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In the Social Media for Cops section you’ll find news reports and expert articles dealing with all things social media. Facebook and Twitter are being used by officers to connect with each other, with the public, and with departments around the world, sometimes for fun and other times to help solve crimes.
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August 30, 2012
DA: Anti-police blogger to face charges

DA: Anti-police blogger to face charges

Blogger who created an anti-police Facebook page supporting the two suspects accused of killing an officer - Full Story
August 27, 2012
Gruesome cop-killer support page removed from Facebook

Gruesome cop-killer support page removed from Facebook

Anti-police page showed two gruesome images of officers, one headless and the other with no hands - Full Story
August 23, 2012

NYPD workers disciplined for Facebook posts

Remarks on a Facebook page were made about revelers at the West Indian American Day Parade - Full Story
August 22, 2012

Gun group sues Hawaii police over Facebook posts

A pro-gun charity has filed a federal lawsuit over posts that Honolulu police removed from their Facebook page - Full Story
August 20, 2012

Alleged car thief posts videos of crime online

During one video, suspect is seen holding and appearing to shoot a gun while driving - Full Story
August 19, 2012

Pa. police: Tweets weren't from us

By Dan Nephin Intelligencer Journal LANCASTER, Pa. The direct Twitter message bearing the Lancaster... - Full Story
August 18, 2012
Judge: Legal for Facebook 'friends' to show profiles to police

Judge: Legal for Facebook 'friends' to show profiles to police

Authorities collected evidence from the Facebook page of a reputed Bronx gang member who boasted online about his alleged criminal exploits - Full Story
August 08, 2012

ACLU backs deputies fired for Facebook 'likes'

Case revolves around 6 sheriff's employees who were fired after they supported the sheriff's re-election opponent - Full Story
July 31, 2012

Police arrest man for Olympic tweets

A man has been arrested in connection to Twitter postings directed at a British Olympic diver - Full Story
July 22, 2012

Cops: Social networking can help predict crime

Social scientists who have studied murder say they've gotten to where they can predict who is most likely to become a homicide victim - Full Story



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