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Memphis Police Director sues in an attempt to discover Identity of critical bloggers.

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Blog, Data Protection and Privacy, Government Policy, Legal Issues, USA, Web 2.0

Interesting article on the Memphis based site commercialappeal.com
Apparently the director of police is using public funds to attempt sue and identify an anonymous blogger believed to be a Memphis police officer (or several officers)

Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and the city of Memphis have filed a lawsuit to learn who operates a blog harshly critical of Godwin and his department.

The lawsuit asks AOL to produce all information related to the identity of an e-mail address linked to MPD Enforcer 2.0, a blog popular with police officers that has been extremely critical of police leadership at 201 Poplar.

“In what could be a landmark case of privacy and the 1st Amendment,” the anonymous bloggers write on the site, “Godwin has illegally used his position and the City of Memphis as a ram to ruin the Constitution of the United States.

Read the full article here.

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