Here we go again... Here is an email that I received today as well as my response. The cartoon they are referring to is currently on the main page of MassCops https://www.masscops.com/ While I will not change the front page based on the opinion of one I will do so if a majority of the members of the board share the complainants views. Here is the email =========== email: [email protected] message: To Whom It May Concern: As someone just perusing your website today (7/15/05) I was taken aback and extremely offended by the crude cartoon on the front page. I feel it is insensitive and borderline racist. To portray the African-American officer as using slang, "Happenin'" is outlandish and a horrible reflection of police officers in the state of Massachussetts, for most of whom I have the utmost respect and admiration. For a police organization to have such a crude cartoon on its website is unacceptable and if this cartoon is not removed immediately, I will be contacting the MA chapter of the ACLU to file a formal complaint. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, D. DeRiso B1: Email =========== My Response =========== To Whom It May Concern: The cartoon strip you are referring to is remotely hosted and updated automatically each week. I do not design the content of the strip. While I may not find all of the strips humorous, I do not agree with your opinion that the strip currently being shown on my personal website is "insensitive and borderline racist." MassCops - The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Network is not an organization it is a personal website. As stated in the disclaimer on the bottom of the website "MassCops (masscops.com) and (masscop.com) are privately owned websites/domains and are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (masscop.org) or any other law enforcement association or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." I apologize that you are offended by the current cartoon strip but your demand for it's immediate removal has been denied. It will change automatically on Sunday as it does every week. I am not going to redesign or edit html files because the site's content has offended one person. Respectfully, Gil Bechtel Gil Bechtel MassCops Admin [email protected] MassCops - Massachusetts Law Enforcement Network https://www.masscops.com Providing an informational network for Massachusetts law enforcement since 1998. MassCops (masscops.com) is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (masscop.org) or any other law enforcement association or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.