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Posted about 6 years ago

 

This site presents a potential officer safety issue.

http://ratemycop.com/

I would urge each of you to contact your agency and association/union in an effort to get the site shut down to protect officers nationwide.

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Looks relatively new and no ratings on the ones I've checked. They have Fairfax PD but not the SO yet. However they had the police roster and all my buddies are on there. HMMMM...


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Outlaw Bikers and Gangs watch these sites closely.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

checked it out so far my department is listed but states no officers. will definitely be watching this site. thanks


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Wow, thats a definite concern!!!

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

None of my department is on there...thank god...I checked

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Just emailed the link to every cop I know I found several of them on the site


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I agree with Papabear. Definate concern. Thanks for the heads up!

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Bad deal. Just sent the link to my command to see if they can have someone look into it more. My entire 1,000+ officer departent is listed.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Looks like a shopping center for cop killers to me. Pick a name that sounds good then go pick off the officer. That site is nothing more than a disaster waiting to happen.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Interesting site indeed. Even though I'm no longer a Police Officer I checked on several departments for the state I live in and there were no listings, not even for the largest departments. I also checked in a few other states I have lived in and found a listing for the local Sheriffs Department in one of them.

Not so sure I'd like my name on this list for that certain mentally disturbed individual with revengeful intentions. I'd like to see it go away quickly for the safety of all of you out there on patrol.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Wow, thanks for the heads up.....never ceases to amaze


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

My Sheriff has turned it over to the County Attorney's Office. We don't want our names on a public list. I have gone through great measures to keep my information private. I have had people in custody that have given me threats and told me where I live and the color of my house. I really don't wan't my name all over the internet for just anybody to look at.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Yeah, thanks for the heads up. I checked out the site. Departments are listed and then officers are listedunder their department and then they can be rated in 3 categories and comments can be made. Doesn't look like there's been a lot of activity for my region of the state, nor are officer names listed yet. My union is aware of it now and I'll be sure to make everyone at my department aware. Hopefully, they can help spread the word to other agencies in the state.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

My department is there but no officers.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

It has been cancelled somehow, requesting that the site owner contact them. GOOD.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

It seems to be there for me. Overall I could care less, I would tell my buddies to log in and rate the officer they are a great officer. I've done 4 times already. No sweat.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I also clicked on the above link and it stated that the website was cancelled wanting the owner to contact a listed number


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Looks like the complaints worked!


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I just tried to get on and it would not let me in. I'm not familiar with that site.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Check out some of the other threads on this topic-it is a Los Angeles based web site-it is EXACTLY what you think it is!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
News Article About RateMyCop Website Shutdown
(I am sure the site will appear again on the Internet in the near future but just wanted to share the latest news on why you have not been able to view it. Thanks to member Lynn Cummings for passing this along)

March 12, 2008 4:34 PM PDT

Go Daddy shuts down police-rating Web site
Posted by Elinor Mills

Domain hoster Go Daddy has shut down a Web site that lets people criticize individual police officers, saying it was using too much bandwidth. But the site owner says he is being censored after police complained.

Up until Tuesday, visitors to RateMyCop.com were able to post comments and ratings on specific police officers. The site disclosed officer names and badge numbers, which is public information.

Late last week, KGO TV in San Francisco ran a news story saying that police officers wanted the site shut down, claiming it puts them at risk by revealing their information.

On Wednesday, the site continued to be offline displaying a message that says "Oops!!!" and urged the site owner to contact Go Daddy.

RateMyCop founder Gino Sesto contacted the company and was initially told the site was shut down for "suspicious activity," according to Wired News. Then a supervisor told him the site had exceeded its 3 terabyte bandwidth limit, but Sesto disputes that, telling Wired News: "How can it be overloaded when it only had 80,000 page views today, and 400,000 yesterday?"

Go Daddy spokesperson Elizabeth Driscoll told CNET News.com that the site was using six times the amount of bandwidth allotted for its $15-a-month "shared server" plan. "Basically, he was paying for a compact car, when he really needed a semi-truck. The customer was not willing to work with our staff to resolve the issue," she wrote in an e-mail. "The situation was absolutely NOT about censorship in ANY way."

This isn't the first time Go Daddy has been accused of censoring a site because of outside pressure. A year ago, it pulled the plug on a security list Web site, after giving the site owner less than an hour notice, after MySpace complained that there its members' usernames and passwords were archived on the site. After that incident, CNET News.com asked a Go Daddy executive under what circumstances would it suspend a customer's domain name based on the content of the Web site, in the absence of a court order. "Go Daddy takes action to suspend a domain name in cases where the domain name is being used for, or in association with, illegal activities. Our most common instances involve phishing sites, child pornography Web sites, terrorist sites, and the like,"

Go Daddy General Counsel Christine Jones said. "As an established partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, we also take action based on sites that pose a significant threat to or exploitation of children--as was the case in this instance."
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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

While I certainly do NOT condone the idea of that site, allow me for a moment to play "devil's advocate" here...

First off, I would imagine that some really dedicated *BLEEP* that wants to obtain a list of the names of all the officers or other employees of XYZ public service agency could do so with a properly filed FOIA request...maybe not as fast or easy as the ratemycop type sites, but a listing of names nonetheless.

Secondly, there are other internet sites out there that are potentailly much more dangerous to each of you as individuals... Have you heard of the site www.zabasearch.com ? Try looking yourself or anyone else you know on that site.... it contains such "HARMLESS" details on some folks like ADDRESSES, Telephone numbers, Birthdate infor, etc.....

Third, there is the potential for an individual department to 'solicit' public relations feedback for their community. I know that when I was a sworn officer, our community (a hospital environment) had signs posted throughout the campus with a "guarantee of customer satisfaction" (along with the clause that those who commit violations would not be excused).

Just my thoughts. Your opinion and mileage may vary.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

This site shows and adress down on "Pico Blvd" in Los Angeles which is Mid-city. This site has gotten alot of attention and most of it is bad. It is nothing more than "cyber-terrosim" and a shabby attempt to prevent officers from doing our jobs.

The site has poor softwear and loads real slow. It is possible to keep the ISP busy with complaints. Also, compliants about TOS should be used. I think all the use has cuased the system to "crash" from time to time.

I would make sure every copper you know is made aware of this site and requests from this web site for dept info are questioned before the info is released to them. This thug thinks that all states are like CA and Los Angeles and he can do what ever he wants-to whom ever he wants

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

see I don't even know why a site like that would be necessary most people I pull over swear they know all the cops anyway.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Yes the "ZABBA" site is a real problem that we had to deal with here in LA-they were very helpful in allowing officers to keep thier info private. Unlike this site which has bad intentions.

My Dept, "solicits" feed back-HOWEVER, we know who is making the comments and the citizen cannot "snipe" at you privately-for the most part. I could really see some lawyer getting ahold of this and using it to try and hammer you on the stand.

This site in no way controls comments from people which are done to harm officers. While they maybe "opinions" they can fuel other things such as IA investigations and "civil rights violation" investigations. Trust me on this one- this is what this clown is trying to do-we see it all the time here in LA- nothing good will come of this web site

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

We had a few departments in the area added to the site. They got the info from the city or county not the departments. Make sure the proper people know.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

hospitalcop said:

While I certainly do NOT condone the idea of that site, allow me for a moment to play "devil's advocate" here...

First off, I would imagine that some really dedicated *BLEEP* that wants to obtain a list of the names of all the officers or other employees of XYZ public service agency could do so with a properly filed FOIA request...maybe not as fast or easy as the ratemycop type sites, but a listing of names nonetheless.

Secondly, there are other internet sites out there that are potentailly much more dangerous to each of you as individuals... Have you heard of the site www.zabasearch.com ? Try looking yourself or anyone else you know on that site.... it contains such "HARMLESS" details on some folks like ADDRESSES, Telephone numbers, Birthdate infor, etc.....

Third, there is the potential for an individual department to 'solicit' public relations feedback for their community. I know that when I was a sworn officer, our community (a hospital environment) had signs posted throughout the campus with a "guarantee of customer satisfaction" (along with the clause that those who commit violations would not be excused).

Just my thoughts. Your opinion and mileage may vary.

This site has a listing for my uncle's ex-wife who left him (and my 2 y/o and 8 month-old cousins) in 1988.. She is still listed as living at that address.. They have no listings for me, but this site just refers people to places where they can buy information on you, which is another issue.. If these people are using FOIA to dig up info on you, you should be allowed to know..


I want to find the driver(s) at the front of the traffic jam and have their license(s) revoked. Then make them ride the bus until they promise never to hold the rest of us up again.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I just found my name and address listed I will be contacting our Prosecutors office to see what can be done about this...


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

For those who do not know-anything to do with the name of The "Los Angeles Police Department" is protected by copywrite-so it looks like our worthless union is going to TRY and do something-don't hold your breath, but at least they put down their coffee cups!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Response from the Protective League re the RateMyCop Website
(Below is a release today by the League about the controversial website. As many of you may have found, the RateMyCop website is currently "down" as of this afternoon. It is unknown if this is due to technical or legal reasons)
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To: All League Members
Subject: RateMyCop Website

The Los Angeles Police Protective League recently received numerous calls from members regarding the RateMyCop Website. The Website lists the names of all LAPD officers, as well as officers from other agencies. We have been informed by our attorneys that, unfortunately, the Website is legal and protected by the Freedom of Information Act.

The League is currently exploring possible copyright violations. Once we have come to a final opinion on this issue, we will notify you via e-mail.
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