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Every so often an idea so brilliant comes along, then you wonder, why didn’t I think of that.

A new website which gives ratings to cops from around the country.  Called Rate My Cop (currently down, but hopefully not out) has been getting quite a bit of news.

The police evidently hate it…here is some coverage from CBS5…they thrive on anonymity.  Do you think a cop would taser a kid if he knew the world would know?

The site is still new, so it still has a lot of filling out to do, but it is a brilliant concept.  This is the key to maintaining freedom as we enter the surveillance society –we have to hold the powers that be to the same transparency that we are forced into.  If our lives are to be captured on film and in databases, then we must also capture the watchers on film and in databases…much deserved kudos to the owners of the site.

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