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April 30, 2015
Ga. woman jailed, banned from Facebook after 'death to white cops' post

Ga. woman jailed, banned from Facebook after 'death to white cops' post

Ebony Dickens, posting under the name of Tiffany Milan, called Monday for "death to all white cops nationwide" - Full Story
April 28, 2015

Video: Del. cop who achieved viral fame for 'Shake it Off’ is back for duet

Cpl. Jeff Davis is back behind the driver's seat, but this time he's brought a friend along for the ride - Full Story
April 06, 2015
La. man shoots cop after posting plan to make 'bad decisions' online

La. man shoots cop after posting plan to make 'bad decisions' online

"His intention last night was to kill several of my officers" - Full Story
April 02, 2015
School threats by text, phone apps frustrate police

School threats by text, phone apps frustrate police

Spread using apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police - Full Story
April 02, 2015

Video: NY detective's rant at Uber cab driver spurs transfer

Detective heard on video berating driver was stripped of his gun and badge Wednesday and will be transferred from the police anti-terrorism division - Full Story
March 24, 2015
Maine police track suspect through Snapchat clues

Maine police track suspect through Snapchat clues

Man who'd been wanted by police made a couple of critical mistakes that led to his capture — he sent out social media messages pinpointing his location - Full Story
March 20, 2015

3 tips for getting your community on board with police body cameras

The key to gaining your community's trust is to educate them about the program prior to rolling it out. Here's how: - Full Story
March 19, 2015

Man sentenced in online threat against cop case tied to larger debate

Man who posted Facebook comments threatening former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson will avoid prison but has been ordered to stay off social media - Full Story
March 10, 2015

Seattle PD posts body cams on new YouTube page

Department has launched a dedicated YouTube page for the release of body camera videos to the public in a bid for transparency - Full Story
March 09, 2015
Ex-sex trade worker fighting trafficking in oil patch

Ex-sex trade worker fighting trafficking in oil patch

Windie Lazenko has worked with federal prosecutors, the FBI and police, testified before state lawmakers and addressed church and school groups - Full Story



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