Jail Base Dot Com is a competitor to this blog, but not really.
Frankly, I wish they'd compete even more effectively so I wouldn't have to publish the Hennepin County Jail Roster every month. If Jail Base Dot Com would simply start printing arrestee addresses as well as mug shots and charge info, I'd find it completely unnecessary to publish the county jail roster...a task I find uncreative and tedious at best, but very necessary.
Oh, well. Frankly the roster does wonders for my internet traffic, so it's not like I'm going to get worked up over the issue. I win either way. And I've been glad to see entities like Jail Base Dot Com carrying at least part of the load of promulgating information about arrests connected to North Minneapolis.
Now Jail Base is announcing exciting new plans to make a phone app available featuring facial recognition software...
Here's the announcement that went out by email, exactly as it arrived in my inbox.
By the way, readers might be wondering what's the story with the little morning glory pictured above.
Well, I needed a stock photo so I went to the Minnesota Department of Corrections website and asked, "Who is a big birthday boy today, November 27?"
The answer was Ty Quay Forsell, DOB 11/27/1990. He's a robber who didn't use a weapon and will be released January 13, 2014, good behavior permitting. He likes moonlit walks on the beach and talking about his feeling.
(Yes, "feeling," singular)
Happy birthday, Ty Quay! Your present is this blog post.