Councilman promotes racist flash game and gets sued
We discussed one of the downfalls of technology last week. When you post something online, if you’re a public figure or a police officer trying to put someone in jail, that information can come back to haunt you. It can quite possibly have some bad repercussions. Apparently Councilman John Dowdy did not get the memo. Maybe he thought that sending out an email to some colleagues promoting a racist flash game wouldn’t turn out poorly. He could have just been being mean to fit in with all the cool kids, I suppose we’ll never know for sure.
Well the game that Georgia City Councilman was so excited over, was Border Patrol. The game has you stop three different types of Mexican immigrants from traveling across the border, Mexican Nationalists, Drug Dealers and Breeders. The game was released back in 2006 and when he discovered the game he passed along his thoughts about the game onto his colleagues through an email. It stated, “THIS IS WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes you feel better anyway, I did my part today, I kept a few from coming over!!! GET READY —- THEY ARE FAAAST! ! !”. The down sides of sending out such an email, is that as Mr. Dowdy discovered, people get a little upset. Once it came to light, it was followed up with a lawsuit and then by him resigning from his post. Again, the moral of the story is to stop posting stupid things in ways that can be traced back to you. It doesn’t end well.