Black police sue racist message board

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    (CNN) -- A group of black Philadelphia police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against their department, alleging an online forum geared toward city police is "infested with racist, white supremacist and anti-African-American content."

    The suit alleges white officers post on and moderate the privately operated site, Domelights.com, both on and off the job.

    Domelights' users "often joke about the racially offensive commentary on the site ... or will mention them in front of black police officers," thus creating "a racially hostile work environment," according to lawyers for the all-black Guardian Civic League, the lead plaintiff in the suit.

    A look at the site's forums Friday for racist comments found several possibilities.

    Reads one: "In urban areas, it seems [African-Americans] living on welfare in paid for housing is ingrained in their culture as well as fighting. ... Kids, along with adults can't speak proper English or spell at a 3rd grade level, but they can sing among "theyselves" the lyrics to a rap song."

    Said another Domelights user of an African-American woman: "She is a classic example of that exact non tax paying, no car insurance driving, bad weave wearing, all the whitey's are racist black women."

    The site's tagline is "the voice of the good guys."

    Black Philadelphia police sue over message board, say it's racist - CNN.com
     
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    Ahh yes efforts to control our thoughts have begun. First question to ask would be are either of those "examples" of racism actually TRUE? But that question won't get asked cause that would curtail the entire law suit right there.
     
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    Nobody owns the net, they can have racist sites if they like.
     
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    is the site owned by the police dept?
    if not, i hope this gets thrown out of courts since they do not have a right to not be offended
     
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    If they want to be racist pigs, they have the right to be racist pigs.
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    LOL .......... this doesn't surprise me a bit.

    Thanks Chris for the chuckle.
     
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    any chance sharpton and jackson will be involved?
     
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    They're called "pigs" for a reason. Sorry, but it's true. I've known too many pigs to deny it.

    With a disclaimer: Please forgive me, the one detective (now) who I know isn't a pig.
     
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    I heard that Obama is going to appoint a thought Czar next week to take care of problems like this.
     
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