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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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March 19, 2012

Video: Baltimore police launch daily newscast

Each episode will stream live and talk about significant arrests and acts of violence - Full Story
March 19, 2012

'Kill a cop or two' tweet after Occupy protest probed

A message by an apparent protester said they won't make a difference if they don't kill a cop or two - Full Story
March 12, 2012

Ferrari driver posts speeding video to YouTube, faces jail

Disapproving YouTube viewers called police about a boastful video - Full Story
March 12, 2012
Md. student posts campus rampage threat online

Md. student posts campus rampage threat online

Suspect said he would 'kill enough people to make it to national news' - Full Story
March 07, 2012

Hacker helps FBI break into Anonymous, 4 charged

An influential computer hacker turned FBI informant led investigators to his former accomplices - Full Story
March 07, 2012

Chat room users may have seen fatal Neb. shooting

Police would like to know why the shooting wasn't reported sooner by someone in the chat room - Full Story
February 26, 2012
Ohio man given choice of Facebook apology or jail

Ohio man given choice of Facebook apology or jail

Mark Byron of Cincinnati is making the apology to avoid a 60-day prison term - Full Story
February 25, 2012

Facebook Forum: I want more training in...

Budgets are tight at agencies around the country, but pretend money isn't an issue - Full Story
February 24, 2012

NY Occupy protester's tweets at heart of privacy clash

Manhattan prosecutor wants to subpoena tweets sent by a demonstrator facing a disorderly conduct charge - Full Story
February 21, 2012

Calif. cops communicate better with online profiles

Police began posting arrest logs on the department's website in November and are now taking online initatives several steps further - Full Story

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