is a really hard discussion, there are so many ways to to feel about this , but either way whether your boyfriend breaks up with you or you get fired , then its the law. It's their job. They have to do it. Like I said I agrree with what you say , you make very good points.

Deborah Stripling said...

I think that it invaids peoples privacy of the convicted. Jailbirds is a .com website which means there in it for the money. I could understand if they used it upon request from school , a parent, or workplace to show proof of a clean record.

Jesse

To Mrs stripling
I also agree with you even if your with a friend and they get caught stealing your with them and get arrested too.while there is many ways to avoid stay out of trouble and you won't have any problems

Deborah Stripling said...

I think that it invaids peoples privacy of the convicted. Jailbirds is a .com website which means there in it for the money. I could understand if they used it upon request from school , a parent, or workplace to show proof of a clean record.

Jesse

To Mrs stripling
I also agree with you even if your with a friend and they get caught stealing your with them and get arrested too.while there is many ways to avoid stay out of trouble and you won't have any problems

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Bronson Murabito said...

To Mrs. Stripling
I agree with you, if your with a friend and they get busted for shop lifting or something and you get arrested then its wrong for your face to show up in JailBirds because its gonna hinder you from getting a job or you can get fired from your job that your working at now. When it all comes down to it, Jailbirds should not be able to post a mugshot of someone until they are completely proven guilty.

Bronson Murabito said...

tHIS PAPER IS HUMILIATING AND VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS TO PRIVACY. IF YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY WHY PUT SOMEONES PICTURE IN THE PAPER UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY OF THE CRIME. THIS IS A WAY FOR YOU TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF HUMILIATING PEOPLE.

Deborah Stripling said...

In the United States Constitution, it states that all people, yes, ALL people are innocent until proven guilty. When a person commits a crime, or is thought to have committed it, then their photo is automatically posted on a website and published in a magizine. This clearly violates our rights as citizens of the US. However, I also believe it depends on the severity of the crime whether or not your picture will released to the public. That would have to be determined by those who convict the suspected felons. With this being said, I do believe it is right to post a picture of a criminal if he or she is proved guilty, but not if they are simply suspected of a crime, becuase it could lead to a number of negative outcomes. - Aaron Earley

To Mrs. Stripling, as you can see from my previous statement, I most definitely agree with your arguement about the people being at the scene of the crime. If someone is convicted for simply argueing with a cop or something as small as that, then it is totally unjustified for their picture to be placed in such a magizine. This can cause their life tospiral downward, leaving them in a difficult position.

Ivey Wood said...

I believe if these people are to unresponsible to do the crime, I really don't see a problem in it. I think this should be part of their punishment.

Ivey Wood said...

I also agree with Montana's first commit. This is a good reason, these pictures could save lives from dangerous criminals.

Ivey Wood said...

I agree with Jesse until a certian point. But if they didn't want their privacy invaided they shouldn't do the crime.

Deborah Stripling said...

I believe that if you are taken away in handcuffs, then you have done something wrong, but I also believe that if you haven't been proven guilty, then your picture should not be placed in jailbirds.

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Deborah Stripling said...

To Ivey,
Your comment does not really tell me if you think they should be convicted or not when their picture is posted.
Ms. Stripling

Deborah Stripling said...

To everyone
You need check your spelling and grammar before posting. The whole world can read this.
Ms. Stripling

Deborah Stripling said...

I most definitely think that a mugshot can violate a persons civil rights. What if you had nothing to do with the crime that was committed and you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time...? Now, the person who actually committed the crime, and your mugshot is posted in the Jailbird Magazine. Even though the charges are dropped against you. Your mugshot still remains in the magazine. You could lose your job if you have one at the time, and if not. It could possibly ruin your chances for any career that you might have in the future.

- Monica Landrum

Deborah Stripling said...

I strongly agree with Bronson. I think that he made a good point. He said that "Jailbirds should not be able to post a mugshot of someone until they are completely proven guilty." This makes much since, because if your mugshot is put in the Jailbirds Magazine it could hinder you from many different things in your future.

- Monica Landrum

shea taylor said...

I don't believe that they should be able to post pictures of people mugshots before they were convicted, unless it was like a DUI or something like that, because they might not be quilty. If someone has a babysitter and their sitter was falsey accused it could ruin their life. And some people don't have all that money to remove their picture.
-Shea

shea taylor said...

I agree with Monica because this does violate a persons civil rights. You shouldn't be put in the jail birds for the whole world to see if your not guilty.
-Shea

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Deborah Stripling said...

Destinee Amin:
I agree with Monica and Bronson 100%. On average, 10,000 innocent people are convicted wrongly each year. I believe that after the person is found guilty of the charges that Jailbirds should be able to release the picture to the public to warn the citizens of the area.

Deborah Stripling said...

Destinee Amin:
I agree with Aaron to a certain extent. I believe that all people are innocent until proven guilty, however, I think that it doesn't matter what crime they are accused of committing. They are still innocent until the verdict is made that he/she is guilty.

Deborah Stripling said...

Destinee Amin:
The phrase "innocent until proven guilty" means the legal concept that the guilt of an accused person cannot be presumed and that they must be assumed to be innocent until proven otherwise. (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/innocent-until-proven-guilty.html)
With that in mind, I believe that the magazine Jailbirds does violate the civil rights of everyone whose picture was printed. The mugshots are those of everyone who were arrested, but NOT found guilty! For instance, the man in this article is just a suspect in this case. He is forever effected by this. He could have nothing at all to do with this murder and robbery, but he will always have his mugshot in Jailbirds and on the Jailbirds website. (http://www.jailbirdsonline.com/arrested/one-suspect-dead-one-in-custody-after-armed-robbery.htm)
This doesn't just apply to this man, but to the many others that are exposed to the public through Jailbirds. Especially to the people who were found innocent or the charges were dropped. They could lose jobs and never get another one. Jailbirds definitely violates the civil rights of each and every person who was arrested and put in the magazine.

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凌靖 said...

People should not post the it until that person has found guilty. Nowadays, internet spread things that most of it are not the truth even not exist. People just tend to follow the crowd keep posting issues without thinking. Sometimes, after someone has arrested although he hasn't found guilty, people post this thing and this may cause the "justice" inside of people that push them to dig out everything about the suspect. This kind of internet research will ruin not just the suspect's life but also the life of people around him. A lot of people especially young people suicided because of the pressure form the internet, maybe they have nothing to do with the crime. ---Christy

Deborah Stripling said...

This argument works both ways in my opinion. A mug shot for certain people is to let the community know who they surround themselves with and what's going on. For instance if I have a neighbor who did something and went to jail I would like to know who. But also some mug shots are for somebody who did nothing just was in the wrong place and the wrong time , and I wouldn't like for everybody to see a mug shot of me for a misunderstand. I highly recommend you to get permission if its your first time getting a mug shot and if you want it up. The law states your not guilty until proven , well until your proven you did what they accuse you off then they should put it your mug shot. It has it advantages and disadvantages and go both ways and different views. -Ravyn

Deborah Stripling said...

The argument is very clear. Mug shots are used to allow people to see those who have been victimized. I do believe that for a person to be victimized they must be proven guilty. These people having mug shots displayed have not been proven guilty. They should prove them guilty before anything else is done then publicly announce it. _ Hannah

Deborah Stripling said...

Personally, I can't decide how I stand on this. I understand why some people want to see other people's mug shots. If I were an adult and had a family, I'd like to know if anyone that I associate with may one day hurt me or my family. On the other hand, not everyone in the mug shots were/are convicted. That means their lives were ruined because someone posted or shared their mug shot before hearing a verdict.-Kendal

Deborah Stripling said...

In my opinion, I don't think people should post mug shots of other people; It's an invasion of privacy. I understand that people in the community would want to be aware of possible criminals, but just because they have a mug shot, doesn't mean that they did something. They could have been unaware of what was going to happen. -Maritza

Deborah Stripling said...

I believe that we shouldn't be allowed to see a persons mug shot unless they are convicted because it is unfair for everyone to be able to see you mugshot if you did nothing wrong or if your not convicted. people are arrested for things they didn't do and then there mugshot gets put out and when everone sees it there reputation is ruined

Deborah Stripling said...

I believe that a person's mugshot should only be shown in Jailbirds or similar materials depending on if they have been convicted and what there charge is. For example if someone is caught with illegal substances then their mugshot should be shown but, if someone is arrested for something they didn't do then they should wait until that person is fully convicted through a trial with a jury of peers -Dj

Stealmysunshine? said...

It violates the 4th Amendment to the constitution of course it violates anyone's rights! Yes the paper has the right to free speech but the mugshots shouldn't be in their possession! The people haven't even had their day in court.

Stealmysunshine? said...

It violates the 4th Amendment to the constitution of course it violates anyone's rights! Yes the paper has the right to free speech but the mugshots shouldn't be in their possession! The people haven't even had their day in court.