Websites can be very expensive to maintain.
It is remarkable that you have within your community someone who wants to take on this job, pay for it, monitor it, write software, keep his hardware maintained , etc.
He/She is allowing you all to have a free platform to address all manner of things and the world can tune in as I do from across the pond.
I would imagine few would want to help mount a legal defense and so it is important to help maintain a litigation free zone.
The posters also have a responsibility in helping run a website by thinking of the content they post.
If you open up your keyboard and your brains fall out , then you have a problem.
As I live in a very "sue " happy country, I can fully understand why some subjects should be taken off line.
I was in the market yesterday, a young woman with a cart and baby comes whipping around the corner.
We almost collided. The first words out of her mouth were " If you had hit me and my baby, there would have been a lawsuit"
Yes, she was Blonde.