My name is Rene Mulkey and I am the owner/operator of Cyberspace Inmates. I have been operating the site and helping incarcerated men/women and their families for the past 17 years. I have been asked many times by visitors of the site why I do what I do. Part of the reason is my late husband was a wrongly accused felon, never having spent time in prison it was entered on his NCIC (statewide checking system) as being a convicted felon.
I was there when we were dating when he was pulled over for a simple traffic stop only to find 6 armed policemen at his vehicle with guns drawn telling us to get out of the vehicle with our hands up! For someone that had never so much as had a parking ticket this was a terrifying event for me.
I have never forgotten that day, nor have I forgotten the shame that showed on his face in the reflections of the revolving red lights as they escorted him none too gently back to a patrol car....I later found out that an ongoing feud between his Grandfather who was a Kansas City Policeman and a Blue Springs policeman resulted in the Blue Springs policeman somehow placing this within the computer files that are checked whenever a liscense is read off.
The picture above is of me and my son Dale who is now fatherless due to events begun by two men with a grudge back when he was only 18. Unfortunately I also found that something like this cannot be removed unless you are arrested for something and it goes to court.
Since moving to Cameron, Missouri I saw my late husband struggle with a past that did not exist...he proudly served in the armed forces where he was an Engineer with many marksmanship awards. He designed software, was attending devry institute for computers, and was a genius in his own right. No, the man was not a saint, he had his problems like everyone else, and I am not attempting to elevate him to sainthood, just attempting to explain.
The past Sheriff of Cauldwell County took this fraudulent arrest record and played upon it. Letting the neighbors know that there "was a convicted felon" living in the neighborhood. Needless to say and attempting to make a long story short so I don't lose your attention. My husband shot a dog attempting to savage my old Arabian horse and for that our home was "broken into", my pets killed, my furniture torn apart, and my son who was then 5 traumatized by having a gun pointed at him by an overzealous deputy.
Our lives changed that day, he spent the night in jail and I spent the night crying. Court came and he was cleared of the charges of a felon possessing a firearm, however thanks to an overzealous prosecutor at the time, she tried to bring him up again on other charges when all he was doing was protecting my beloved pet from an animal that had not before been seen in the area and wore no identification. We both loved animals, and have many, of course now it is myself and my son that care for them. Shortly after his notification to appear again "along with the veiled threat" from the then elected Sheriff of "I will get you somehow" he proceeded to take his own life. What a waste, and a loss for my son and I.
Thanks to the current Sheriff and his deputies my son has lost his fear of the police. And unfortunately thanks to my lawyer who managed to allow the lawsuit to go beyond the time limits there is no recourse to see that justice is done for us! I truly hope readers, that you never see the other side of the coin, because you can, even if you haven't done anything. My dreams will always be haunted by the crime scene photos of what was left of my husband/and the rifle.
5 years later, my son and I still struggle on a daily basis. I have made it my mission to learn about the entire penal system, the judicial system, laws, victims impact. And try to make myself available for those on the outside wanting to know "why their son, or daughter", talking with victims, and trying to bring light to a dark world.