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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:01 AM - My 501st info used against me #1

    Most know that I'm a motorcop here in California. I'm one of 6 motorcops in our department, but I write the most tickets. I enjoy what I do and I'm good at it. Goes without saying, in a town of about 80k people get to know your name. Here's what happened.

    I guess someone likes me enough to Google my name or something. My name comes up with a link to my profile at 501st.com. This gives my name, email, and of course my picture with my bucket off. So what do they do? They post it on Craigslist.com in the Rant and Rave section calling me names and whatnot. Now people are jumping on the bandwagon talking about making false accusations if "he writes you a ticket." Luckily I audio record every traffic stop.

    I had to have my email removed from the 501st site, and had to request my bucket-off pictures be removed (If they'll do that).

    So here's what I did. Craigslist terms of use specifically states that they will release the name of the poster if they post any personal info without consent. We''ll see what happens.
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  2. Foxbatkllr's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:05 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #2

    Oh man that really sucks...I might have to do the same thing as you when I start practicing law.
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:21 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #3

    That sucks, I hope any kind of action will be taking against the poster of the ad.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:28 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #4

    Bummer. That is one of the scary things about the internet. I hope Craigslist does something about it.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:38 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #5

    Go get 'em! Juvenile behavior like that needs to be dealt with before it escalates.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:39 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #6

    is it too late to post something?...got a link?
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:43 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #7

    Ouch.
    It kinda sucks that a profile intended for entertainment purposes can be used for this nature. Ruins the whole costuming gig for everyone except the idiots trying to mess with you.

    Good luck fixing the problem. I hope that it gets rectified soon.

    ZK
  8. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:46 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #8

    they can set your profile to classified. it might take a couple of days, but it can be done.
  9. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:49 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #9

    Just got an email reply. That was quick!

    The post was removed, but they won't tell the poster info without a subpoena. We have one of the best computer crimes guys in the state at work. Maybe he can backtrack a little, on his off-time of course.

    I'm just glad the post is gone. I can deal with the hate and the names, I get that everyday.

    Hey Cruzer, where's the love????
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    Nov 28, 2007, 12:54 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #10

    you know I'd only post good things!

    glad to hear it's been removed. hope I never make it there.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 4:03 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #11

    Man that stinks, for petes sakes your only doing your job! If they don't want a ticket then drive the speed limit! Good think you record every stop there are so many losers out there you have to CYA any way you can.

    Thank you for the job that you do! Stay safe!

    Alan
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    Nov 28, 2007, 4:43 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #12

    I hope I don't ever have to worry about someone I arrest googling me and finding my 501st profile...that's kinda scary. I feel for ya, man.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 7:02 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #13

    It just goes to show that some people have nothing better to do with their time.
    Shame! I hope you get this worked out.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 7:46 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #14

    Man thats really too bad. But hey remember, the law is on your side.
  15. Nov 28, 2007, 12:21 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #15

    This is exactly what have been trying to tell people I know over the last 3 or 4 months how ridicoulusly easy it is today to get into someones personal life via the internet. I deleted a few profiles, including that big brother of a "networking-social site", as that is an easy portal for folks to conduct all kinds of malicous actions via mulitple fake identities and such. People we would all normally never meet, deal with, or consort with on any level in real life can enter your world and cause severe malicous havoc. On the flip side, what's sad above and beyond, is that these malicous folks have absolutely no clue that they are subject to severe legal actions that can destroy them financially, as you will find that these same people have zero financial ability to defend themselves, let alone pay thier rent.

    This sucks 5204, and I hope you find out who this person is and you have them prosecuted to the fullest extent under applicable laws. They exist, and people need to know that thier "online life" is actually no different than real life, and that in fact there is accountability to be had. Lawsuits and Subpeonas aren't served online. Please keep us posted as this evolves.
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  16. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007, 2:02 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #16

    Darn man ... that is just awful. I'm glad to hear the post was removed and that somebody is looking further into it. And yes, your bucket-off picture can be removed from your profile (but it may take a little bit of time.) Just ask your GWL.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 2:04 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #17

    Quote Jango 5204 said: View Post
    I had to have my email removed from the 501st site, and had to request my bucket-off pictures be removed (If they'll do that).
    I'm one of the Legion's Web Deputies (howdy partner ) ... we can remove your email and your bucket off pic if you'd like while keeping your name or like Brian said, you can just be set to classified. That's up to you. If you're set to classified though I'm not sure what that does to your voting status when it comes to Legion votes for LCO etc... I'm not 100% sure how that works. Course, Brian could tell you since he's one of the Legion's web monkeys.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 2:10 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #18

    Quote webchief said: View Post
    I'm one of the Legion's Web Deputies (howdy partner ) ... we can remove your email and your bucket off pic if you'd like while keeping your name or like Brian said, you can just be set to classified. That's up to you. If you're set to classified though I'm not sure what that does to your voting status when it comes to Legion votes for LCO etc... I'm not 100% sure how that works. Course, Brian could tell you since he's one of the Legion's web monkeys.
    i actually don' know the membership database stuff very well at all... i can muddle through it in a pinch, but that's darren's baby. (doh! word censor bleeped out the name of the app!)
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    Nov 28, 2007, 3:05 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #19

    That was one of the first things I requested when I joined the 501st. No face photo. It was not a problem.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 7:30 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #20

    Wow, that sucks. I'm sorry to hear it.
    The internet is sometimes a very bad thing.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 7:52 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #21

    1st of all, I have respect for anyone in law enforcement. People forget that you guy's have feelings, a soul and a conscience. Some people are disgruntled. What a shame.
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    Nov 28, 2007, 9:10 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #22

    You arn't planning a Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back move are you?
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    Nov 28, 2007, 11:54 PM - Re: My 501st info used against me #23

    I do think it id a shame thid happened. I knew sooner or later it might. It is pure and simple harassment. Let me know how it goes. I really do not want this to happen to me. ansd waould consider removeing my helemt off pic as well. It is just a shame that our profession would prevent us fromeenjoying some psitive attention frome our fellow costumers. Aslo I never realized hoe meany 501st are law enforcement based employees of one type or another.
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    Nov 29, 2007, 12:36 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #24

    The post was pulled last night. That's about all that will happen. The non-driving fools can hate all they want, I get that all the time, I could care less. They call it harrassment, I say, "quit breaking the law" and you won't see me again.

    I still want my full armor picture to show, I put a lot of time into that thing.
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    Nov 29, 2007, 9:25 AM - Re: My 501st info used against me #25

    I'm a patrol deputy for a Sheriff's Office in the Portland Metro area in Oregon.........Just got my 501st membership approved several weeks ago. Sounds Like I should do the same thing. It sucks that that happened. Keep your head down out there bro.
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