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Social Media for Cops

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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Facebook death threats against Darren Wilson lead to arrest

Police arrested 46-year-old Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar after a string of death threats made over Facebook that stretched back to shortly after the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story

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Snapchat video leads Texas cops to teen vandals

Police in Houston arrested two teens for damaging a home after linking them to video posted on the popular messaging app.

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Snapchat video leads Texas cops to teen vandals

Police in Houston arrested two teens for damaging a home after linking them to video posted on the popular messaging app - Full Story

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FBI cautions military, police to be on alert for ISIS attacks

Advising military members and police to review their social media accounts to avoid posts that might attract attention from the Islamic State - Full Story

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Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

For more than four decades, the Supreme Court has said that "true threats" to harm another person are not protected speech under the First Amendment - Full Story

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Ind. cop raises money to replace assault victim's hearing aids

Daniel White was the victim of a crime and had been beaten so badly that his hearing aids were nowhere to be found.

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Ind. cop raises money to replace assault victim's hearing aids

Daniel White was the victim of a crime and had been beaten so badly that his hearing aids were nowhere to be found - Full Story

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Crime scene photo on phone leads police to Mont. suspect

Crime scene photo on phone leads police to Mont. suspect

Cellphone, logged into a man's Facebook account, featured a news photo of the crime scene as the background screen - Full Story

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NM PD uses site to share neighborhood-specific crime info to residents

Unlike other types of social media, people on Nextdoor.com only have access to forums for people who live by them - Full Story

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Man's request for body cams has Wash. PDs rethinking use

Person filed a public records request for all available footage, a task one PD says will take years to complete - Full Story



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