Your boyfriend might be an ex-con.

What a delightful treat I found this morning. I was roaming the web when I came across an article.
The writer had found a website where you can check if someone has a criminal record. Of course for most this isn’t anything new seeing that for 40$ you can figure it out anyways. But this site is FREE!
So I decided to go in and check the page out. It’s very easy to use. All you need is the name of the person and place where they reside or might have committed a crime. It helps if you know the city and their middle name to really narrow down the search.

It’s very addicting. It’s so addicting I looked myself up and I’ve never been convicted of any crime whats so ever.

I looked up everyone I can possibly think of. Alas I know very few criminals apparently.
I guess they don’t put deportation in there. I also think that they only put convicted ones, not anyone they’re actually looking for. Because if that would have been the case I would have come up with a lot more people .

The site also has stuff like neighborhood watch. That was very eye opening.
I thought I lived in a nice part of town , apparently I’m surrounded by convicted criminals.
Thankfully not in my building but two buildings down. I say thankfully not because I don’t believe people reform but because if they did live in my building I’d look into to see who they were and I would become overly curious. I have a bad habit of people watching so I don’t need to through any wood to this fire.

You should definitely check this site out. It’s very interesting. People are debating that this is an intrusion of people’s privacy. I’d feel that way if I were on here for not putting my seat belt on or running a red light. But then again the more serious ones I feel they are ok because people really should be more honest about their past even if they have changed. If someone is hiding something like this it becomes a very serious trust issue in the friendship or relationship .

By and by it’s just fucking interesting.


1 Comment

  1. Lisa said,

    October 16, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Yeah, you are so true about how addictive this is. I remember when I first stumbled across a site like this and found out that one could actually search on all kinds of stuff up on neighbours, friends and what not. Really cool stuff. But also very important stuff when used correctly…

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