By Deane Barker on September 2, 2004
Who’s A Rat – Largest Online Database of Informants and Agents: I’m fascinated at the legal implications of a site like this.
Who’s A Rat is a database driven website designed to assist attorneys and criminal defendants with few resources. The purpose of this website is for individuals and attorneys to post and share all information that has been made public at some point to at least 1 person of the public prior to posting it on this site related to local, state and federal informants and law enforcement officers.The level of professionalism on this site is a little disturbing — I mean, where’d they get the stock photo for the guy in the header graphic, and why pick that one? Does he represent a “rat” of some kind?
As a designer, how would you even approach a project with a subject matter like this? I can imagine the pitch, “We’re thinking of using this photo for the banner, because this guy, well, he just kind of looks shady…”
The Internet has made the world a very small place.