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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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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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LAPD 'most wanted' fugitive found through Facebook

LAPD 'most wanted' fugitive found through Facebook

For 11 years, Eduardo Rodriguez was one of LA's most wanted fugitives, an alleged Toonerville street gang member accused of killing four people - Full Story

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Utah man fired after posting anti-cop comment online

Man posted an image on Facebook from his personal account depicting a dead officer with the caption, “This is what a good cop looks like.”

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Utah man fired after posting anti-cop comment online

Man posted an image on Facebook from his personal account depicting a dead officer with the caption, “This is what a good cop looks like” - Full Story

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Wash. suspect in slaying, online death photos caught

Wash. suspect in slaying, online death photos caught

Man surrendered in Oregon after police say he killed his girlfriend, posted grusome photos of her body online, and wrote that he wanted police to kill him - Full Story



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