Due to the lawsuit, there is a very real possibility that I may have to suspend service on Domelights.com. This may happen with little or no warning, depending upon the circumstances.
This is in NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM an admission of liability or wrongdoing on my part. In fact, I CATEGORICALLY deny any wrongdoing on my part. I did not make racist posts. I did not maintain the website on city time/equipment. I did not create a hostile environment in my workplace via the website or any other means.
That said, I will follow the advice of my attorney to the letter, in the hopes of resolving this matter. Unfortunately, this might mean a suspension or permanent discontinuation of service.
Thanks again to everyone who has supported Domelights.com over the past 9+ years.
From the Inquirer: An association of black police officers sued the Philadelphia Police Department in federal court yesterday for allowing its officers to post “blatantly racist, anti-minority, disgusting and offensive” content on a popular website devoted to law enforcement topics. The suit says that domelights.com, which bills itself as “the voice of the good guys,” was founded and is moderated by an active duty Philadelphia police sergeant who uses the name “McQ” in his postings. The league said that white police officers post and moderate the site while on duty, sometimes in front of black officers. There's a lot of bitching and moaning at Domelights' message boards about the suit and the assault on free speech. And being free speech fans around here, normally we'd be inclined to agree. Except. If white officers really are using taxpayer-funded time to post rants to Domelights -- well, they don't have the right to exercise their First Amendment rights at all time when they're on the job. And if the brass hasn't been, um, policing this situation, well, it's about time they start. Anyhow, we'll leave you with some "voices of the good guys" at Domelights responding to the suit: __________ 1ST I.D. COP Today, 01:06 PM Don't forget, you only...