tri cities busted
visitor driving thru Tenn

Vanceboro, NC

#104 Jan 31, 2011
Destiny1 wrote:
I work at the Trading Post Classifieds and we distribute the Busted paper and it comes out every week I love looking at that paper every week to see if I know anyone and 9 times out 10 I do.
Do you know who prints the paper and how can I get in touch with someone from the company. I think some of this information could be helpful for the safety of other people in communities yet at the same time I realize they are innocent until proven guilty. Does anyone know who publishes this paper?
GURU

Nashville, TN

#105 Feb 1, 2011
Call the phone # on the paper... Leave a message after your screened they will return a call if deemed appropriate...
Arrest Picture Links

Kingsport, TN

#106 Feb 2, 2011
The Kingsport Times News is now publishing pictures now for arrests in Sullivan County. http://www.timesnews.net/arrested.php

I don't know who owns this site but you can check out the Washington Co TN arrests online
http://tricitiesmugshots.com
vicki

Bristol, TN

#107 Feb 7, 2011
i love this paper it is well worth a dollar
The Devils Advocate

Brentwood, TN

#108 Feb 8, 2011
Do remember that just because you see someones picture in Tri Cities Busted doesn't necessarily mean they're a criminal. They could be innocent. Only a judge/court can determine guilt, not the police officer who arrests them.
good girl

Ward, AR

#109 Feb 8, 2011
I was watching Cops last night on tv, and as it was coming on I heard them say "innocent until proven guilty"... isn't that the concept of this paper? Yet no one complains as they're watching Cops. You see the people being arrested, you assume they're guilty, but for all we know, they may have gone to court and found innocent. Stop being so judgmental of what others do.
Outraged

Bristol, TN

#110 Feb 17, 2011
In my opinion this is blatant disregard for civil rights & the premise of being innocent until proven guilty. Law enforcement agencies should be held accountable for releasing information to this trashy tabloid. I sincerely hope there is an attorney in this area interested in pursuing a class action lawsuit in the TriCity area. If half of the alleged 60,000 readers in this area are interested in stopping this travesty of justice, it could provide considerable funding for the lawsuit. In addition, does this publication not jeopardize the outcome of one's right to a fair and impartial trial by a jugde or jury???? To those who think it cannot happen to them, think again. What about charges of slander & libel? This tabloid is doing damage & apparently intends to continue. The author, while exposing others, is apparently a coward who chooses to remain anonymous.
Duh

Nashville, TN

#111 Feb 18, 2011
Have you ever heard of freedom of information. They don't have any choice but to release the information.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#112 Feb 19, 2011
You obviously haven't a single clue about how the judicial system works do you?
ALL information found in the "Busted" paper is public information and can be obtained for free by anyone. All you need do is go to your local courthouse/Sheriff's Dept. and look up the previous week's arrest reports either in print or online.
The paper just collects this free readily available information and puts it in a single easy to read location and charges $1 for doing so.

Now, as for adding things to it like "best smile" and crap like that, I think that's just mocking those arrested.
Does it provide additional safety for the community? Probably not since most listed offenses are non violent incidents.
It does do a great job of embarrassing and shaming people for what may turn out to be a unlawful arrest or ultimately a finding of innocent or not guilty. This however is not the paper's fault, it's got a huge circulation which shows just how much entertainment people find in others misfortune.
Outraged wrote:
In my opinion this is blatant disregard for civil rights & the premise of being innocent until proven guilty. Law enforcement agencies should be held accountable for releasing information to this trashy tabloid. I sincerely hope there is an attorney in this area interested in pursuing a class action lawsuit in the TriCity area. If half of the alleged 60,000 readers in this area are interested in stopping this travesty of justice, it could provide considerable funding for the lawsuit. In addition, does this publication not jeopardize the outcome of one's right to a fair and impartial trial by a jugde or jury???? To those who think it cannot happen to them, think again. What about charges of slander & libel? This tabloid is doing damage & apparently intends to continue. The author, while exposing others, is apparently a coward who chooses to remain anonymous.
TellMe

Ogden, AR

#113 Feb 26, 2011
Does this paper list photo's of those arrested in neighboring states and counties,such as Buchanan County in VA? Is there a website that shows all the mugshots from this paper?
getreal

Cookeville, TN

#114 Mar 4, 2011
snoop wrote:
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I don't think it's unfair at all. You have to be doing something to be arrested in the first place and the charges are listed in the newspaper. The only difference is that this paper shows their picture.
Not true....someone just has to SAY you did something and bam you can be arrested and I agree....there are small children who will be affected by this invasive paper. I think it should only be able to be published if the person is convicted. This paper means the public automatically assumes the person is guilty until proven innocent....against our constitutional rights.
busted101

Jonesborough, TN

#115 Mar 11, 2011
i know someone who works on this paper and can tell you all.... the info on the pages have been researched by lawyers to be sure they are legal. the info is free to anyone who wants to goto the jails or thier websites. also the line innocent until proven guilty is on there for legal reasons. now that being said, If you like the paper, buy it. otherwise, don't. this info is in the local pages of all these cities/counties newspapers except theres no pics. but does all of these newspapers say innocent until proven guilty??
Its all BS

United States

#116 Mar 21, 2011
This is my take. I was arrested, never have been before. Have 0 incidents at all, very close with many troopers and sherrifs in Va. I went through Kingsport and ended up arrested for improper display of tag, expired tag and reckless. In the paper they charged me with completely different things that have nothing to do with the original charges. My attorney looked my bike over and the charges and said they are all BS, and all should be dropped.
On a different note, to all of you out there that have been in this paper I would advise looking into legal action. They do not ask you to sign a model waiver of any kind and they are using your likeness and name for profit. Sounds like a civil suit to me. maybe even a class action. I know on my end my attorney is looking into this. Just a heads up on what to think about.
To all the idiots that say it is public info, yeah it is, but they would never be able to get a pic and honestly how about you try to call the police department and get even something that was filed against you. You have to have an attorney file a motion for a subpeona ducas tecum just to look at it. It isn't as easy as you think and if someone doesn't want to be prejudged then this paper certainly doesn't allow that does it. I think everyone deserves the right to have their privacy and not have it blasted to everyone and anyone.
duhtodummies

Winchester, TN

#117 Mar 22, 2011
cant get a pic... check out www.wcso.net and look at the arrest report.... geez.... public info is just that public...
interested

Cookeville, TN

#118 Mar 27, 2011
Its all BS wrote:
This is my take. I was arrested, never have been before. Have 0 incidents at all, very close with many troopers and sherrifs in Va. I went through Kingsport and ended up arrested for improper display of tag, expired tag and reckless. In the paper they charged me with completely different things that have nothing to do with the original charges. My attorney looked my bike over and the charges and said they are all BS, and all should be dropped.
On a different note, to all of you out there that have been in this paper I would advise looking into legal action. They do not ask you to sign a model waiver of any kind and they are using your likeness and name for profit. Sounds like a civil suit to me. maybe even a class action. I know on my end my attorney is looking into this. Just a heads up on what to think about.
To all the idiots that say it is public info, yeah it is, but they would never be able to get a pic and honestly how about you try to call the police department and get even something that was filed against you. You have to have an attorney file a motion for a subpeona ducas tecum just to look at it. It isn't as easy as you think and if someone doesn't want to be prejudged then this paper certainly doesn't allow that does it. I think everyone deserves the right to have their privacy and not have it blasted to everyone and anyone.
I think if u do get something started on a class action suit then u should post info to this forum. I have read multiple stories on here that would prob qualify. Have u ever tried to find out who is responsible for this info? I have. They say, we do not disclose any info about who to contact. They will call u back when u leave a message buy "do not disclose" any information about who is resposible for its content. Sounds super shady to me...
Nunya

Elizabethton, TN

#119 Apr 1, 2011
good girl wrote:
I was watching Cops last night on tv, and as it was coming on I heard them say "innocent until proven guilty"... isn't that the concept of this paper? Yet no one complains as they're watching Cops. You see the people being arrested, you assume they're guilty, but for all we know, they may have gone to court and found innocent. Stop being so judgmental of what others do.
Have you ever been watching cops & seen where they have faces blurred out? DUHHH.....
they say

Nashville, TN

#120 Apr 21, 2011
damn! after clicking that times news link its plain to see how far kingsport has sunk over the past twenty years.

meth heads/dui's/domestic violence/public drunk/theft/ sale of schedule 1-4 narcotics.

ya'll some scary sonsabitches up thar!
Old Guy

Martin, TN

#121 Apr 22, 2011
http://www.timesnews.net/arrested.php
Looked at that link from the top of this page.

That's almost scary to someone who's new here....
It shows 3678 people booked by either Sullivan County or Kingsport police in the past (4) months. That's an average of (30) people per day!

Just seems like a lot of arrest for this area.
damn

Nashville, TN

#122 Apr 22, 2011
there are alot of sick and depressed people in Kingsport! how do you stand it? i went to both websites mentioned in this forum and the arrests are endless. junkies/whores/dealers/wifebea ters/thieves its endless. thats alot of activity for a town that actually declines in population each year.

what is wrong with Kingsport?

you mean to tell me that its not an ideal place to grow up in?

wow! WHAT A SHOCK!
i was lookin in the dictionary the other day and under the word "shithole" it said, "a place or town like Kingsport".

i was surprised!
bigdaddy6969

Johnson City, TN

#123 Jun 4, 2011
I efell like people are crazy to all you people pay a buck to see a mugs shots of the guilty before they go to court because u are guilty as soon as u get arrested as i say bad cop no doughnut

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