Website out to profit from misfortunes of others
The Kansas City Star
The website hoping to capitalize from the arrest of poor schmos in Johnson County proves only that some people are always out to profit from the misfortunes of others.
The Kansas City Star reports today that Matthew Creed of Shawnee started the site, posting the names, addresses and photographs of people who had been arrested in one of the wealthiest counties in the country. Creed then offers to zap the listing if the person arrested gives him $199.99.
What a deal! And because the 30-year-old is such a nice guy and good corporate citizen, he is donating 10 percent of the fees that the poor schmos give him to charities.
As of Thursday, Creed’s crock had the mugshots and personal information of more than 1,300 people picked up from May 13 through June 10. No doubt a disproportionate number of folks who get stuck in Creed’s web are either poor or minorities because of driving while poor and from Wyandotte County or driving while black in Johnson County.
A lot of the charges allege driving under the influence and court appearances for traffic violations.
The people Creed tries to pin should all have the good sense to tell him to go jump into Shawnee Mission Lake rather than give him a dime.