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This article was published on February 5, 2010


Portland Now Has a Live Twitter Feed for Arrested Suspects (mugshots included)

Portland Now Has a Live Twitter Feed for Arrested Suspects (mugshots included)
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

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There is now an unofficial Twitter feed with apparent real time updates of suspects arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. The feed contains the suspect’s name, age, reason for arrest and then a link to a more detailed page with mugshot included.

We’re not sure who exactly put this together because of the fact that the profile link goes to a random site with not much on it. The sheriff’s office website has no link back to the but does however have a Twitter account of its own with public updates.

This is of hardly any use but mildly entertaining all the same wouldn’t you say?

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