Cleveland, and Google, are trying to quickly move on from Ariel Castro's legacy and the horrors that occurred in his house on Seymour Ave.
Castro is now famous for his kidnapping of Amanda Berry and two other women, and holding them hostage for more than a decade—he has pleaded guilty to 937 counts of rape; three counts kidnapping; and aggravated murder, after he performed an abortion on one of the women after she became pregnant. It's an absurd and terrifying reality for a neighborhood that had no idea what was happening just down the block. The city has begun demolishing the house this morning, but Google had already beat them to the digital punch after blurring the house from Street View. If users try to view the 'House of Horrors' on 2207 Seymour Ave., they'll see this:
"In addition to the automatic blurring of faces and license plates," Google says on their privacy and security page, "we will blur the entire car, house, or person when a user makes this request for additional blurring. Users can also request the removal of images that feature inappropriate content (for example: nudity or violence)."
No word when the Google Street View van will be back to get an updated view of the neighborhood. At least for residents, they won't have to wait to move on.