Being inspired by the recent Denton Police project on Twitter, I decided that I would like to create my own similar project on Twitter. However, after fooling with this for a few hours, I can't figure out exactly how to make it work, so hopefully another programmer will.
Here's basically what I want:
- A script or program of some type that will automatically be able to parse data from my local jail's website which will include: full name, age, their mugshot, and what they are charged with.
-The local jail's database is in ASP and is updated simultaneously as people are incarcerated.
-In turn, I want this data along with the incarcerated person's mugshot to automatically upload to [url removed, login to view] then tweeted to a twitter account of my choosing once a new person is incarcerated.
-If you've seen the Denton Police Twitter Account i am referring to, you get the general idea of what I'm wanting.
-I would post the local jail's website in the project itself so programmers could get a feel for how this needs to be done, but don't want to make it public under these circumstances. Please pm me for the url if you want to see what you'll be working with.
I'm not profiting from this in any way. I am doing it to make a political statement. I live in a very small community where you are deemed guilty before proven innocent. I don't think information such as this should be put out to the public so freely where anyone with a keyboard can see it. So i want to put the information out to a broader audience (twitter) where local officials might be influenced to change how public the current system is. Please keep that in mind when bidding.
Please only English speaking programmers for this project and no deadbeat bidders. Thanks.