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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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May 13, 2015

Police: Don't chase bears while drunk and wielding a hatchet

Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice - Full Story
May 12, 2015
Man arrested after 'liking' mug shot on Facebook

Man arrested after 'liking' mug shot on Facebook

Levi Charles Reardon found his mugshot on a Crimestoppers Facebook page and 'liked' it - Full Story
May 11, 2015
Subway employee fired for Facebook posts celebrating cop killings

Subway employee fired for Facebook posts celebrating cop killings

Posts referenced the slayings of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, who were killed Saturday night during a traffic stop - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Made comments before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Video: Man robs bank, posts footage to Instagram

Video: Man robs bank, posts footage to Instagram

Said he shouldn't have been charged because he didn't threaten anyone and politely asked for the money - Full Story
May 06, 2015
Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen" - Full Story
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



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