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Policing Matters Podcast: How social media companies can help law enforcement

Jim and Doug discuss how social media plays into modern police activity, and whether or not further cooperation is on the horizon


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During a standoff in Baltimore County (Md.) in August 2016, local police were able to convince Facebook to deactivate the account of a woman who was eventually shot in a confrontation with police. The online social network was largely lauded for their assistance to police in that matter. Meanwhile, during the Occupy movement several years ago, BART Police in California were widely criticized for shutting down the cellular phone signal and WiFi connectivity in the transit tunnels. Jim and Doug discuss how social media plays into modern police activity, and whether or not further cooperation is on the horizon.

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