Thursday, October 3, 2013

By: Onno Vocks.

In the U.S.A., a number of website owners thought they could legally defame people by posting their mugshots in a Search Engine friendly way. Perform a search using someone’s real name and their mugshot shows up on the first page, if they have one. In the U.S. that is nearly a Quarter of the population, about 72 million people. Not all police departments list their mugshots, but website owners such as Kyle G. Prall, of Busted mugshots, are working hard to change that through Freedom of Information Act requests. He’s managed to pry loose and list some 11 million, and counting, mug shots, 30% of those are from arrestees that were never, or never will be convicted of any crime according to F.B.I. Statistics.

Of course, these website owners do not list their own, or their colleagues mugshots and now a movement to stop the on-line extortion is starting to make it’s presence known.
Trouble is that a lot of these websites are hiding offshore, and local law can not be applied. However, the Countries where these websites are based are also U.N. Charter Members, meaning that they also have an obligation to enforce the Laws that they have signed on to voluntarily, or they can stop pretending that Humans have any Rights at all.

The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ratified to become International Law in 1976 states in article 12 that:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks”.

No exception for Mugshots, the Accused, or convicted Criminals, is noted. That means that the listing of mugshots, with name, charges and home address is illegal, period.

Bias against the Innocent:

If we allow the continued posting of mugshots, without also listing the findings of the Court, then the arresting Police Officer has the final say in something that is clearly the responsibility of the Courts. It also renders the Court’s verdicts useless in the eyes of the Public in only the cases where Charges were dismissed, or proven not guilty. These Folks now have to publicly prove their innocence with Court documents.

This shows significant Bias against People that were never convicted of any crime, and in my opinion forms the grounds to stop the practice of defaming people simply because they were arrested.

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The second reason to stop posting mugshots is that it further undermines the corrective intent and authority of the Courts, no one was ever given a life sentence for unpaid parking tickets, but through the posting of mugshots an effective life sentence is handed out. Nowadays employment and rental agencies use a Search Engine query, instead of a proper background check and will find the mugshot websites and discriminate according to what they find there. Not being able to rent housing or get employment will force/motivate at least some people to commit new crimes to make ends meet. This has the opposite of the intended effect and will continue to fill privately owned and operated Prisons at enormous cost to Society.

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I want to remind the operators of Search Engines that while they are protected under new U.S. Law, they too can be held liable outside the U.S. The search query results are subject to 2 sets of laws: the place of Origin, and the place of Destination. Their Listings are downright illegal in some Jurisdictions. The longer the Search Engines refuse to cooperate, the larger the potential damage award, the more likely that some Lawyers start to see the Money earning potential of taking Cases pro-bona. It’s just a matter of time,... duhh... money.

Demand the enactment and enforcement of just laws, or continue to enjoy life in a Gangsters Paradise.

Just a few days after I published this article the New York Times published the following article on the subject.

For all appearances it looks like the Search Engines, like Google and on-line payment services like Paypal and some of the major Credit Card Companies are working to tackle this issue.

More information on this issue can be found in the following Blogs: A comprehensive breakdown of who, what, where and how. Direct link to an excellent article written by David Kravets on this subject. Announcement of David Kravets writing another article with the latest information on this subject for

P.S. Note that I post under my real name. I may some day publish my side of the story, which has never been told.

Friday, March 29, 2013


Greetings, I am Onno Vocks and that is my full name. Since I do

not have a middle initial, you often see it written as Onno (N. M.

I. ) Vocks. Onno is an very old name that originates from the

northern part of the Netherlands and literally translates into

easy giving, or ungrudging. Vocks is a misspelling of the Prussian

word for Fox; Fuchs, by Dutch administrators agents, who

accidently combined the Dutch Vos, with the German Fuchs, and

created the name Vocks about 5-6 generations  ago.

Ethnically, Onno Vocks is an attractive assimilation; Onno Vocks

came in into existence in the Netherlands, but grew up on Aruba,

and  the USA, with many stops. Onno Vocks is fluent in Dutch,

Papiamentu, and English, in that order; but also does a fine job

of getting out of sticky situations in German, Spanish, Portuguese

and other Latin based languages. At one time, Onno Vocks moved

seventeen times in a ten-year period and that has never really

left him. Because of this, he can appear in unexpected places and

disappear just as unexpectedly, not being fixed to any area.

Growing up on Aruba was fun, and being isolated on an island meant

having to be resourceful. Materials and parts were in short supply

so you learned how to make an intake valve for a Datsun from an

exhaust valve from an Olds 455, or made a new floor for a car from

the roof of that station wagon that the engine was taken from. If

he wanted to go fishing Onno Vocks had no choice but to build a

boat. There were no boat parts dealers, so you built one, from

from the available materials if you wanted one. Due to this, Onno

Vocks has been taking apart and repairing mechanical devices since

the age of four.

 Conforming to his upbringing, Onno Vocks is a true Gemini in the

sense that he can do many different things well, yet is an expert

in almost none of those things. His formal education includes an

A.A. Degree from Palm Beach Community College and Dunwoody

Institute for Machine Tool & Die, and mechanical drafting. Onno’s

learning is backed up with years of involvement in the mold and

die making industries, including assignments for Sunrise Medical,

3M, Honeywell, Parker, Medtronic, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, and Dyno


As a diversion, Onno Vocks was also  committed to a few boat-

building adventures, building craft from 14 to 70 feet in length,

including a 30 footer in someone’s basement. Onno Vocks's favorite

pastime in the eighties was constructing Hovercraft, with some

success in national and international competition, with craft that

were often untested, cost less than $1500, and had often had the

epoxy setting on the way to the race.

Due to undesirable events, Onno Vocks is currently in Europe,

helping his elderly mother. Not being able to venture out much,

Onno Vocks has devoted his time to computers and search engine

optimization and control. Trying to somewhat catch up with other

persons who are actively offsetting the assault of the offensive

online extortion industry, that authorities lack the ability to

handle, Onno Vocks spends much of his time learning and not enough

time tearing up the pavement with his favorite mode of travelling;

two wheels and an engine..