The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Monday, January 28, 2008

Letters from Myspace


I told you before about how NBC has swapped catching predators for gambling with them, so the fact that Shahram (Shawn) "Sheiky" Sheikhan is a convicted sex offender should be no surprise. Now, to be fair his 1995 conviction didn't land him on a public notification system... but it did almost get him deported. <--pdf of deportation from Nevada Courts, Evidence Finding here, More Legal Docs here-- and it's been written about by enough media outlets that NBC can't claim they didn't know.

But that's not my point. Cause we've already talked about that. Instead, I have yet another complaint... You see, because he has a MySpace account, I thought it in the best interest to notify MySpace that he had a sexually related conviction for crimes against a minor. So, I reported his page, and sent along a good half dozen related links as evidence of his conviction. And they responded...

fromadmin@myspace.com
reply-toadmin@myspace.com,
tolilo@lostinlimaohio.com,
date27 Jan 2008 21:31:28 -0800
subjectReport Abuse - Content
mailed-bymyspace.com

Hello,

We have received and reviewed your report of inappropriate content. This content has been removed.

We thank you for your support in helping to keep MySpace a safe and fun community!

MySpace.com
Hum... the content has been removed? Interesting, because when I click over to his profile- I still see it, which usually is only the case if it still exists. Which leads me to believe that... OMG MySpace LIED! I know, freaking shocking isn't it? But, I mean- we can't be shocked- not really. After all, if a Network that touts itself as being the start of the movement behind getting sexual predators off the net can turn around and have one starring in a featured show (and getting paid/making money to do it) then we can't be surprised that another company would lie about removing him from their network.

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