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Melbourne Police Work Twitter Like Champs

Melbourne Police Work Twitter Like Champs
Using social media during an active event is not the easiest thing to do but can it ever pay off for you and your community if you can work it into your resources. Melbourne, Florida is not a big city. It's a city of about 80,000 people dwarfed by its coastal cousins, Miami and Jacksonville along with its central Florida neighbor, Orlando. It sits on the Atlantic side of the state just south...
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Dear Police: Shut The F*%$#+^K Up!

Dear Police: Shut The F*%$#+^K Up!
I really can’t think of nice way to say this, so I’m just going to say it straight out… On a daily basis lately I have been reading stories about police officers and sheriff deputies being disciplined, called out and fired for not being able to keep their mouths shut and their fingers off keyboards. There is no arguing that this is a very difficult time for law enforcement. Everyone and their si...
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ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy

ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy
Here is an interesting case to follow over the next little while. The following is a reproduction from EINNEWS. NEW ORLEANS — The ACLU of Louisiana has sued Abbeville’s mayor and police chief over a policy barring police from any social media use showing the city in a bad light. The policy is so vague that the plaintiff, police Sgt. Colt Landry, can’t tell what he’s allowed to do on socia...
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Are you muting your own information?

Are you killing your own information on Twitter? Everyday I see lots of great information on Twitter shared by some really amazing people, accounts and agencies. Some of this information is through running streams, while some comes through lists and more is found from just basic search parameters. But, one thing that shows up in almost every manner of information curating I see is the inexplic...
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Does The 1st Amendment Cover This?

Does The 1st Amendment Cover This?
When you’re a police officer, you are held to a higher standard. There is no arguing that. If you think it’s unfair, then you should probably find another line of work.  If you believe you should be allowed to say whatever you want, then you should really find an outlet other than social media to voice your opinion. An officer in Marlin Texas decided to use his Facebook account to post ...
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