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Sign the Petition to

Florida State Legislature, Representative Carl Zimmerman

We demand that you pass legislation that would mandate the immediate removal of the names and photos of innocent people from mugshot websites.

Mugshot websites abuse Floridian's privacy by making them pay to remove their mugshots from the internet at extraordinary and unfounded prices. This practice is especially offensive when detainees are proven innocent after having their mugshot taken, but still must pay hundreds of dollars if they want their online photos removed.

Do not let these companies make a profit off of the mugshots of innocent people. Protect our rights and legislation that would end these practices immediately!

Signed,

Shawna Channelle

How this will help

Earlier this year I was pulled over for a DUI and had my mugshot taken. After my case was reviewed, the judge declared that I was innocent so I never expected to see that photograph again. 

I was...

Earlier this year I was pulled over for a DUI and had my mugshot taken. After my case was reviewed, the judge declared that I was innocent so I never expected to see that photograph again. 

I was wrong. 

Whenever I would google my name my mugshot kept popping up all over the internet and I couldn't figure out why - I was innocent - why was it still on the internet? That was when I learned about mugshot companies. 

There are numerous internet sites using my mugshot, and others, to make a profit. Certain sites can charge an individual up to $800 dollars to remove a picture from their site.  Even if you pay their high demand fee, other sites will continue to steal the shot and post it. 

For me, it has been a never-ending fight to clear my name and make me feel innocent again. So now, I'm taking a stand. We are Americans who are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.  Lets stop these Internet sites from making a mockery out of the American public and stealing money from our pockets! Lets start protecting our privacy!

Please sign this petition to demand that Florida ban mugshots of the innocent from being posted on these sites! It could be your mugshot up there - and then we'd all see it. 

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