57) Florida cops no longer shielded from public shaming

Disloyal Opposition

by JD Tuccille

"Forget Consumer Reports -- the Internet bypasses professional

reviewers.and lets regular people share their experiences with

everything from cars to hotels to police officers. But not everybody

likes to have bad reviews of their performance available to the

public. In Florida, cops got their pet politicians to pass a law

making it legally perilous to get too specific when giving thumbs-down

to uniformed arm-twisters. That law is now a thing of the past, tossed

out as a First amendment violation by a federal judge." (05/04/10)


Dear UCSF Mike;

Just another example of some group running to the State to get protection instead of cleaning up their act. Good for the judge in striking down.

Ron Getty