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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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November 05, 2015

Anti-cop activist arrested in Mont. after buying guns for 'revolution'

On his podcast, the man compared shooting police officers to 'shooting gophers' - Full Story
November 04, 2015

Miss. man bombs Wal-Mart for stopping sales of Confederate themed flags

The man posted threats to Facebook calling the retail giant 'anti-American' - Full Story
November 03, 2015
Mo. cop replaces autistic teen’s stolen Halloween decoration

Mo. cop replaces autistic teen’s stolen Halloween decoration

Officer helped find the teen’s inflatable ghost tree - Full Story
November 02, 2015

Texas PD responds to racial profiling claim, says cops stopped woman for 'safety'

Dash cam footage of the encounter has viewers split on why woman was stopped - Full Story
November 02, 2015

Conn. police worried by ambush assaults, social media hostility

Police say every error or misjudgment is broadcast endlessly, creating hostility towards cops - Full Story
October 31, 2015

Officers surprised by free lunch from thankful NC citizens

The citizens hashtagged the bill with ‘Blue Lives Matter’ - Full Story
October 30, 2015
Does response to SC classroom arrest video show law enforcement rift?

Does response to SC classroom arrest video show law enforcement rift?

The pervasiveness of smartphones could be inhibiting officers' ability, or at least their willingness, to fight crime. - Full Story
October 30, 2015

Squealer dealers: Del. drug dealers urged to rat out competitors

Within 24 hours of posting the call for tipsters, the department has received two reports - Full Story
October 30, 2015

Video: DC officer has dance-off with teen

The officer said 'show me your hands or dance moves' - Full Story
October 29, 2015

Man's Facebook post about Ariz. traffic stop goes viral

A black man with a concealed weapon posted about being pulled over by an officer - Full Story



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