The website is the idea of Tim Hoffner,
a death row inmate in Ohio in the U.S.A., and Bruce LeMaster. First, thanks to
Bruce for being such a great friend and helping me make this become a reality,
because without his help this website would not exist.
CRIMP stands for Crime Prevention. It
was a name and basic idea I came up with about a year and a half ago. My
initial idea was to have a Facebook page and/or website where people could post
information about crimes that have happened, or are currently happening, that
they have information about that law enforcement and/or prosecutors are
ignoring. There are people in law enforcement and prosecutors who do ignore
information about crimes. That is a fact, and I know that from personal
experience, and that is wrong. I wanted to have a site for those things, and
that served as a forum for that subject where people could communicate about
Bruce came to visit me on Saturday July 25, 2015. Our visit was from about 8:20a.m. to 5:00p.m. It was our first time meeting each other in person, but not the first time we had spoke to each other, as I call him on the phone often. During our visit we spoke about a variety of things. One of the subjects was my CRIMP idea.
When I told him about the idea he liked it and thought it was cool. I initially thought about it being a Facebook page. I later remembered there is a site where you can set up a website for free, and I thought having it as a website would be better, but to also have a Facebook page regarding that so we could have followers and reach more people. As we talked he mentioned two ideas to include, and those ideas led me to think of other things to include. What we came up with, we believe, is going to be a really good website and Facebook page, and they will help people and have a positive impact on many people. That is exactly what we want to see happen.
There are 26 sections we have come up with so far to have on the website. All of these are not related to crime prevention, but we feel they will be good to have on the site and will make it a better website. I shall list those sections now.
-unsolved bank robberies
-unsolved terrorist acts
-other unsolved crimes
-pictures of people wanted by law enforcement
-for committing crimes
-for probation violations
-for parole violations
-failure to appear in court
-pictures and addresses of sex offenders
-a blog for people to post opinions and communicate with others via the CRIMP site
-lost and found pets
-lost and found property
-Memorial sections for those who died in the line of duty who were in
The following jobs:
-other public service people
-Memorial for civilians who died in an act of heroism.
-tips on how to stay safe and not be victimized
-advice about what to do if:
-in a building that is on fire
-what to do if someone is being bullied
-victim is child
-victim is adult
-Amber Alerts posted on the site and Facebook page and emailed to
Facebook page followers.
-section about crimes/information about crimes that have been ignored
by law enforcement, prosecutors, etc., and the names and jobs of
those ignoring that specific information.
-section about civilians who have done something to help save a
person's life, or something honorable to help make their community
safer, and commend/honor them for their actions.
-an email for tips about unsolved crimes or current crime, etc.
-an email for submissions to post on CRIMP site.
-a section to donate money to CRIMP and help raise money for other
projects we want to do that will help people in the future.
-section for updates regarding cases that have been solved
-cases solved by law enforcement
-cases solved with information received by CRIMP and forwarded to
law enforcement, etc.
-section with articles written by me.
-section for people trying to find a friend. If someone has used Google,
Facebook, etc. and has not had luck, then they can post the
information they have in this section and people can say if they know
the person they are looking for.
-section for people who approve this site and want to write something
to have posted in this section.
Here is something I must say about this website. The success of this website will be determined by the help we receive from those of you viewing it and submitting information, whether it is information about a missing person or unsolved crime not on our website, or information about someone who committed a crime or the location of a missing child or adult, etc. The purpose of this site is for people to be able to find information about missing persons, unsolved crimes, etc. all on one site, not just for each state in the U.S.A., but regarding similar information from other countries, because people all around the world will be able to view this site and the related Facebook page. It should have similar information from other countries.
If you know about something regarding any of the sections on this site please send an email and submit it so it can be posted on the site. The more submissions we receive gives us more information, and increases the chances of helping to solve a crime.
Our vision for the CRIMP website is to help make the world a safer place. Imagine the people viewing the site and content as a think tank and valuable resources of information. Each person has had different experiences in life, knowledge about various things, and each person viewing the site is a set of eyes and ears that may have knowledge about something on this site that can assist law enforcement and/or prosecutors in some way and provide answers to questions being asked about those things posted on this site.
I know that we are going to need help from others for this site to be successful. If you feel passionate about this subject and want to help you can contact Bruce via the email provided here on this site. I know that this site is going to get a lot of submissions, and we will need help processing those submissions and posting them on the website. A lot of information can already be found on the internet, and we need people to find it and submit it. The assistance we need has to be voluntary, because we can't afford to pay anyone to help. Those of you who have experienced crimes, or know people who have, or just feel a desire in your heart to help would be appreciated.
For those with the ability, knowledge, and resources to help others we have a moral obligation to do so. Though I'm in prison and on death row I am able to do things that contribute to this world in a positive way. With Bruce's help I am seeing this idea become a reality. If I can accomplish the positive things I am doing in this situation I'm in, and the limitations I have to deal with by being in prison, what can those of you who are free accomplish out there? You can do anything, and you only need to take the steps in that direction you want to go and start building your dream, and deciding what legacy you want to leave in this world to help others.
We all matter and can make a difference. The difference you make in this world is up to you. I suggest you let it be positive in some way.
We thank all of you for taking the time to read this this, and we thank those of you ahead of time who will be submitting information to this site to help it grow and give it important content and help affect lives in a positive way. We look forward to hearing from you.
Tim Hoffner and Bruce LeMaster