RateMyCop.com is a
review sitethat allows American citizens to give feedback on police officers. The website was launched on February 28, 2008by Gino Sesto and Rebecca Costell of Culver City, California. The site launched with over the names of over 140,000 officers from more than 500 police departments across the nation.
March 11, 2008, Go Daddyshut down RateMyCop.com after complaints from police officers. [ [http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/03/godaddy-silence.html GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com - Update | Threat Level from Wired.com ] ] [ [http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/12/1739228&from=rss Slashdot | GoDaddy Silences RateMyCop.com ] ] After being contacted about the shutdown, GoDaddy responded that it was due to "suspicious activity". However, the owner of the site was later told by GoDaddy that the site was shut down for reaching its 3 terabyte bandwidth limit, although doubt has been expressed about the second explanation as the site had only 80,000 connected users that day and 400,000 the previous day.
As of 26 March 2008, the site is now "up."
Ratemycop.com has user forums where people can participate in discussions (in addition to rating their experiences with a total of 2 police officers). User forums include:
Ask A Police Officer
Officers in the news (Good)
Officers in the news (Bad)
Praise your police
Criticize your police
* [http://ratemycop.com/ RateMyCop.com] - Official site
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