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    http://ratemycop.com/

    Self explanatory.

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    very interesting. i can't say i ever saw thi one before, but I will use it.

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    Crackajack wrote:
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    Nobody loves OR hates you:P Good thing maybe?

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    Wow, they have a lot of VA cops' names. How do they get these roster lists?

    **edit** apparently after doing some searching, they get the lists by asking nicely and the stations give them.

    http://www.abc15.com/news/local/stor...34DF1&gsa=true

    Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this one yet.
    -Unrequited

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    I would assume, in VA like in most states. Goverment employees names and some other information are a matter of public record, and you can file a FIA (Freedom of Information Act) request for certain things.

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    unrequited wrote:
    Wow, they have a lot of VA cops' names. How do they get these roster lists?

    **edit** apparently after doing some searching, they get the lists by asking nicely and the stations give them.

    http://www.abc15.com/news/local/stor...1&gsa=true

    Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this one yet.
    Well, either you can get the list, or you have secret police.

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    Yeah, it'd be great, except there's no data anywhere in Washington from what I can see.......so what's the point? :?

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    I assume it's pretty new. It's going to take time.

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    The site's been down all day for me...

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    As I predicted, those government employees who have something to hide are pissed about this and the whining has begun:

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewr...es/019933.html


    March 11, 2008

    Cop Ratings Website Infuriates PolicePosted by Manuel Lora at March 11, 2008 03:24 PM

    People love to compare and contrast brands and the various lines of products that companies produce. There are dozens of magazines and hundreds of websites, journals and well as clubs and organizations, both professional and hobbyist, that help consumers make better decisions about which product or service to purchase.

    When it comes to the goods bads and non-services that the state provides, however, the rules of the game might be different. Indeed, police agencies are complaining about a website that rates more than 130,000 police officers in categories such as authority, fairness and satisfaction. The response by the police groups is not a surprise:

    Police associations that represent more than 100,000 police and sheriffs in California are now seeking legislation to see if they can eliminate the site altogether. They say that officers who are rated face unfair maligning without any opportunity to defend themselves.
    Is there a lack of symmetry here? The various governments have the power to spy on us, track our moves, view our financial transactions, read our mail, intercept our communications and a whole slew of atrocities. Yet a page that ranks police officers is a danger to the cops, who now have tanks, helicopters, SWAT team, rifles and explosives. They can't defend themselves?!

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    well, secret police it is I guess

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    TechDirt has an article about how GoDaddy shut this site down. Now the guy setting this up has had to find a new host. Nice to see that government accountability is alive and well.

    http://techdirt.com/articles/20080312/010015507.shtml



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    Gee, I always thought the First Amendment protected UNPOPULAR speech! Glad to see he moved it to a new host/server that's not afraid to stand up for what's right!



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    Gee, I always thought the First Amendment protected UNPOPULAR speech!


    I wasn't aware that the First Amendment now covers the private sector. When did we change that?

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    deanf, I understand what you're saying.John has setrules on this forum to both keep it alive and set the tone in the direction he chooses.However,I think this is a different area andI believewhat they did was discrimination and wrong and here's why.

    He could certainly buy his own server and host it himself on HIS OWN PROPERTY. The unpopular speech, being equal, is then protected. Or find another server that sees things his way, as he did, and it's once again ok. The speech itself isn't the issue andneither is GoDaddy's reputation becausethe average person couldn't tell where that page was posted by viewing the site. Sure they could find out if they needed to, but why? The fact is that I had no idea it was hosted on GoDaddy until this report came out. Sounds like cheap advertising for them while pyaling to the police.

    But then why the disparity? The speech is what it is.

    What GoDaddy did while hiding behind their "private property rights", was nothing more thancow-towing to the pressure of those that don't think they need to be scrutinized. It reminds meofthe ridiculous"no guns allowed" signs on malls. Though private property, it relies on public common use to exist, and is even usedfor those not making purchases (those ridiculous mall-walkers).

    Bottom line is that he paid for (rented)that domain and should be able to post what he pleases.The internet is replete withall sorts of HATE sites, PORN sites, and some really, really sick things out there and that's apparently ok and "protected speech". But allowing public comment onpolice officer encounters issuddenly wrong? I'm not buying it for a second. What about the similar sites for doctors, lawyers, and all sorts of other professions? Are they all wrong too? Now I'm really curious as to whether there are any pro-RKBA sites hosted on GoDaddy or if they're a "gun free zone"?

    Can a landlord discriminate against a renter that shows up to rentan apartment in leather, whips and chains? Not unless he wants to be sued. Then why is a domain renter discriminated as such?

    This was a political move by GoDaddy, pure and simple.I have 5 domains hosted by them and will be writing to ask why.



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    OK. So today we all put GoDaddy on our "do not patronize list", right?

    Eff them. That's bs.

    When somebody finds the link to the new hosts page, please post it here.

    It was strange that the first day it was posted here, there were only 3 officers from my locale rated, and then a few days later, just before it was shut down, almost all of them were rated. HMMMMM?

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    Same domain name, he ported the name over.http://ratemycop.comIt's slow coming up,probablytoo much traffic with all the attention. Also, on the page's forum, there are complaints of the same person commenting on every officer. They're talking about only allowing registered members to post comments wrt officers and/or departments.



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    BobCav wrote:
    Also, on the page's forum, there are complaints of the same person commenting on every officer. They're talking about only allowing registered members to post comments wrt officers and/or departments.
    I hope they give the option of anonymous commenting (still requiring login and doing stuff in the background to prevent spamming) - it'd be pretty chilling to have to put your name to a comment describing an armed government agent in accurate yet unflattering terms, particularly if you've already been subject to harrassment...

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    Well, this is the last straw. I will not be renewing my account with godaddy, I have researched and found a better hosting provider. The new provider will cost twice as much but I have verified the speeds provided by the new site will leave godaddy in the dust.

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    Hmm and to think, Police have a problem with their personal data, which appears to be only their name and serial number..??? Maybe Badge number, I was unable to access this site anyone know.

    Well maybe now they can feel a little for us trying to limit the access to the Concealed Carry Rosters.

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