us: Go Daddy shuts down police rating website

Go Daddy has shut down a website that lets people criticise individual police officers saying it was using too much bandwidth reports CNet. 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.To read more on this story from CNet, see www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9892656-7.html.Also see:
GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com — Update
A new web service that lets users rate and comment on the uniformed police officers in their community is scrambling to restore service Tuesday, after hosting company GoDaddy unceremonious pulled-the-plug on the site in the wake of outrage from criticism-leery cops.
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